I love custom requests!  If you would like a piece painted and personalized just for you, please contact me to share your thoughts and ideas.  Maybe you have a certain size requirement, or would like a painting done on a particular base (like an old cupboard door or a vintage breadboard).  If so, simply email or call to discuss.  Custom tables too! Click HERE for more info on Commissions!

Teaching and inspiring others about Early American Decorative Arts

is what I love to do! 

Take a look at my services, and let me know what I can do for you!

Would you like to learn how to paint in the tradition of Rufus Porter?  I will teach the formulas and methodologies as documented by Rufus Porter in 1825 for creating a scenic landscape mural.  Get together with a few of your friends and have a Rufus Porter mural painting party!  Instruction for kids too! 


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Painting In the Tradition of Rufus Porter

If you are considering the timeless style and tradition of early American stenciling for your home, let me help you to create that perfect historic look.  I can offer guidance/advice/instruction on:

  • Design, patterns, and placement
  • Architectural accents
  • All-over wall design in the tradition of Moses Eaton, Jr.
  • Authentic historic wall re-creations using Sketchbook of Historic New England Walls

Have you found traces of early American stenciling or a scenic landscape mural on the walls in your home?  Are you curious about the history and origin of the ancient art?  I am  frequently contacted by homeowners who have uncovered early American decorative art on the walls of their home.  I would love to help you identify the decoration you have uncovered!   Please email or call to discuss! 

What special detail will make your Rufus Porter inspired painting a unique-to-you, and personalized piece?!

Custom Requests - Commissions

In addition to painting in the tradition of Rufus Porter, I travel around New England delivering lectures at local libraries and club meetings.  My presentation is called: “New England’s Timeless Decoration:  The Folk Art of Moses Eaton, Jr. and Rufus Porter”.   The presentation details the tremendous impact the folk art of Eaton and Porter had on the lives of rural New Englanders in federal period America. The presentation also features a slideshow of my journeys throughout New England, where I have conducted research in homes, inns and taverns with Eaton’s historic wall stenciling and Porter’s signature landscape murals.  The history of wall stenciling in New England, the life and times of Moses Eaton, Jr., and the genius of Rufus Porter, are all topics that are explored.  Book a talk today!

Personalized Rufus Porter inspired landscape murals, instruction, and consulting

Early American Stenciling Instruction


Suzanne Carroll Korn