Jean Larson has been the featured artist in our TC store location, since its first location, next to Mary’s Kitchen Port. Recently, Jean introduced a new medium to adorn the walls-encaustics!
Encaustics are an ancient Egyptian preservation technique in which wax coats the object. This medium can withstand temperatures up to 150 degrees and protects the painting underneath through the thick coating.
Jean’s encaustics include subject matter like birds, orchids, fruit, and nests and are available in a variety of shapes, including round.
Though she has roots in the Traverse City, Jean gains inspiration through her travels, especially to Iceland, where she is remodeling a historic building into an art studio. Be sure to stop in and enjoy Jean’s work in person. Her encaustics have been wildly popular and are sure to remind you of the intricate artistry in nature. In addition to Traverse City, Jean has oil paintings in our Harbor Springs location.
In November of 2014 Richard and Melanie traveled to Italy where they were invited artists in residence at the Borgo Finocchieto in Buonconvento, a retreat owned by the American Ambassador to Italy, John Phillips. On their month long trip trip they saw great works of art and landscapes in Venice, Siena, Florence and Rome. It was an aesthetic experience that changed their artistic lives in ways which are still unfolding.
Miles to go and Promises to Keep by Wm. Truman Hosner
Did you know that each of our BTD stores have amazing paintings by four local artists? What could go better together than fine jewelry and fine art!
Our Traverse City store we have the artwork of Jean Larson, Glen Arbor has Melanie Parke and Richard Kooyman and our Next Gallery in Leland features William Truman Hosner.
Although our store in Leland is closed for the winter, we would be happy to show his paintings, just call the Glen Arbor store at 231-334-3826 and set up an appointment.
Richard stopped by today with a van full of new paintings by Melanie and himself. Stop by the Glen Arbor store and see what is new!
A beautiful painting by Melanie Parke, makes me long for summer.
We have a very nice selection of painting by Richard Kooyman and Melanie Parke, stop by the Glen Arbor store to see their beautiful artwork.
Pictured here is Richards “Freighter #2”
Visit our Glen Arbor location and see the work of Richard Kooyman & Melanie Parke displayed throughout the store.