This Rocks!

 

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What fun a simple rock can be!

The blue guy is from when I was in kindergarten, so he’s got a little wear and tear on him.  We collected the rocks and our teacher painted them for us.  The shape of the rock and the way it felt in my hand was what sold me on it.

And the first gift that my niece, Chloe gave me when she was just a toddler was a rock (just glad that she handed it to me and didn’t throw it!).

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Susan Schauer ~ Painter

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Susan has “arted” all her life and found it to be a good winter pastime in her snow-belt hometown of Ashtabula, OH.

After graduating from Miami University, Ohio with an MEd, Art Education and hours beyond her Masters at Notre Dame and BGSU, Susan brought her appreciation for art to middle schoolers, teaching full time for over a decade in North Ridgeville, Amherst, and Elyria, followed by substituting in Vermilion and Milan.

Susan started painting murals, doing illustrations and teaching private art classes.  She began with portraits of people, but soon became proficient in animal portraits as well, and her work was commissioned by animal breeders in England, Sweden, France, and Japan.

Susan’s free-lance illustrations and design work have been in various magazines in the United States and Canada.  She is presently a cartoonist for the Vermilion Photo Journal.

“I have been so lucky to have been involved with art at work & “play”.  Art is a very important way for me to communicate thoughts & feelings.”

 

 

Ari Eickert ~ Painter

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Ari Eickert was born and educated in Germany.  As a young man he played
Jazz and his band, the Flower Street Jazzmen, was heard on the radio and in different venues throughout Europe.

After Ari received his degree as a Mechanical Engineer, he emigrated to the United States with $15.00 in his pocket.  He found that it was impossible to play Jazz in New York without being a union member, even in Harlem.

Within a year, Ari was drafted into the U.S. Army.  He then earned a post-graduate degree in Industrial Management and for the next 20 years he worked for various companies in the United States and overseas.  He founded and ran his own manufacturing company until he retired 25 years later.

In retirement, Ari started to play music again and to paint, which had always been a passion throughout his life.  Ari’s preferred media is watercolor and his favorite subjects are related to water and boats or topics from his world-wide travels.

Follow him on FB at Ari Eickert

 

Home for Local Artists and More…

I like to think of the Burning River Boutique as an adoption center for paintings, photos, sculptures & other “Necessary Luxuries” looking for a good home.

We are proud to feature over 50 area Artists, Authors, Jewelers, Painters, Photographers, Potters, Sculptors, and more…

Click Here to Meet our Artists

Come visit us in downtown Vermilion to fall in love with the perfect object d’ art for your house, cottage, boat, or business.

We also pamper your art by providing Gallery Quality Framing Services (Click Here for More Information).

See you soon!

Suzy Tonich ~ Painter

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“My husband and I moved to Vermilion Township in 1977 to a house that he, a retired firefighter, had built.  I had a 40+ year career as a trauma nurse and clinical trial specialist. When I retired, I needed a relaxing hobby.

I began making gold jewelry with Swarovski crystals and vintage beads.  I so enjoyed the play of colors and light, I decided to try painting with watercolors and fell in love with this form of artistic expression.  It has been 15 years and I still love to paint.  Seascapes and animals are my favorite subjects.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custom Gallery Framing Services

If You Love Your Art…Pamper It with Our Custom Framing Services

The Burning River Boutique offers full-service custom framing for your photos, paintings, drawings, posters, handbills, magazine covers, diplomas, maps, and keepsakes.

I am a photographer and I will treat your picture memories as if they were my own.  Together we can select the perfect molding, mat and glass to turn your treasures into lasting works of art to hang in your home, cottage, boat or office.

Our Services Include:

A Wide Selection of High Quality Standard Hardwood Frames In-Stock

Custom Cut Wood and Metal Frames for Any Size Artwork

Dry Mounting on a Variety of Backing Materials, Including Foam Board, Backing Board & Magnets

Large Scale Lamination

Matboard Cutting to Any Size — Square, Rectangle, Oval & Circle

Shadow Box Framing

Repair and Re-Framing Services

Framing Supplies for D.I.Y.

Professional Courtesy Discounts for Artists

Quick Turnaround & Competitive Prices

Contact Lora Mosier to Schedule an Appointment:

(440) 941-1272

BurningRiverBoutique@gmail.com

Connaught Cullen ~ Painter

 

Connaught Cullen grew up in Clyde, Ohio, worked at Whirlpool Corp for 30 years, then had a mid-life crisis and became an artist. She received a BFA from Bowling Green State University and an MA-Studio from Eastern Michigan University. She currently resides in Athens, Ohio while pursuing an MFA in the Painting + Drawing department at Ohio University. Connaught currently works with acrylic in her paintings that examine the meditative walk as evidenced in the landscape.

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Check out Connaught’s website at Connaught Cullen