“aimer, ce n’est pas se regarder l’un l’autre, c’est regarder ensemble dans la meme direction”
to love is not to look at one another: it is to look in the same direction
I started a decorative painting business, in Maine, in 1989. I have taught painting and drawing, had my work in major (and minor)magazines and publications, been the designer/artist in 6 showhouses. I have been very fortunate to have found a career that allows me to do what I know best. My first paint set was a Windsor Newton set of oils given to me by my father when I was about 8. I loved the smell of the turp, linseed oil, the paint. And mixing all those colors!
My latest passion, I think I could do it everyday given the chance!, is gardening. The scientific names, the weed identification, all makes sense now – and I can remember them! I blame age – when your mind starts to clear and you can hear those individual voices so much clearer. The end of the frenetic mind! (for me, at least).
The invincibility of youth – the humility of age.
If not noted, the interiors, paintings, photographs, decorative painting are by me.
I will always give credit for another’s work – if I am in error – please let me know.
And I would appreciate a credit if you use my work in another forum, venue, repost, etc.
Olivia Atherton, Maine