Thorndike, ME Custom Artwork Professionals
- 14 Maine St. Box 28, suite 0107 BrunswickME0401150502
In the spring of 1981 I packed 2 worn canvas totes full of tile, got into my powder blue VW Bug and headed to 61st and 3rd, New York City... I walked into Country Floors and the breathtaking impact of color and pattern... fearless, gorgeous ceramic tile ... on a work table I laid out my ware for Norman Karlson and the brilliant women who were his force... and so began these 36 years of making custom handmade tile for Country Floors. It is now just me and my Mom, Buddy ... she is 89 and indispensable, we have quite a time making the tile. The foundation of my work is called Chinoiserie… The story of three trees; the dogwood, magnolia, and cherry tree, a Jesuit priest who taught Japanese brush painting and a remarkable potter who handed me a rolling pin… We have designed and made tile for homes across the United States and Canada, as well as in England, France, Israel and Japan... Our hope is to add a personal touch to any room: kitchen backsplashes, tub surrounds and shower enclosures, a dining room chair rail, stair risers, fireplaces... a custom touch to a focal point or unique accent for restorations, renovations, or new building projects, residential or commercial.
Since 1989 decorative painting throughout Maine, into NH, Mass. and NY. I have a fine art degree from Pratt which has served me well in my business - taking the process of glazes to a larger scale. I use acrylics almost exclusively lending a watercolor and light handed, painterly effect to many of my projects. I have been involved in 6 Designer Showhouses in Maine, my work has been published in Country Living Magazine, House & Garden and a few books. Working with designers, architects, builders homeowners and commercial clients to find the right design for your project. Please visit my etsy shop - the RandoM shoE