Antiques, Bears, Jewelry, Pastels, Collectibles, Counted Cross-stitch, Fiber Arts, Folk Paintings, Rug hooking, Holiday Greens, Honey, Coffee, and Woodcarving. Free admission, free food, free parking. Call 734-475-2159 for more information.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
The art of Primitive Americana
comes naturally to Sandra Somers who was born and raised in a small Midwestern town “full of large old houses, horse barns and lush farmland within roller
skating range.” Sandra grew up in Findlay, Ohio, and has been a Michigan
resident for many years. Her primitive art, created using acrylics, depicts an
active, bustling world that time has somehow overlooked. Nationally recognized museums, historic townships and individual
collectors have commissioned nostalgic portraits. In Sandra's Americana, the
houses are real and architecturally exciting, while the people are childlike
individuals dressed in vintage or modern clothing enjoying the seasons.
Available as original paintings and lithograph prints, Somers’ primitives are
set in handmade wood frames that enhance the pictured scene. Notecards are also available. Sandra also creates custom primitives, undertakes restorations of old homes, decorates furniture and cabinetry, and is available for consultation. She is presently living and working in an 1860s farmhouse homestead with restored outbuildings, including a chicken coop used as a showroom studio. Visitors are welcome by appointment.
I am a woodcarver who lives with my husband, John, who also carves with me in our reproduction black timber frame saltbox on farmland outside the village of Chelsea, Michigan. I have been carving since 1985, starting slowly, and in 1997 was featured in Country Home Magazine which really launched me into a fulltime business with my husband. We have been working constantly ever since, with dealers and customers in all parts of the US.