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"The Process" Part I - What A Decorative Artist Does

"The Process" Part I - What A Decorative Artist Does

It occurred to me the other day when I was talking with an interior designer I just met that I perhaps I should explain a bit about what exactly we do as “decorative artists” and how one goes about working with us . Its clear as day for me, but when I describe my profession to new people I meet I either get blank stares or confused looks. I think I need to polish my elevator speech! So first and foremost, let me describe to the world what a decorative artist is and what we do.

What a Party!


THANK YOU to all who came out to celebrate with us at our Open House! We are so grateful to have such great clients and colleagues, we would not still be here with out you all. It was wonderful to see so many clients I haven't seen in years, and new faces too.


If you missed it, we have launched our latest venture, "Lenehan Studios Home- Artistically Curated Fabrics and Wallcoverings." Our inaugural line of ten designs is available now in our shop! If you are not signed up yet for our newsletter,  be sure to do so. We offered an exclusive 10% off everything for our subscribers. We may get the urge to do it again so don't miss out.


We had handmade jewelry for sale, art large and small, and I got to use my square credit card reader for the first time! Yes, I'm a dork but I felt like a legit business owner, lol! Check out the lovely Kris, Ann Marie, and Trish modeling their new pieces!


Congratulations to the winners of our raffle, Sue Cramer, Debbie Furlong, and Deb Watson! Sue won a color consultation for one room ($300 value,) Debbie won a print of her choice from our portfolio ($100 value,) and Deb won the hand painted glass bowl.


I am just over the moon with gratitude to everyone who made this a success. A special thanks to my boyfriend and to my dad who helped get my house in order. I wasn't exactly easy to be around cause of my stressing! Also, if you need an incredible cleaning person, please call my girl Liz!! She owns "Felix with out Oscar" and I hired her to do a deep cleaning and I'm still on cloud nine. Give her a call if you are tired of trying to keep up with your mess. And if you attended, you may have met my lovely new assistant, Bronwyn. I am training her up to be a mini-me. Stay tuned to meet her in a future post!

Thanks for reading!


Art Howard County 2017 - Juried Exhibition


UPDATE: My piece "Wood and Lace" received "Honorable Mention!"


I'm so excited!! I was accepted into my first juried art show, "Art Howard County 2017" juried by Thomas Engleman, Gallery Director and Professor of Visual Arts, Howard Community College. All three of my submissions were accepted and are for sale. Contact me for more information: dee@lenehanstudios.com or 410-707-9246


The show takes place at the Howard County Center for the Arts and is put on by the Howard County Arts Council. The show runs from November 3-December 15th, 2017. The reception (which I will sadly miss) is November 10th, 6-8pm. (8510 High Ridge Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043, 410-313-ARTS)


Be sure to take some time and check out the incredible works on display and support your local art scene!