In addition to the rotating exhibits at Fine Line Designs Gallery, there are over 100 artists exhibiting at the gallery for the 2019 season. One of these artists is former Door County resident and long-time gallery favorite Donna Lindboe Trupin, whose recent move to Nashville inspired her most recent series at Fine Line, “Interiors: Rooms with a View.”
“After 20 years in Door County, my husband Lew and I moved to Nashville, and the move was challenging — the beauty of Door County still haunted them, and the adjustment to Tennessee was a bit stressful. From no stoplights to a sea of traffic with red, swerving pick-up trucks, hot chicken, pimento cheese, and banana pudding — not to mention the magnolia trees, crepe myrtle trees, and that Southern charm,” Trupin says. “We really missed our Wisconsin people and our loyal friends.”
To combat the homesickness, Trupin found solace — in her now-smaller studio — creating her “Interiors: Rooms with a View” series. She based the series around various, imaginary, whimsical rooms that brought her joy and comfort.
“I thought, ‘why not start by painting my own intimate surroundings?'” Trupin said. “So, I did. My first room, ‘Living Room Cozy’, is my own Tennessee living room, complete with a glowing warm fire, favorite family portraits, homemade garden flowers, and more.” To that end, each room of the six-painting series has a window revealing a simple scene, a season, or a travel memory — be it in Door County, Glacier National Park, France, or Italy.
The series is currently on display at Fine Line, and more of Donna’s work can be seen at https://donnalindboe.com/.
Fine Line Designs Gallery, located in scenic Door County, is housed in a 1950s chicken coop that was renovated in 1999 and turned into a multi-level gallery space. The gallery showcases seasonal, monthly rotating exhibitions, highlighting the works of selected artists along with the general display of works by over 100 regional and nationally-acclaimed artists. The gallery features original paintings, glass, jewelry, clay, custom wood furnishings, sculpture, and fiber rich in color and texture in addition to a two-acre sculpture garden adorned with pieces created from bronze, stone, metal, copper, and stainless steel. For more information, please visit www.finelinedesignsgallery.com