||About Windmill Creek Studio
Windmill Creek Studio, LLC is a small company, currently located on a farm similarly named Windmill Creek Farm near Port Royal PA, owned by Nancy and Eric Olson.
Eric Olson, a former Industrial Designer and Marketing Strategist, is a full-time artist. For more on his work, see his Artist Statement. He is slowly converting the large bank barn at Windmill Creek Farm into an all-weather year around studio space for woodworking, sculpture, moulding manufacture, and general fun and creative projects. His biographical sketch offers more details.
Nancy Bartholomaei-Olson was educated at Boston University, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Western Connecticut State University, has a Masters Degree in Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist who often used art with both children and adults in her private practice. While raising her two sons Nancy traveled extensively around the world and lived in Germany for 5 years. She was President and Founding Member of the Aldrich Museum Council for the Arts in Ridgefield, CT, and served on the Museum's Board of Directors. Nancy is a member of the Legacy Circle of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts in Virginia, and presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Art Association of Harrisburg, PA. She is also exploring an Art for Healing program at the Lewistown Hospital in Lewistown, PA. Nancy is Eric's partner in life and business, and is the Managing Director of Windmill Creek Studios, LLC.
Windmill Creek Farm features forests, fields, gardens and several buildings including the original bank barn, spring house, smokehouse, small studio, and large stone farmhouse. When not making, framing, exhibiting or shipping art, the couple also maintains the property, grows vegetables, and are gradually redecorating the farmhouse. They enjoy the company of friends, visitors, their two half-sister beagles Daisy and Mitsi, a flock of free-range chickens and the barn cat, Larry. Eric enjoys gourmet cooking and often uses farm produce to experiment with pickling, vinegar-making, and breadmaking. In his “spare” time, Eric hopes to plant a small vineyard near the house.
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