As you arrive at Bearly Thayer Studio you will see Lorraine’s newly completed herd of Garden Cattle “grazing” on the lawn. These decorative two dimensional works of garden art are whimsical interpretations of real cattle.
In the barn gallery you will see Lorraine’s original cow paintings and drawings, work for which she is best known. Enjoy a cup of cider and a nibble while you browse.
Lorraine will welcome you to her working studio, which is located in her home. This is where you will see her latest work, some still in progress. The floor of the studio is Lorraine’s largest work to date, a painting of the constellations of Bobcaygeon. While you can’t buy the floor, you can choose from a variety of wall sized constellation collages.
Last year visitors met Crumpet the blind heifer calf that Lorraine raised. This year Crumpet has chosen not to attend the studio tour as she is happily living with the big cows in the back pasture. Since Crumpet won’t be there to greet you, Lorraine has created a display in Crumpet’s stall which is located in the barn gallery. You will see Crumpet memorabilia and a power point presentation of her early life. A limited number of Crumpet’s 2016 calendars titled “I am a Heifer” will be for sale.