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Art at Thistle Run

Gretchen Geromin and Lauren Merlo work as a team, collaborating on unique, handmade boards and signs with woodburned decoration.

Lauren has been working with wood for over forty years, creating beauty and comfort for area homes with the closet organizers, cabinets, doors and other items that he builds. He brings his expert eye, fine craftsmanship, and a keen attention to detail to his work. He wants everything that he makes to “look like it belongs there.” Using his finely-honed carpentry skills, he makes cutting boards and signs that show the rich character of the wood.

Gretchen has been creating art and riding horses since a very young age and woodburning since she was ten years old. She still has her first woodburning tool. While pursuing a serious equestrian career, she has also incorporated her artwork into many endeavors. She has done numerous woodburned portraits of horses, dogs, cats or whatever else her clients desired. Gretchen’s original woodburned art completes the boards that Lauren makes.

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