Caren Frost Olmsted was born with a passion for art. From her earliest memories, she always had a paint brush in hand. Today she uses her talents to create paintings, drawings, hand-painted instruments, & special event posters for private collections, businesses & festivals. Please call or email if you have any questions or if you would like to discuss commissioning a piece.
A unique service the CFO Design offers is that we can create drawings from a photograph for our clients. In this way you can honor your friends & loved ones with an extremely personal, thoughtful, & unique gift. All that is required is a high quality photo, digital or paper, that is at least 4”x6”!
Our drawings have been used in many ways:
We also have worked extensively with real estate agents, builders, & developers. Real estate agents have used us offer to provide a closing gift for their clients that is guaranteed to be remembered! The real estate agents who have used these drawings feel very strongly that not only is this a personal, professional, & meaningful gift, but also a fantastic marketing tool!
Builders have has us create drawings of spec homes to use for successful advertising & sale of the new homes- in this instance we work from architectural renderings to create an artist’s rendering. Developers come to us to create artist’s renderings of their plat plans & to illustrate what features within the development will look like! We are extremely flexible & enjoy working with professionals in the real estate community- please do not hesitate to contact us for your next project!
Music is a bridge to the mystery of the unseen. Music sends light into my heart and speaks to the soul, needing no translation. It is pure feeling. Walter Pater said, “All art constantly aspires to the condition of music.” Is this what draws me into describing my experience through painting instruments? Or is it deeper? Could it be we, as humans, have a deep, primal need for rhythm? Through painting instruments I can be close to the unseen?
I don’t know.
What I do know is there are no curves as beautiful as the curves on a guitar; I can say what needs saying through creating on their smooth surfaces and fluid lines. There is beauty in curves, spirals, lines, and circles. There is beauty in the movement of color and shape, just as there is beauty in the notes, chords, and rhythm of music.
The instruments I work on are sometimes gifts, sometimes commissions, & sometimes rescues from the sands of time. When I create a new piece, music drives my work, leading me to colors, ideas, thoughts, and brushstrokes I never planned. I share my he(art), my nature, joys, sorrows, and passions right there on the canvas of the instrument. And, while these pieces are intended primarily as art, they still do what they do best - make amazing music. I hope that my art makes the experience even better.
I do what I do because I have to. And in the process, it is my sincerest hope that my art - like good music - will bring joy, pleasure, and love.
Contact CFO Design
at 908.208.7516 or
firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can work with your vision to provide you with a unique and one-of-a-kind piece of art.