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“beauty and simplicity is the idea behind everything I do, and and if I can achieve something simple and beautiful I am happy”
Living in the Berkshires allows for a connection with nature and the changing seasons, and a beautiful landscape to create in-while the long winters give plenty of time for introspection.

Who Is Artemesia

It is hard to pinpoint exactly when artemesia morphed from the idea “wouldn’t it be fun to” into the reality “well I had better get to work because I need 30 scarves by Friday”. I have always loved making things with my hands: whether it’s cooking, sewing, dyeing, making ceramics or stained glass. I even took a welding class once to learn how to make outdoor furniture!

I guess when it comes down to it, the garden as a backdrop has been an ongoing theme. I was a professional gardener for years, so it is sort of a natural progression to use natural fibers and plants as dyestuff. Living in the Berkshires allows for a connection with nature and the changing seasons, and a beautiful landscape to create in-while the long winters give plenty of time for introspection.

“our neutral palette, easy shapes and natural fibers are perfect for layering and accessorizing through the seasons”

I grew up in Irvington NY, a small town located on the Hudson River about 40 minutes north of NYC. I completed a degree in Horticulture at Cornell University and went on for my Master’s Degree in Garden Design at The Conway School located in the bucolic Hilltowns of Western Massachusettes. I now call the Berkshires home. We (my husband, two sons, two dogs, two cats & 9 chickens) live in an old farmhouse on almost 5 acres that include a pond. Our neighbor told us that when he was a boy our backyard was a corn field.

My studio was supposed to be the renovation of the old barn, but after much hemming, hawing, and argument, the barn was taken down and a new building put up- it was so much more practical in the end, though not nearly as romantic. And so here I am, 2 hours by car to Boston and 2 1/2 hours from NYC, piecing together a business by doing the things I love, surrounded by nature and my favorite people.

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