In 2005 Woodstock, New York natives Jamie and Doug Barthel opened Lotus Fine Art & Design, an eclectic boutique and gallery located in the heart of the village. A spacious gallery area features Jamie’s stunning, one-of-a-kind hand-painted glass lighting alongside the work of other local artisans. For the gift shop, Jamie meticulously sources a wide selection of jewelry, pottery, glassware, textiles, greeting cards, soaps, and much more, made primarily in cottage industries and, more often than not, by woman-owned businesses. Lotus also offers museum quality custom picture framing services. For more than a decade Lotus has catered to local and tourist tastes alike, with unique artwork, gifts and jewelry at a wide variety of price points. There’s something for everyone!
Jamie also creates custom lighting designs. She says, “It's a bit like a jigsaw puzzle; finding the right fit for all of the creative elements - someone else’s vision, plus her interpretation and skills - to come together smoothly.” No matter the theme, each piece is one-of-a-kind, painted with an exceptionally steady hand and delicate touch without the use of stencils or air brushes. Each piece is truly a labor of love. Her work has been displayed at galleries in Sedona, Katonah, NY, Langley, WA, San Francisco, Lancaster, PA, New Hope, NJ as well as in her home town.