About Us

Lotus Beginnings

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!

More about the Artist Jamie Barthel

As a life-long native of the Catskill Mountains of New York Jamie has always been drawn to the area’s beautiful mountain flora and wildlife. Most of Jamie's designs are inspired by nature, incorporating floral or animal themes, along with the striking variations in light and color that so distinguish the Catskills. The peach sunsets of late summer, the vivid jewel-toned blossoms in spring, and the skeletal branches of birch trees in the dead of winter all speak to her and appear throughout her work. 


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.