Second Chance Charms had a wonderful 2018 year! Refinishing a total of 78 pieces, fifteen of them were inventory selections and one donation piece! This year brought welcomed challenges and some old family heirlooms!
Thank you! Thank you!
There is no line between fine art and illustration; there is no high or low art; there is only art, and it comes in many forms.
― James Gurney
Looking back on 2018 I was able to finish my Boutique Room project, I was featured in The Happy Home Newsletter as well as Featured in VoyagePhoenix! Last year my goal was Illustration. I didn’t get to do videos (camera shy) but I did try to show tutorials via photos on Behind the Scenes Furniture Group on Facebook. This year I want to Focus. I want to focus on myself, my family and how this passion makes me incredibly happy and humbled.
Thank you for being apart of my journey, supporting my business and allowing me to do what I love!
Ended October with painted goodness! Which one is your favorite piece? If you missed out on any of these debuts, you can always click over and read all about them! Three custom pieces and a bedroom set from inventory that sold within an hour of posting on Facebook!
Second Chance Charms is presenting a NEW product line called The Artistic Home Design! Featuring a collection of Fine art painting in acrylic by Maureen Flanigan on Second Chance furniture. A new style developed by a mother and daughter team bringing the traditional canvas paintings onto today’s refinished furniture.
Maureen Bolton Flanigan was born in Buffalo, N.Y, in 1963. She showed an early interest in art and under the guidance of her Grandmother began painting in oil at the age of nine. As a youngster, Maureen painted neighborhood windows for the holiday seasons and by her teens was painting windows at local businesses. She progressed into painting murals and decorative work in private homes and businesses. She attended Phoenix College and graduated with an Associate’s degree in the Fine Arts program. For several years, she was a student of renowned Arizona Artist Hal Weber, where she acquired a solid foundation in both portraiture and landscapes. While living in San Diego, California, she became a student of renowned Western Artist Jack Jordan, developing her unique and vivid use of color. She has won numerous awards in local shows and her paintings are in public and private collections throughout Arizona and California. Maureen has served two terms on the City of Peoria Arts Commission.
Maureen and her husband Brad have been married for 35 years, they have 4 children, (one son-in-law and two daughter in-laws), and a total of 8 grandchildren.
Maureens’ daughter Rebecca, is very accomplished in her own unique style of refinishing furniture, and it seemed like a perfect fit to combine their talents to create fine art on the furniture that Rebecca brings back to life.
Maureens artist statement has always been “…The beauty of a work of art is in the work itself.” A quote by Robert Henri, THE ART SPIRIT. And now, this statement has a new and special meaning, as each piece is a combination of creativeness from both mother and daughter, a very special bond.