Artist Kolene Spicher
Artist Kolene Spicher had a distinctive style and flair with her incredible art creations that are easily recognizable. She was known for her magical and charismatic mermaids plus fantastical nautical art pieces. We are true blue fans!
That's why it's difficult for us to grasp the news of her passing last week. We are a more than a little heartbroken for us, but especially for her family.
A naturally talented artist and painter, Kolene Spicher had an unique recognizable style that was all her own. She co-founded Spicher and Company with her beloved husband Mark in 1992 and designed many of its pieces. The Artwork Factory, a creative team at Spicher and Company, creates graphic artwork for that complements Kolene’s paintings. Her Mermaid Creations have been long time favorites for our customers.
One of Kolene’s favorite places was the island of Nantucket, where she showcased her original pieces of artwork, and where her originals are regularly purchased by international celebrities and noteworthy names.
“Her gift touched thousands of people,” her family wrote in an obituary. “In her later years she taught herself the passion of pottery. It was amazing to see, as quickly as she created paintings or made pottery it was sold, and she was very proficient and fast! Her spirit and love of life showed through in every piece she created.”
She is survived by her devoted husband of 34 years, Mark C. Spicher; three sons, Thomas Christian Spicher and wife Anna of Hatfield, Penn., William Christian Spicher of Enola, Penn. and Ian Christian Spicher, also of Enola; five sisters, Kathleen (John) Hefelfinger, Kimberly (Paul) Hagenbuch, Kristin Wickard, Kurin (Steve) Shenk and Karen Wickard; and several nieces and nephews.
We've been very fortunate to have worked with Spicher and Co. for over 10 years, and have had many publications ask us to feature Kolene's art over the years. Just this past summer, Cottages and Bungalows Magazine featured Day Boat No. 5 in their Summer Splendor Issue.
We consider them to be one of our best coastal art partners and are incredibly sad for their loss this week.