DAN & MARLENE COBLE – PAINTED FURNITURE
Dan & Marlene Coble have been doing traditional paint decoration and paint finishes for over 40 years. Dan graduating with a BFA degree in the area of fine art painting, he taught and had a retail business doing custom framing and selling antiques for ten years. Dan always had a love of early painted furniture. He admired the history, and the visual richness of the grain painted, stencil and free hand painting pieces that he saw in museums, shops and homes that he visited over the years. After closing his retail business in 1981, he focused on creating his own work. Dan’s work is inspired by the traditional painted pieces that he admired, but are his own interpretations. Dan’s “canvases” for his painted finishes consist of antique, fine vintage and new wood furniture and accessories. Dan also continues to produce paintings. Dan lives in northeastern Indiana with his wife, Marlene, who is also an artist and a graphic designer. Dan & Marlene Coble work, at home out in the country, enjoying the wildlife, birds, and being kept company by their dog, Maggie and newly acquired cats Daisy and Vincen.