MyMichiganMemories

Original Paintings & Giclee's of Beautiful Michigan!

Livonia, Michigan · 140 Sales

MyMichiganMemories

Original Paintings & Giclee's of Beautiful Michigan!

Livonia, Michigan 140 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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(62)

Announcement   Northern Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula and western shores of Lake Michigan, feature some of the state's most visited tourist attractions and areas. I am Featuring Four of those in My Michigan Memories! Are they some of your Michigan Memories?

Home is where your story begins.” A truism that seems fitting when applied to my dedicating a series of paintings to my home state of Michigan. I am of scandinavian descent, so much of my experience or “story” is shared both in the lower peninsula as well as the heavily scandinavian populated Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

I would love to create a lfe-long memory for you or as a gift for someone special, using your photo or photos and the story you wish to tell. Perhaps a campground that your family frequented on summer vacations, or the sunset you captured on the shores of Lake Michigan? Whatever your Michigan Memory is, can be a treasured painting or pillow.

Also visit my home decor shop: ELISARAEhomedesigns.etsy.com as well as my Hand Painted Pillows at ShamItPillowCovers.etsy.com, and my printable shop for the DIY'ers: PrintedInspiration.etsy.com

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 18, 2017

Northern Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula and western shores of Lake Michigan, feature some of the state's most visited tourist attractions and areas. I am Featuring Four of those in My Michigan Memories! Are they some of your Michigan Memories?

Home is where your story begins.” A truism that seems fitting when applied to my dedicating a series of paintings to my home state of Michigan. I am of scandinavian descent, so much of my experience or “story” is shared both in the lower peninsula as well as the heavily scandinavian populated Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

I would love to create a lfe-long memory for you or as a gift for someone special, using your photo or photos and the story you wish to tell. Perhaps a campground that your family frequented on summer vacations, or the sunset you captured on the shores of Lake Michigan? Whatever your Michigan Memory is, can be a treasured painting or pillow.

Also visit my home decor shop: ELISARAEhomedesigns.etsy.com as well as my Hand Painted Pillows at ShamItPillowCovers.etsy.com, and my printable shop for the DIY'ers: PrintedInspiration.etsy.com

Sandi Oliverio

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Lori Kivela

Lori Kivela on Jun 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This piece is absolutely breathtaking!! Sandi truly captured the beauty the U.P. has to offer. She did a wonderful job and was provided regular updates to the status of the painting...thank you so much, Sandi!!

Lori Kivela

Lori Kivela on Jun 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful painting; had my eye on it since the first time I saw it. It's a true interpetation of the small town atmosphere in the Upper Peninsula. Looks absolutely wonderful on the mantle in the U.P.

kderubbo

kderubbo on May 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful painting! It is such a joy to look at everyday as it reminds us of one of our favorite wineries. Thank you Sandi!

Karen Diatto

Karen Diatto on Dec 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I am so grateful for finding Sandi! I sent her a pencil drawing of an old family business (we had no photos) and she brought it to life in her beautiful and thoughtful painting! I Could not be more pleased!! Thank you Sandi!

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About

Let The Brushes Fly!

After many years of concentrating on careers as a Homemaker, Mother, Wife, Graphic Artist, Mural Artist, Gallery Owner and Interior ReDesigner...I have finally returned to my first love of Painting!

Becoming an artist of scenes of Michigan, was a transition of living in other states and learning I was happiest when I was back in Michigan. I had heard someone once say, "My roots go deep." and I thought that really embodies my feelings about living in Michigan. From my childhood of traveling for summer vacations to the Copper Country, crossing Lake Michigan first on a car ferry to the first experience of crossing the Mackinaw Bridge. While home was in the lower peninsula, we were surrounded by lakes Huron, Michigan and Erie and numerous inland lakes as well. Cities such as Traverse City, Saugatuck, Au Gres, Plymouth or Mackinaw City, each possessed their own charm and where memories were made.

In 2008, when Detroit and the suburbs struggled to survive the worst recession in years, many negative words were written about Michigan. People would joke, "Don't be the last one to turn the light out!" and many people left our state. This only fueled my determined nature to prove them wrong...but how? As I reflected on my own memories of this beautiful state, I had my "light bulb moment." I will show people what a gorgeous state Michigan is by painting areas that have evoked memories for me. Perhaps, those that have left or those that just may be interested in recapturing their own memories of visiting Michigan, could enjoy my artwork.

This connection with my work has proven to make it a joy to 'Let The Brushes Fly!"
I hope you will enjoy visiting the Water Winter Wonderland through my work and if you are a former Michigander, this will strike a memory of your own!

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  • Sandi Oliverio

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    It has always been a passion to design, create and paint. In my stores you will see that I enjoy oils on canvas as well as fabric paint on cloth. From having my own retail store for five years to shop keeper on Etsy, has been a exciting experience!

  • Frank Oliverio

    Marketer, Assistant

    My husband, Frank has been a Graphic Designer for some thirty years now. I am fortunate to have his computer know-how and marketing expertise to depend on. This leaves me so much more time to create!

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  • THAT COLOR

    Milford, MI

    Professional printer for Large Scale Giclee's

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Last updated on Aug 10, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I LOVE Custom Order requests. While the paintings I list are scenes of Michigan that I have favorited, I am always open to painting your favorite!

Gift wrapping and packaging

At the holidays, I do offer gift wrapping as well as direct shipping to your recipient if you wish. I will mail your receipt directly to you, but include a tag to acknowledge you as the gifter on your package.