The pieces of
Victorian Art created by the artists at Boardwalk Studios are known as Boardwalk
Originals. Over the years, Boardwalk Original pieces often become family treasures and
heirlooms. Many people collect them and certain pieces, particularly those retired,
also become popular collectors' items.
three primary types of Boardwalk Originals pieces: Paintings, Hanging Pieces and Stand-up
Pieces. The Stand-up pieces are also often referred to as Silent Partners, Dummy
Boards, Painted Boards or Wooden Paintings. In addition to the three primary types of
Boardwalk Originals mentioned above, framed prints, clocks and other decorating and display
items are also available from time to time.
Original Paintings (e.g. Snowman
With Top Hat Painting)
are original paintings on wood and are available either framed (one piece painting and
wooden frame with a built in mounting device that makes for easy mounting) or unframed for
those wishing to use their own frame. For those desiring something different,
virtually any Boardwalk Originals piece including the Hanging Pieces and Dummy Boards can be
Pieces (e.g. Witch
are also original paintings on wood that have been designed primarily to be hung or mounted
on a wall or other surface and include a built in mounting device that makes for easy
Boards (e.g. Rabbit
With Egg Cart)
begin as pieces of wood that have been cut to resemble characters from Holidays, Storybook
& other cultural traditions. The wooden piece is then hand painted by the artists.
Dummy Boards are designed primarily to stand-up on their own with an easy to install
removable brace that when removed makes for easier storage of the piece.
artists, under the direction of Bonnie Barrett, hand paint and air brush each Boardwalk
Original piece. Then, additional specialized procedures are performed to produce a
natural slightly time worn look and other desired effects (e.g. glitter on certain pieces,
particularly Christmas pieces). The attention to detail employed by the Boardwalk
artists give Boardwalk Originals the uniqueness that they are known for throughout the
artistic nature of each Boardwalk Original Painting, Hanging Piece and Dummy Board
contributes greatly to their popularity and value. As with any piece of art painted by
humans, slight variations may exist from piece to piece. In the eyes of many Boardwalk
Originals owners, this only further enhances their value.