Norma Jean Bower

Norma Jean Bower is a whiz at transforming “trash” into “treasure” with a little bit of paint and a lot of imagination. 

Bower began painting children’s furniture 10 years ago, while she and her husband were living in Florida.  She enjoyed the experience and expanded to painting on glassware, salt and pepper shakers and vases.  She also salvaged an abundance of fallen palm fronds and began transforming them by painting the heads of elephants, deer, giraffes, and zebras.

After moving to Quincy, she returned to decorating furniture.  Upcycled chairs, tables, and chests of drawers became her canvases.  Her subject matter has included the always popular sport team motifs, holiday designs, and whimsical decorative patterns.  She particularly enjoys vintage motifs and designs with a French country influence.

An exhibit of Bower’s painted furniture will open on July 3, 2014 and will continue until August 3.  A reception will be held on July 12 from 5:00 until 8:00.