I’m Colleen Turner one half of the creative team that is Painted Hydrangea Designs.
My husband Martin hauls furniture, does repairs, is my camera man and does a lot of the behind the scenes stuff. We have been married for 30 years, and raised 4 fantastic kids, our pride and joy; all adults – Matt, Josh, Sam & Beth.
We have lived on our 2.5 acre farmlet for over 20 years. Matthew dubbed our place “Pricklepatch Farm” when he was a preschooler, and over the years we have been blessed with cats, dogs, chickens, birds, and a cow. At the moment we have 2 beautiful big bulls, Bill & Ben, our energetic, lovable Australian x Terrier, Beau, and our sweet (except where Beau is concerned) rag doll x cat Squizz . We also have a lot of wildlife species visit including ducks, birds, hares, frogs and the like.
As my kids became more independent, I decided I wanted to learn a new hobby and started furniture painting classes. From my first completed piece I knew that this was for me, I had found a new passion. As I spent time painting and learning about painting the idea of Painted Hydrangea Designs began to form, and we took the giant leap into creating our business.
What a huge learning curve it has been. We invite you to follow along and see where this new adventure takes us.
Colleen & Martin Turner