Cornwall Resident Turns Passion For Art Into Red Wind Studio

By Bob Peters
March 8, 2012

RedWind StudioDespite her obvious gift for painting and drawing,Tracey Doogan never planned on turning her artistic skills into a career. But that all changed with a family gift for her daughter. While updating and refinishing an old desk that would be taken to university by her daughter Kailey, Ms.Doogan found enjoyment in the creativity and labour provided by the project. This kick-started the idea of creating a reclaimed furniture business.

Ms. Doogan then discovered that St. Lawrence College offered a Self Employment Assistance Program, and there was no looking back. With a love for beautiful, unique furniture and home décor, Ms. Doogan was able to mix in her creative talents – and so Red Wind Studio was born.

“I am passionate about my family and my work”, said Ms. Doogan. “I love being creative and sharing my talents with others through my work”.

Red Wind Studio features reclaimed furniture and items that are repurposed to give them new life and to provide one of a kind and unique pieces. Other services also include basic refinishing of small furniture or restyling an item by way of hand painting or simply updating.

Some examples of her work include:

  • Reclaimed windows become photo frames and chalkboards
  • Old picture frames and mirrors come to life as they are updated to match your décor
  • A once loved table is artistically enhanced to become a useable piece of art - the possibilities are endless

Working out of her home shop in Cornwall, Ms. Doogan provides quotes on refinishing or restyling individual pieces (by appointment only).

Her online shop can be viewed at

Entrepreneurs in Action

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