Creating the Fahrenheit Collection II

Dramatic New Abstracts….

              One of my favorite first steps in working with a client is to conceptualize.

It is a total collaboration. We look at space, color,theme, lighting,audience, materials, timing, and much more. Out of this comes a proposal in the form of digital sketches derived from a multitude of sources that inspire Lila, me and the client. Next step…more ideas and more back and forth. Then approval. Then paint….

Furnace II


    Thirteen new works are now up at Fahrenheit. Have dinner and drinks at the restaurant or join us for our official preview on Thursday March 12 at 6pm. Reserve your place at 216-403-2734, or email to

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Some official PR:     Hartshorn Studios will continue their presence at Fahrenheit by complimenting the walls of the restaurant and bar with thirteen new pieces of art designed specifically for the space. The new series of luminous landscapes, Fahrenheit Collection II, created by Rob Hartshorn and Lila Rose Kole, melds Fahrenheit’s sophisticated style with the powerful heritage of Cleveland’s steel mills and smokestacks. Most of Fahrenheit Collection I, the first series showcased at the restaurant, now resides in a local private collection.