It’s artists Olsen and Olsen at the Spotted Dog Gallery

Marilyn Olsen snuggles with canine friend Molly at Spotted Dog Gallery in Cornwall Bridge. Photo by Karen Bartomioli

CORNWALL — They take life as it comes. They let the joy of being immersed in creativity overshadow their struggles with ill health. Marilyn and Ed Olsen are keeping it real.

Their Spotted Dog Gallery is part of their Cornwall Bridge home of seven years, a secluded log cabin (designed by their architect son) at the end of Applewood Lane. It was one of the stops on the recent open studio tour of artists’ workspaces held earlier this month.

There’s a pond with a fountain. Marilyn Olsen said deer stop, as if posing, in front of the picture window above her worktable.

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