Our Approach

F.L.A.V.O.R. Studio is a place to see art, make art, talk about art, but most of all, to find creative inspiration within each other.

Our Story

Debbie Meritsky never thought she was artistic, until her formal training at New England Culinary Institute taught her that preparing fine food can be a very creative process.  Although focused on food, her experience at cooking school awakened all of her senses and sparked her imagination.  Fast forwarding through several decades of culinary pursuits, Debbie has reinvented her creative side at F.L.A.V.O.R. Studio, which is not just a location, but a way of life.

On the other hand, Marc Rotman has been the creative sort for most of his life.  With a BA in Design from Kent State University, he enjoyed a creative profession in the Interior Furnishings industry before moving to the Finger Lakes to open the Black Sheep Inn and Spa with Debbie.  Though focused on Stained Glass, Marc has dabbled with paint, mixed media, and even pottery.

To sum it up, if we find it interesting, we'll try it, or use it, and hope you'll like it too.

Here's what inspires us!

As truly curious and fascinated people, we are constantly amazed at what people can imagine and create.  Here are just a few of the artists that keep us coming back for more.


Frank Lloyd Wright

Architect and Designer

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Robert Motherwell

Abstract Impressionism

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Alexander Calder

American Sculptor

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