Dorothy Stone has been developing her painting styles through decades of work with numerous artistic modalities. She will enhance your drum with unique paintings which can be matched to the styles and images here, or to your own commissioned submissions, made to your specifications. (You may contact us by e-mail or phone to submit an image of a painting you would like on your drum, after you have completed your drum order, or simply confer to us the idea of what you would like your image to incorporate.) Prices vary according to drum size and image, usually ranging between $150-300. Painting images can be added to ANY of our frame drums, and typically require a 2-4 week waiting period to complete. Payment is required before she begins your drum. Drums are not included, please add your drum of choice, beater, bag and any additional accessories, to your order. Because these are individually made, there may be some variation in color and exact design. Simply click on any existing image below to add that image to your drum order.
The artist can work wtih you to customize a medicine drum, using your own image, design, or ideas. Pricing varies according to size and complexity of design.
Contact us or add a notation in your drum order in the 'special instructions' box which appears near the end of the order process.
Example: Wolf Drum with Bear Fur Beater= BY COMMISSION
Here is another example of Dorothy's commissioned Medicine Drums, which she can paint on a drum of your choosing, including Northwest Native American Drums, REMO Buffalo Drums, and Shaman Drums. Each drum is individually inspired, and may have a different appearance. Drum and beater are additional. Please order your drum and drum mallet separately.
Other drums listed below this one will be stylized more to the tone of the artwork as you see it, unless asked to change elements.
Celtic Triskele with moon phases hand painted on a 16" Remo Drum. The Celtic Triskele represents the number three: a powerful energy for seemingly infinite reasons including the phases of the moon (new, half, full) which are also depicted on this drum. The Triskele represents the mystery, the feminine, intuition, spirituality, and the subconscious. Painted here on a Remo Buffalo Drum, 16" x 3.5", which comes with a simple drum mallet. Click 'add to cart' to add this painting to your drum of choice.
This hand-painted drum features a traditional Northwestern Bear design. Bear symbolizes the Sacred Feminine, as well as the ally for the power and strength we utilize to 'peer within.' To peer within the 'den' of our emotions and inner psyche that hold the subconscious aspects of our motivations and desires. Bear brings forward the strength to resolve these issues discovered, with the power of compassion. Painted here on a 16" Remo Buffalo Drum, you may add this design to your cart to be painted on any other drum of your choice, including Sunreed's Native American Drums, REMO Buffalo Drums, and Shaman Drums. This design can be painted with either a red or black border. (You can tell us your choice in "special instructions" box during checkout.)
Dorothy will hand-paint this beautiful image on your drum. She can use any drum we sell, including Northwest Native American Drums, REMO Buffalo Drums, and Shaman Drums. Drum and beater are additional. Please order your drum and drum mallet separately.
Our hand-painted drum featuring a lone wolf howling at the full moon. The Wolf symbolizes the wild spirit, guardianship, ritual, and loyalty. Painted by Dorothy Stone, a Vermont local. Painted here on a 15" Sunreed Native American Elkskin Drum. Click 'add to cart' to add to any other drum of choice.
The Four Directions Design hand-painted on 18" Northwest Native American Drum with Buffalo hide. The 4 colors – symbolize different groupings: 4 stages of life, 4 elements – earth, wind, fire, water, and the 4 seasons. Also, the four colors generosity, belonging, mastery and independence. The "Sacred Hoop" also represents Life in Balance - Mind, Body, Spirit and Culture. Painted here on an 18" Sunreed Native American Elkskin Drum. Click 'add to cart' to add to any other drum of choice.