Artisan Finishes is an award winning decorative arts company based in Dallas Tx. We are members of IDAL (International Decorative Artisans League) and ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Industry Partners. Contact us to discuss your project.
Our repertoire includes murals, faux finishes, and decorative arts. Murals can be done on site directly on the walls or on canvas as a maroflage. Both options have their benefits and we can recommend the one that is right for you.
Faux finishes are painted finishes that look like something real, like marble, wood, or stone. These techniques can be done in large panels to fill a whole room, or as inlaid patterns on a floor, table top, or wall.
Decorative arts covers a wide range of techniques. It can be simply a color wash on a wall, a stencil, or hand lettering.
Dawn Cleaves is the owner and primary artist of Artisan Finishes. She began her career designing, building, and painting sets for local theaters in her home town of Austin, Texas. She moved on to film work and was often selected for specialty tasks such as murals, subtle aging, faux marble, and art reproductions. Various projects led her to New York. After being accepted as a USA Scenic Artist, she worked as a scenic artist in the Broadway scenic shops and on TV and film projects in New York. Working in the entertainment industry has given her the opportunity to work with great artists from New York, LA, and Europe learning techniques and styles from the living masters.