This project began with a decal. At least in concept. The client liked the decal, but not quite. It had elephants, giraffes, rhinoceroses and monkeys. But she didn’t want the monkeys. The size was small. And then there was color. Brown. What shade of brown would it be? Anyone who has ordered anything online, knows that [...]
Wouldn’t it be great if someone told you, you were their sunshine every day? That’s must be what the Dwell with Dignity team was thinking when they asked me to paint this in the children’s room at a counseling center. It just brings a smile to my face. We should all tell our children “You [...]
We worked with Interior Designer Sharon Flatley on this mural. She gave us a concept and we started with a pencil sketch. Revised it. Then created a color rendering, before finally painting the mural on the wall. The process is key to communication with the client and designer so that every one’s input can be [...]
Venetian plaster. Of all the words that come to mind to describe the final finish… sexy is what I keep coming back to. Venetian plaster creates a feel. You lean back against the wall. Your fingers casually come in contact and before you know it you know it [...]
In the tiger lilly room, we created a Rousseau-esque jungle mural with layers of vegetation and lounging tiger.
We strive to provide environments with our children’s murals. As an artist, I feel that the current trend of clipart murals creates disconnected images that sometime don’t relate in concept or style. When doing a custom mural, I take the concepts and characters and put them into a world with perspective and space. The rooster [...]
Watercolor artist, Elizabeth Meaney, of Austin joined Artisan Finishes for this children’s mural at Sunrise Montessori. She and I met years ago in architecture school at UT Austin. After two years of drafting she shifted her focus to Art and Art History and continued her studies in France. Over the years I have turned to [...]
It’s the new year and tax time is here. Which makes it the perfect time to review your accounts. Where did your money go?
One expense that I find is continuing to take more money than expected is technology. It’s forever obsolete. I spoke to my accountant about it and his advise was to sit [...]
During the Holidays we went down to Round Rock and painted some murals for Sunrise Montessori. One of which was “The Dandelion”. Sunrise Montessori has expanded and our lion will welcome the kids into the new space in the new year.
This is a stop motion movie of Dawn Cleaves of Artisan Finishes painting [...]