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A mural can change the whole feeling of a space It can open it up and make it feel larger or transport one to another world Children's murals are my favorite to paint The mural can make them feel secure and surrounded by things they love. I also enjoy hiding their name numerous times in the painting to make a game of it .
" Trompe L'oeil " the french word meaning "To Fool the Eye "
I'll add a window in a room that has none ,or french doors with the view that would be there if they were real. Butterflies and dragonflies, a frog or two , a cat ,all these have been painted too !
hand painted furniture
There is nothing like taking an unwanted piece of furniture and transforming it into something beautiful ! Some pieces match the fabric of the curtains or the wall paper . I have painted an ornate baroque table with metal paint , to look modern , and distressed, plus antiqued , a modern table to look shabby chic .
Unless they are newborns , children have definite ideas about what they want in their space and I try to make it happen.
Portraits are done by photographing my client ( human or animal ) and working from it Tedious sitting is not required. All paintings are acrylic and finished as to appear done in oils. I have been commissioned to paint copies of Klee (7ft.by 3ft ), Picasso ( 20 ft. by 17 ft. on canvass and hung like a mural ) , Kandinsky, Pollack and some Dutch masters.
Westhampton Performing Arts Center
I was honored to be chosen to be a part of the restoration of our community theater. I painted the masks for each side of the stage also did all the gilding ,at times having to work 40 ft up.The bathrooms were painted with portraits of Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers to specify ladies and gents. The handicap bathroom was painted with a full size mural of Tommy Tune dancing and others.All the steel doors had to be faux wood grained mahogany It took six months to complete and was the highlight of my career !
Here are examples of other projects I have been commissioned to do. I have painted toilet seats to match wallpaper , designed tombstones ,painted many trays and lamps , painted on stain glass windows and so much more .
Painted floors are great in dining rooms ,easy to clean up spills. I have also painted floor cloths which are removable. I have faux finished black and white checkerboard floors faux wood grained ,faux limestone and marbling.
Ragging , Strie' , Wood graining , all types of marble and Granite , Limestone , Tuscan Look and any other type of faux ,I have done it all .
Before and After
Two examples of " Before and After "
Children's Book Illustration
Examples of the Book “Animal Imagine “ by Tim Fortier