Pascal Amblard is a self-taught artist with over 15 years of professional experience in the field of decorative painting. Pascal began his artistic career painting small objects and toys. Pascal studied graining and marbling at the world-renowned Institute Superiore de Peinture Decorative de Paris (IPEDEC), and began offering his murals on a large scale through the Galerie Apparences in France.
Coming from an art history background, I enjoy producing a historically correct project. With over twenty years in the business, specializing in murals, patinas, gilding, chinoiserie and “making things look old and crumbly”. Member of PDPA, IDAL and a moderator on FauxForum. A serious blogger at–http://artstheanswer.blogspot.com/ Website-http://web.me.com/theresacheek/Site/Welcome.html. Artist/traveller/collector….lover of all things Italianate and a francophile at heart. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara is an accomplished photographer and am experienced in all aspects of interior and cabinetry design. In the 1990’s she was the editorial director of a The Wednesday Magazines (circulation 250,000) for Pultizer Publishing Company. Her current step into fine art utilizes all the skills she has developed throughout her varied careers. Her company Clark Hall Studios provides decorative painting, trompe l’oeil and design services.
William Cochran has been a professional muralist and public artist for more than 20 years, creating landmark public artworks in paint, glass, masonry, and light. These works explore local history and the meaning of place in ways that illuminate common ground. He has worked with many artists and teaches painting workshops for the decorative and mural painting field, focusing on trompe l’oeil as a discipline that strengthens the skill and range of painters of all kinds. Sheri Hoeger, director of Big Oak Arts school called him “a naturally gifted teacher . . . patient, articulate, organized. It doesn’t get any better than this.”
Victor DeMasi is the 35-year owner of Monarch Painting, a decorative painting firm in Redding, Connecticut, which specializes, in faux finishes and Tromple l’oeil. His murals often feature natural history subjects such as native wild flowers and butterflies. Clients delight to a Monarch butterfly painted sitting on top of a window frame in an unlikely corner of their house. “Metamorphosis is our business” makes for the company’s slogan.
Pierre Finkelstein is recognized worldwide as a superior craftsman and master in the art of faux painting, creating faux finishes for internationally acclaimed interior designers and architects that can be seen in some of the most beautiful homes in the United States and Europe. A 1986 graduate of the Van Der Kellen Painting Institute in Brussels, he was awarded the distinguished title of Best Craftsman ff France in 1990.
Regina Garay helps run Orlando-based Garay Artisans, a sibling-owned business. Together, she and her brother, Jason Rosales, have tackled numerous residential and commercial projects, such as the Orlando International Airport and various Grand Bohemian Hotel properties. The company has won two Top Job Awards from American Painting Contractor magazine. Regina also pens the daily blog, Fauxology, which focuses on the love affair between Decorative Painting and Interior Design.
An art professional and leader in her field for over 20 years, Sheri Hoeger’s main focus has been residential interior decorative painting. Having applied her skills to walls, floors, fabric, furniture and accessories since 1988, Sheri found a demand for her original designs and launched her stencil line in 1993 as The Mad Stencilist. Sheri introduced the use of adhesive vinyl stencils to the decorative painting community in 1998 as SayWhat? for stenciled lettering and embellishments. An innovator with airbrush, amongst other techniques, Sheri shares her knowledge through her website, workshops and DVDs.
Sandra (Sass) Lassley has a passion for creating one of a kind finishes from floors to ceilings and everything in between. She is the lead artist and designer of her Omaha, Ne based company, Fe Fi Faux Studios, Inc., installing decorative paint finishes, faux finishes and plasters in both residential and commercial spaces. Raised in an artistic environment, her father owned a painting and decorating company and her mother was a seamstress who designed her own clothes and ran a custom drapery business. Sass shines brightly with her 20 plus years of knowledge and experience as she works closely with her clients to capture their vision and reflect their personality within her creations. Her passion is her art and
Ed Mattingly has been involved with faux finishes and decorative painting techniques since 1978. Ed is renowned for his unique wall solutions and designs. Over the years he and his teams created 1,000’s of custom designs and installed over 5,000,000 sq. ft. of decorative wall finishes. His signature “Incredible Walls” are found primarily in Chicago in high-end, residential and commercial settings, both directly to the wall and on hand painted wallcovering.