As an artist, I specialize in creating, recreating, and adapting designs and art from my favorite art and design periods and movements, onto beautifully hand painted canvas floorcloths, wallcloths (wall hangings), and fine table linens; including coasters, placemats, table covers and table runners. Some of my personal favorites are adapted from the great art posters of the Belle Ã‰poque era at the turn-of-the-century, originally created by artists such as Alphonse Mucha, Toulouse-Lautrec and William Bradley . I also enjoy creating new timeless designs, and designing custom work for clients, as well as interior designers and architects.
Quality and attention to detail:
To ensure quality worthy of being an heirloom for your family, all work is done by hand. I start with raw, heavy, 100% cotton canvas, I then cut, measure, hand-stretch, prime and hem all of my own canvases. I use artist quality acrylic paints and latex paint, (not craft paints). To achieve the translucent layered effects and patinas my work is known for, it often takes many, many coats of color which is very labor and time intensive. I finish each piece with up to six (6) coats of non-yellowing acrylic varnish for the ultimate in protection against dirt, wear and tear. A final coat of hand-rubbed paste wax is applied (on floorcloths only) for additional protection. Each piece is signed and dated. On work that is derived from historical posters, I have included the original artist’s name on the piece. As you can see, quality is my mainstay!