Murals by Nora
About this pro
24 years in business
85 hires on Thumbtack
I hired Nora for a birthday party, but she fell ill 3 days before the party. These things happen and I was glad she notified me. My concern was that she requires a 50% deposit, before she will schedule you, so she had already been paid $78. I asked for a refund and it took about 3 days for her to actually process the refund. I needed that money back so I could hire a new face painter, ASAP! I had to keep asking for the money, and finally got the refund. She had been hospitalized so I was trying to be respectful of that, but she was still able to text and communicate, which said to me...she could issue a quick refund. It was resolved and the money was in my account very quickly, so I am impressed the she did the right thing. I cannot speak to her abilities, as she did not work for us, but she did the right thing and counts for a lot.Aug 24, 2015Verified
Great for party's great with kids/Adults very talented awesome face art.... Thank you!!Jun 22, 2015Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Not too complicated. facepainting and caricature pricing varies by location a bit- facepainting is $75 an hour with 2 hr minimum, Caricature art is $125/hr with 2 hr minimum. I also travel to Tuscon, Benson, Sierra Vista, Clifton is available, with extra charge to offset gas and travel time- Clients feel that they do get their money's worth- I always stay late. Murals and Faux finishes are either based on a square footage of wall space, or a project rate- at the consultation I figure it both ways, and give the client the cheaper of the two. For example, a powder room with 10-14ft ceiling height would cost more on a square footage rate than it would on a project rate if I was creating a color glaze finish- so I take that into consideration. I go over this in great detail at the free consultation. Art lessons and Art therapy based on a case by case situation. Starting at $25 per class, but number of people, frequency of classes, at my studio or your location are all variable. I provide all supplies.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Constantly researching, trying new products in home studio, verifying, always working on new artwork to sharpen skills, broaden skill set.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?My Mom and grandmother are great artist, I was fortunate to inherit those abilities. I spent almost 20 years doing Mechanical Drafting (and other drafting disciplines) just so I could draw, then a friend asked me to paint a mural in her kitchen- that turned into two walls 18 feet long each...the rest is history. The facepainting came after a mural client asked if I could paint her children at a birthday party...