Murals by Nora

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21 reviews
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  • Juanita V.

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    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
  • Marisol M.

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    Great for party's great with kids/Adults very talented awesome face art.... Thank you!!

    Jun 22, 2015Verified

About this pro

I have spent over 20 years working with clients to create custom artwork in forms of murals, canvas art, face painting, and faux finishes. I work extremely well with my client to understand what they want and I execute that desire. I work very quickly, but more important to me than the time requirement, is that I get it right and the client is totally satisfied. As a part of my work ethic, I take the time, buy the better products and do the extra work required to really insure that the mural or finish is created well from the prep work to the final protective coating to ensure years of enjoyment. Even my facepainting and caricature artwork is approached in this same method. I want my artwork to be fantastic, protected and long living for my own artistic ego as well as my client's financial investment and years of enjoyment. Quite literally, EVERYTHING!!!! Meeting people, making them happy and smile. Being exposed to new surroundings, seeing new ideas for artwork of any medium. Encouraging people to try art- in whatever form. Telling kids (and adults) "Yes, you can draw, just practice." I really love it.

Years in business

24

Times hired on Thumbtack

85

Number of employees

1
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    Q & A

    • 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...
    Coverage Area for Murals by Nora is about 150+ miles of Mesa, AZ.