Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Think outside the box. Tile murals have many different uses. You can create a custom mural inside your shower, kitchen backsplash, outdoor kitchen, or poolside. Many people will spend a lot of money to build their kitchen only to settle for traditional backsplash tiles. In many neighborhoods the homes only use a small number of different designs. A custom tile mural is a great way to set your home apart from the rest. House signs and address plaques are a great way to personalize the exterior.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. All of my work is custom, hand painted and fired. We do not do transfers or printed tiles.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I get to do what I love most... paint. I get to help people realize their vision and personalize their home.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. -Do I have to choose from one of your existing works?
No, All of my art is custom made, so I can help you create a mural from a photo or use various aspects from several photos or several of my past murals.
-What size tiles can I use?
4 1/4"x 4 1/4"; 6" x 6"; 8" x 8" or 12" x 12"
-How long does it take?
I can usually complete a mural in 2 weeks from the time we finalize the design.
-Do the murals require special care?
No, you simply care for your mural as you would any commercial tile in your home.
-Are your murals available in anything other than ceramic tile?
Yes, I can also use tumbled marble for a more old world look.
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. I have one customer that has purchased seven murals over the years. It's like having a Kathy Carroll gallery.
I also had a customer that had a story about acquiring a clownfish that he loved to tell and I was able to bring that story to life in a coral reef mural.