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Ed Council - Artist
Ed Council - Artist

Ed Council - Artist

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Introduction: A formal education in Art, working with various professionals/experts/innovators in a number of artistic venues, and over 20 years of experience allow me to bring top quality work to my clients. That same experience and knowledge from my areas of expertise enable me to work very proficiently, which ultimately translates into high quality work done in a timely fashion at an excellent price for my clients. Every job is newand exciting in an individual way - new relationships, new challenges, gratifying results... what's not to love? Pouring a part of yourself into each job makes it personal, and each job entails a relationship with the client. I love the process and nothing beats the deep satisfaction of seeing your client delighted with something personal you've created expressly for them.

Hired 10 times

Serves Lake Waccamaw, NC

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David H.


This was our first experience with having a mural painted in our house so we were a bit anxious. As Ed progressed, it became clear that we were in great hands. The mural turned out better than we could have imagined (pictures included). The responses we’ve received are fantastic. We’re already considering having Ed paint another mural in our Living Room. If you are considering having some work done, Hire Ed now!!!
Feb 24, 2021
Frances w.


We throughly enjoyed working with Ed! We received 2 responses thru Thumbtack...both were great. We really liked Ed’s interpretation and the final product was better than expected. My husband and I would both highly recommend Ed Council for YOUR project. Frances a d Jim Willis Laurinburg, NC
Oct 15, 2020
Kimberly P.


Ed was a pleasure to work with. He painted exactly what we asked for. If we had new ideas or wanted to add something, he was very accommodating! Thank you Ed!
Aug 28, 2019
Natalie R.


We had a great time working with Ed! He had a million great ideas for our new sports facility. He is quick and efficient. The best part was that he helped teach some of his techniques to two of our employees who are going to school for art. GREAT EXPERIENCE! We are so glad we found him.
Jul 27, 2017
Heather N.


Ed came in and painted murals in all our conference rooms. Everyone loves them. Work was done professionally and expeditiously.
Jul 19, 2017
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Edward Council


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    First of all, I guarantee satisfaction with ALL of my work. Secondly, every mural/job is different... I don't understand how anyone can formulate a way to charge strictly by the hour or by the square foot. Charging by the hour opens the door to the possibility of the artist intentionally painting slower to run the price up - that's unethical. If mural has a definite value, and if artist A can accomplish the work in one day while it takes artist B two days, then in order for artist A to be paid for the value of his work his hourly charge has to be double that of artist B, and A will seldom end up getting hired. I also don't understand a standard square foot price, as I've painted large murals in as little as one to two days while at the same time smaller more detailed murals can easily take twice as long or longer. I calculate my price based on a number of factors - *time, *size, *style/amount of detail, *working conditions (will I be painting on smooth drywall in a climate controlled room while standing on soft carpet, or will I be climbing up and down scaffolds/ladders painting on rough brick in 90 degree heat?}, *will prep work be necessary on my part (is the surface ready to be painted or does it need any repair/priming/basecoating?), *surface type, etc. I've been doing this long enough to be able to able to factor all of this in and to know what's involved and how long the work will take based on info provided to me by the client... usually by the end of the first phone conversation. I charge by the day based on these factors and only reduce that daily charge accordingly if it's a small half day job or work I can do in-house (drawing, painting on canvas, etc). Once I've gotten the necessary info from the client I'll know what's needed on my end and I can very quickly supply the client with a quote. My price will NOT go up if I make the mistake of underestimating the time/difficulty/etc... if I make an error I absorb the mistake and the client will not be presented with any surprise "extra" charges at the end of the project. Changes made after the start of the project will be discussed and agreed on by both parties and price adjustments will be made accordingly and in writing.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    A brief introduction through Thumbtack in which I usually encourage them to contact me via phone/email - you seldom get enough info in the quote request to be able to compute a price... usually the details can be clarified in a brief phone call and I can offer a quote on the spot. Some jobs may actually require a visit to the site, but that's more the exception rather than the norm.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    BA in Fine Art, concentration Painting... UNC-Greensboro BS in Industrial Arts, concentration Drafting/Technical Illustration... Appalachian State Univ.

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