Mar 15, 2016
Ian was a pleasure to work with. He painted giant letters and a set of corn hole boards for an event I was planning. They were done perfectly and just like the proof that he created. If I even need anything else painted in the area I will be sure to contact Ian!
Dec 25, 2015
If you need a wall mural done, you'd be crazy not to hire Ian!
As a Christmas present to my girlfriend, I wanted to have a wall mural done on one of the apartment walls. This was a tough turnaround since it was already so close to Christmas, it had to be done in one day, and I also didn't want it to break the bank.
Enter Ian. Ian was the fairest in price and said he'd be able to do it in one day.
Ian exceeded all of my expectations. I thought he'd come with a ton of stuff and would have to make multiple trips to his car; he came with a very small bundle of stuff that looked like he was going for a weekend trip to Boston. I had coffee ready for him; he had his own coffee in a thermos. My thought on this endeavor was that he was the artist and he could do what he wants as long as it was close to the reference picture; he wanted to consult me and make sure I was comfortable and happy with what he was doing. I made sure my cat didn't bother him; when the cat got away, he was sweet to the cat and didn't mind her at all. This guy is so professional, he wouldn't even eat in the apartment; that's nuts. He stops to show me his progress and told me that he was going to step out to eat lunch. I offered him the living room to eat his lunch and offered him a beer. He wouldn't have it; he stepped out, ate his lunch outside, came back and got back to work.
Ian is incredible; he's the pinnacle of professionalism, and again--you'd be CRAZY not to hire him if you need a wall mural done.
Best muralist ever
Mar 10, 2015
In early 2015, I hired Ian Kelleher to paint a mural on 3 walls and on the barrel vault ceiling in my small Manhattan bathroom. I asked him to use the jungle paintings of the artist Henri Rousseau as inspiration, but I told him I wanted it to be an original Kelleher and not a copy of sections of Rousseau paintings. He totally understood what I was looking for. The first pencil sketch he gave me was 90% of what I was looking for and I gave him a few notes. Each subsequent sketch got closer and closer to what I wanted..
When the reconstruction work on my bathroom took longer than the contractor anticipated, Ian was very flexible with the start date.
Now that the mural is finished, I am 200% pleased with what he accomplished. I had imagined what I was looking for, and in every possible way his mural is better than what I was hoping for. In overall effect and in the detail work it is perfection and then some. When I made a few small suggestions during the process, he eagerly and seamlessly fit my ideas into his design. For example, when I asked him to add the eyes of a mostly hidden panther peering through the foliage, he added that feature in just a few minutes of work, and he made it seem as though it were part of the original design. I am delighted that the imagery is both realistic and painterly at the same time. For my mural, his artistic ability to capture realistically the plants and animals in a jungle setting was wonderful.
I cannot imagine either the process or the end result being any better than what I experienced.
He definitely took good care of the workspace, during the 5 days of painting and the 1 day of applying 2 coats of varnish, as well as during the final clean-up.
I recommend Ian to the greatest extent possible. I feel I have a true work of art on my walls, something I can be proud of forever.
My wife and I had Ian come over to do a beautiful mural for our nusery, which came out great. Ian was very professional and the whole process was painless and he was done extremely quick.
Dec 18, 2014
Ian was very professional and an amazing artist. He catpured my vision perfectly. He finished in the time he said and made an effort to reach out to me if he had a question. I will defintely use him in the future and I have already recommended him to my interior painter. I am extremely pleased!!
I was having a lot of trouble with my living room area I could not pick out colors. I contacted Mr. Kelleher and he helped solve that problem for me. He also suggested a faux finish for this big bare wall, I was not sure I would like it. He assured me he would take care of it if I did not like it. Well, I love it ! I would highly recommend him to anyone. He is polite ,efficient and got job done in a timely manner. Definitely five stars. I have recommended this website for future jobs to my friends.