Patrick Kirwin Studio
Patrick Kirwin Studio

Patrick Kirwin Studio

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Introduction: I am an experienced artist and Painting Instructor. I studied Painting and Fine Arts at Columbus College of Art and Design, receiving a Bachelor's Degree. I studied for my Master's Degree at the George Washington University. I attended the prestigious Skowhegan School in Maine. I currently teach Painting and Drawing at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria. I am a former Instructor of Painting at the Smithsonian Institution, the Corcoran College and the Workhouse Art Center in Lorton, VA. I meet with the client to learn their goals and to understand their style in order to create an excellent, custom mural or finish. I am a master of painting and drawing. I enjoy meeting clients and learning about them and what they are interested in having painted. I use the best paints and materials to ensure a quality outcome. I paint the project to completion and the satisfaction of the client .
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2 employees

35 years in business

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Rhonda T.
Oct 29, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

We just moved into our brand-new home in July 2020 and wanted a mural painted in our morning room. I did a search on the Internet for muralists and ran into Thumbtack. There I found several names of which Patrick Kirwin was one. I connected with him and we started conversing on my ideas for the mural. Eventually, we decided it was time to do a consultation of the space. Patrick came over and from there we set a date to start the painting. First off, let me warn you, one mural will quickly turn into multiple murals once you see his exceptional and super clean work. He painted an amazing, incredible replica of a jungle scene for us. We chose this theme as we wanted to connect to our international roots. As you can imagine, a jungle scene includes a lot of green paint. Patrick was very careful and precise about paint not entering into areas that were not being painted. We particularly liked his customer service skills as he checked in with us for our feedback on the progress of the work. Beyond that, the details and his mastery of murals, colors, texture, shadowing, and balance translated into the most-loved room in our home. The mural brings so much joy and awe to our lives. We tried to decide on a favorite aspect of this masterpiece by Patrick Kirwin but could not as we love every nook and cranny of it. The representation of a jungle scene gives us the feel of the outdoors exploring nature and admiring gorgeous birds and trees. We have started thinking about our next mural by Patrick as one is just not enough. Patrick, you are simply amazing and highly skilled. Thank you so much for helping us to create fond and wonderful memories in our home through your incredible talent. Dr. Rhonda A. Thomas

Details: Ceiling(s) • Residential • Large (50 - 100 sq ft)

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Sehyun K.
2 days ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

I had a chance to work with him on my restaurant storefront work. He met many times and created many preliminary sketches. He was always punctual and did what he agreed to do. He worked with you to arrive at the imagery you wanted. Since it was a shopping mall, the work must be done overnight and he worked overnight for it. The work is of a high quality and interesting.

Details: Indoor wall(s) • Commercial • Large (50 - 100 sq ft) • I have an idea of what I want

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Charlie W.
Jan 14, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

I highly recommend Patrick. He is the best artist for tough painting jobs. I bought a new house in McLean, the previous owner left hundreds of nail holes in beautiful faux painted walls everywhere. (We asked the seller to patch those nail holes which he did as the before pictures show.) When we saw what was left on the wall, we knew that we either needed to repair all the walls or repaint the whole house. Faux painting is not easy and the metallic gold and bronze made glazing even more challenging as the sheen is so difficult to deal with. We were lucky that we found Patrick. He is so gifted, punctual, and detail oriented. in fact, I think he is a perfectionist! He caught little imperfections we did not even notice and he fixed it. What’s more, he went extra miles and fixed nail holes in the sunroom for free (it was not part of the faux painting). In short, he did an excellent job and finished on time, while kept everything clean after he was done. What a impeccable job! You may wonder “how much a great artist like this is going to cost?” I am telling you that his price is very reasonable. In fact, he saved us thousands of dollars by restoring all the damaged walls to its original. See the before and after pictures for yourself. I will definitely retain his services again whenever I need faux painting or any wall arts again. Five star and two thumbs up! Period! PS. For some reason, I can’t upload photos here. So I sent the pictures to Patrick. Maybe he can post it.

Details: Residential • Walls • Ceiling • 250 - 500 sq ft • Excellent - clean and smooth • 8 - 10 feet • No, I will move the furniture or wall hangings myself

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Jeffrey S.
Oct 22, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Patrick was great to work with, very responsive to all of our requests. We had wanted to start the project in 2020, but we had to put it on hold due to Covid. When we were ready to resume the project, Patrick was quick to respond and get things rolling again. He worked with our schedule to complete the project quickly. Very satisfied with the work.

Details: Indoor wall(s) • Commercial • Large (50 - 100 sq ft) • I have an idea of what I want

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Jan T.
Oct 13, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

I found Patrick on line without knowing he is affiliated with the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA. He painted a mural on the side of our restaurant, Union Street Public House at 121 South Union Street, Old Town Alexandria. The Torpedo Factory is just a block away from our restaurant. Patrick was very interested in the project from the beginning and has painted a mural which will be a great picture taking spot in Old Town. We love to say "come to Union Street and have your picture taken with George Washington!"

Details: Outdoor wall(s) • Commercial • Large (50 - 100 sq ft) • I have an idea of what I want

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FAQs

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

    I figure out how long the mural or work will take, multiply that by my day rate and add a material and transportation fee.

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

    After contact, I will meet and discuss the project. I will do what the client wants to do and may make a small painting, sketch or model. After approval, I execute the painting. 50 % to begin, 50% upon completion of the project.

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

    I attend and participate in the International Decorative Painter's Salon annually. I have a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design. I have an MFA in Fine Art from the George Washington University. I have attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. I have been a resident artist at the Grifis Art center in Connecticut and twice at the Hambidge Center for Arts and Sciences.

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