About this pro
I have always been able to paint whatever subject my clients have wanted. I talk with them to find out what colors they don't and do like........very important when matching colors they are use in their home decor. I am very detail conscious and have always done excellent work in duplicating wallpaper and fabric designs, tile with art from the tile companies that is no longer sold. I work with china paints and the fact that they are transparent gives me the opportunity to put color over color and I can fire the tile as often as necessary to get the desired colors. Also, because my paints fire at lower temperatures, I can work on any glaze. I am not limited to a certain tile with a certain glaze. As long as the tile can be fired, I can paint it. I have my dream job because I love to draw and paint, esp working with china paints. I can only use so many pieces of porcelain at home and install so much tile. My job gives me the opportunity to do add beautiful art to my clients homes or businesses while doing what I enjoy the most in my life. I enjoy creating custom art for each client. When working with my clients, I make certain that they have exactly what they would enjoy for a long time because tile is a permanent installation. I have worked with photos from a special vacation, pictures of pets, favorite flowers or animals.......there are many different choices and I love the challenge of creating 'art just for you".
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My prices are quoted per job as in the tile world, there are many variable. I do charge by the tile on individual pieces or by the sq ft on murals. For murals, there are often pieces that have very little painting on them or none at all and I do not charge for these tile.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I have worked in the business world since the age of 12 and I love working with people. This work has given me the opportunity to do what I love doing and to meet and work with wonderful people.
- What types of customers have you worked with?The majority of my work has been for kitchen and bath installations and house numbers. I have painted indoor and outdoor signs, basins, trivets, pet portraits, tile for entryways, and painted special collections of favorite animals, birds or flowers on tile as well as china plates.