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Names- The Personal Touch

A Personal Touch One of the best things about a decorative painting project  is that you end up with something personalized, beautiful and unique.    Incorporating a name into the project goes one step further!    Here are some names that I’ve worked into some of my projects.                 […]


In honor of Arbor Day, here are a few examples of the wide variety of trees that I’ve painted!                                   

Where are you?

Where are you? A legible address is a very important feature of your home, especially if you want someone to be able to find your house! But a legible and beautiful  home address is even better, and adds to the “curb appeal” and value of your house. Here are a few examples that I’ve painted: […]

Oh Vanity!

Sometimes a simple, straightforward project can make a very big impact. 2015 seemed to be the year of the bathroom vanity re-do. None of these projects were terribly complicated, but they made a big difference in the look of a bathroom!     Sometimes a homeowner is not ready to completely renovate a bathroom, but […]

Children’s Murals Revisited

  One of the best things about painting for so many years has been revisiting my clients over time, seeing their style evolve, and helping them as they redecorate or move into new homes. Most rewarding? Painting something sweet for a new baby or young child, and then coming back as they grow older, to repaint something […]


Walls are covered with an array of light switches, electrical outlets, vents, and speaker covers. Kitchen backsplash areas are loaded with switches and electric receptacles. What is my approach to painting, with these “interruptions” of the visual surface? On a tiled surface, I like to paint the receptacle plates so that they appear to be part of the […]

PDCA Convention

Every so often its nice to take a break and re-connect with some colleagues and get inspired by some new ideas and materials. October 16th-17th I attended the 60th Annual Convention and Trade show of the Middle Atlantic Council of the Painting and Decorating Contractors Of America. (That’s a mouthful)! It’s better known as the […]

Greta’s Run Special Needs Art Program.

Not only did I participate in the inaugural Greta’s Run as a runner and donor, I was honored to lead the art program that was funded by Greta’s Run proceeds! Greta’s Run is a 5K run/walk event held in memory of Greta Schoenemann, a Westfield High School student who died from injuries sustained on 9/11/02. […]

Paint colors for runners?

Many of my clients know that I am also a runner and triathlete. Here is a link to a humorous article I found, featuring some interesting paint colors to consider if you are also a runner. Paint Colors for Runners.

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