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Faux finishes are done with paints and glazes. They add dimension and richness to otherwise flat surfaces. Lazure color washes are one type of faux finishing that through its transparency has a very calming effect and are great for spas and therapeutic environments. Striping, marbleizing, and parchment finishes are other popular techniques that I have used successfully.
Wall patterns are better than wallpaper and comparable in price. There is no dealing with messy glue. No seams lifting and no damage to walls when it’s time for a change. There is an endless choice of paint colors and styles to suit any space.
Murals are subject paintings done directly on a surface. Instead of just hanging a painting or print on a wall, the painting is done directly on the wall or ceiling. This technique sets the theme of the room and tells a story. Trompe L’oile paintings appear as if the objects are real. Murals are for all ages and locations. They hold up well outside too!
Stencils are done with cut Mylar. The pattern can be repeated or placed in strategic places. I do design and cut stencils. I never use just one color when stenciling. I love the crisp lines and uniformity.
Free Hand Painting- Often instead of the high structure of a stencil I hand paint. This free form approach is truly “1…of a Kind.” I have worked with clients and decorators fabrics. Taking their designs and doing complimentary painting on walls, ceilings and furniture.
We now offer Furniture Painting and Specialty Paint Technique classes. We also teach Chalk Painting and Faux Techiques. Contact me as you must register for all classes.
Why choose Q-1? As a Color & Design Consultant I assist the client, commercial and residential, at whatever level the client’s needs are. Whether you need help picking out a few paint colors or would like help coordinating design choices for floors, fabric, furniture, and wall finishes I can accommodate. I can also work with your interior designer and trades-people. I come to your location at your convenience. My goal is to be a good listener and make your artwork unique and suited to YOU!
Traditional, Arts & Crafts, French Provincial, ..to Modern, Q-1 has experience with all styles. I have worked throughout Western New York from Jamestown to Pendelton. I encourage and nurture my client’s vision. I pursue different avenues giving the client concepts to think about. I want my client to look back on the development phase of a project and be happy with the experience. Our homes are our castles! Even the cavemen, who struggled with day to day survival, customized their cave walls with drawings. It is a natural instinct to want our homes to be unique and personal. Q-1 delivers the “1 …of a Kind” style that you deserve!
I have had the privilege of creating beautiful environments at a vast array of commercial locations. My artwork can be viewed in the foyers of Hamburg Town Hall, Hamburg Village Hall, and Bogel Hall Hilbert College. My decorative painting has added uniqueness and class to Restaurants, Banquet Centers, Health Care Facilities, Professional Offices, Day Cares, Schools, Churches, and Hair Salons. Yes, even on the exterior of Ron’s Garage Mechanic Shop on West View in Hamburg!