I have always had a passion for paint and plaster. Although not one to paint this and that chotchke, back in the early 90’s, I gradually began to decorate my home with various faux techniques. As soon as I took my first professional classes, a whole new world opened up to me. Since then, you name the class and I have taken it! Tools and brushes are what I shop for, no matter what country I am in. I’ll pass on the jewelry and clothing stores. Give me a few art and antique stores and I am a happy camper!

My special passions are reserved for grottesca (grotesques) and gold leaf, otherwise known as gilding. And lime plasters offer the true beauty reserved for stone.

I invite you to come along with me on my journey through the worlds of design, faux and decorative arts techniques.

Here are some of my inspirations:

Palazzo Vecchio in Firenze, Italia

AO's Palazzo Vecchio 014 web

AO's Palazzo Vecchio 015 web


One response to “About

  1. chris oshea

    I LOVE your site!
    I am 37 yr old paint contractor in Boston Ma and will be purchasing a 1840’s house soon. I love the old walls and limewashed walls on your site , just love them. Could you give me more inspiration if you have resources if you have them!
    Any schools that teach just them?
    Again thanks for your work!
    Chris O’shea

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