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I am a lifelong artist and part-time illustrator. I'm also proud to be born and raised on a horse and cattle ranch in Sparks, NV. In school my subject of choice was always art and still painted while working in local banks, Savings and Loans, and while at the RSCVA. In 2002 I decided to become a full-time artist. That's when I chose Art d'Rector (a play on my last name) for my painting business.
I joined IDAL (the International Decorative Artisans League) a professional organization for those of us in the faux finishing and decorating field. As a member I attended specialized training classes to grow my business.
In my twenty plus years as a painter and faux finisher I have used numerous mediums including:
In 2002 I worked on an 11-unit "Little Berkely" apartments in Reno that allowed for great creativity. I illustrated the program cover art for four years of the annual Reno's Snaffle Bit Futurity's and the New Years' Eve Buck N' Ball. I produced artwork in several area businesses including scenes of Italy in Sonny's Pizza and Pasta, and Chicago murals in Windy Moon Pizza, and custom terrace scene in hair salon Tresses by Twins. I have done numerous murals for Home to Heal a place to heal and renew the spirit...just to name a few. I have samples in my home studio to share and photos of past artwork and would love to sit down and discuss your upcoming projects.
Choose from gold, silver or copper leaf to create beauty in your home.
You can have many textured finishes, including the one shown here, which will add interest to a home.
An ugly electrical panel is hidden with the addition of painted rocks to match the siding on your home.
Sometimes garage doors can be wood, and man doors can be painted to match.
You can get a custom look with metal reactive paints like this one I painted in Montreaux.
The wall was textured with a grass-cloth finish and the concrete top stained with concrete stains to look like sandstone. Walls given a distressed leather finish in this Hidden Valley home.
Logs at bottom with a live edge top grace this condominium at Lake Tahoe.
Nevada Elk were painted on 5 visible sides of this steamer trunk. Each an image of a hunt area in outback Nevada.
This room is used to meditate and relax after a wonderful therapeutic massage. A safe place to heal sore muscles and quiet your mind.
This home is in an upscale area near luscious vineyards. Perfect for anyone who wants wood walls.
Customer wanted a soft glaze to finish the walls in their kitchen,
Take one new mailbox and create a holder for gloves and garden hand-tools.
You may want to see more of my art and finishes in my showroom office, and please "like" me on FACEBOOK. I would love to show you my samples and discuss your next project.
Washoe Valley, Nevada, United States
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Watch for new "Elephant Hide" finish samples to be posted soon.
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