This section is to mention all of the things I do other than the advertised "Murals, Paintings, and Faux Finishes". They are fairly self explanatory and clear to most people. But I offer my artistic services in a lot more ways than one might think. I do a lot of custom repairs by matching color and textures, such as wood, metal, stone, etc. Usually on furniture, beams, wood work, and especially custom and plaster walls! Water damage, cracks, holes, and new construction can be hidden with paint. Patching plaster walls with more plaster never seems to match. I do a lot of design work as well, with my drawing skills and photoshop training I can accomplish most clients needs. This also allows me to handle sign painting and logos for business'. One more thing I do quite a bit of these days is Cement Staining, indoor and outdoor. I offer the usual looks that are seen everywhere, but also some "one of a kind" type of options such as faux wood, stone, logos, or even 3D "trick the eye" paintings for your floors.
My medium is definitely Paint! Coatings could also be the term, as it is really about coating a surface. There are a lot of steps to take during a mural/painting for a lasting piece. Proper prep, correct choice for the project... and sometimes a coat to finish and protect. So that knowledge is also part of my Medium. Different tools and techniques are used to achieve different effects to complete the vision of each project. I have about 20 years of practice and knowledge as of now, and there is still so much to learn! I try to stay hip to the new products being created, as some are far superior to the older choices. I use water base non toxic paint and can even find natural options when needed. The only time I need to use oil base paint is in my own studio... destroying only myself. Portraits really are best with oil, but I really love using it for my large scale abstract work... this is the type of "painting" that is solely for me.
I have an official Bio, but this website is from the "I" perspective... so to have all that "Dusty this, and Dusty did that" stuff would sound funny. So I'm writing it right now!... and the start is easy, I FEEL VERY LUCKY TO MAKE A LIVING AS AN ARTIST! I don't take it for granted and love creating quality things for other people. Putting myself into a Work, making something with my own hands, and then having it make someone elses life better... well that is about as good as it gets for a Career! I have now been painting and making art for about 35 years, my freshmen year in high school is when it really clicked. I graduated in 1996 from the San Francisco Art Institute with a BFA in Painting. I was very fortunate to find a great job using my artistic skills even before I graduated! I was hired to paint celebrity portraits on wine bottles. This did very well at times and put me in contact with great people. My client list that I personally met and dealt with during this time had names like Willie Mays, Barbara Streisand, The Grateful Dead and Bob Weir, Carlos Santana, and Robert Mondavi. But oddly enough the un glamorous job that I had to get me through the college years was working at a Faux Finishing Store. It would end up teaching me tons of valuable things to make my career work. I went out on my own almost 18 years ago and spend my days achieving my clients hopes. I work at night (not enough anymore) on my personal pieces. Large scale abstract oil paintings on canvas. There is a category on this site to see them. This is the work I enjoy the most and want to get into galleries, really my own gallery. I have sold over 100 pieces from this series so far, and have some available. Email with any inquiries. Thank you for your time.