Thursday, August 1, 2013
A decorative painting event!
This year has been a world wind of fantastic opportunities for. Faux painting and murals. In May I had the unique opportunity to join 50 other decorative artists from around the globe for a week long mural, and faux painting extravaganza in the first ever decorative arts convention in Japan. This years annual Salon of Decorative painters was held in Tokyo,Japan. Hosted buy the dynamic and gracious Yaeko Kurimata . The week long event showcased the talents of select participants. Each. Artist was able to display a finished panel as well as participate in the community mural as well as work on their own demonstration pieces. The theme "East meets West " sharing, encompassed many traditional examples. Of decorative arts, like wood grain, and marble as well as gilding, and grottesca. The exhibition offered many opportunities for the artists to get to know one another on a more personal level which is what makes the annual event such a wonderful opportunity. Salon 2014 will take place in Seattle, I hope to see many old friends and make new friends next year. I look forward to the techniques that are shared each year, going to the event offers my the opportunity to share these skills with my clients here on Long Island.