Artisan Finishes LLC
Owner/ Decorartive Artist
Owner/Decorative Artist at Artisan Finishes LLC
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Owner/ Decorartive Artist
Dawn Michelle Cleaves is experienced as a scenic artist and muralist. She grew up in Austin, Texas and started her career designing, building and painting sets for local theaters. She moved on to film work and was often selected for specialty tasks such as murals, subtle aging, faux marble and art reproductions. Various projects led her to New York where she worked as a carpenter on films and at the Metropolitan Opera. After being accepted as a USA scenic artist she worked at Broadway scene shops and on TV and films in New York. Working in the entertainment industry has given her the opportunity to work with great artist from New York, LA and Europe; thereby learning techniques and styles from the living masters.
Specialties:Decorative Arts, Matching existing marble and wood, Murals
Manage all aspects of Client relations, Business formation and management, Advertising, Networking, Designing and Painting jobs. Murals, decorative finishes, faux finishes, venetian plaster.
"The Producers", "Mama Mia". "Lion King", "La Boheme", "Spamalot", ....
Artisan Finishes was honored with the Designers' Choice Award by the Dallas Design Community. Thank you to all the designers who voted for us and understand our commitment to providing the best decorative arts services to the design community.
Artisan Finishes was rated at the highest level of customer satisfaction by the Houzz community.
Scenic Artist Training Program Certificate of completion 2002. Focused on painting
sets and backdrops for theater. In particular skills in layout for backdrops that are
generally 40' x 60'. Also learned historical decorative finishes, Trompe l'oie, and old master's reproductions.
Foreign Exchange student. Learned flemish and Belgian culture. My host grandfather was an artist and I had the opportunity to watch him work on original art as well as repairing broken angels from local churches.
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