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Jolene Hemeon of Jolene Hemeon Studios

This is a great business! My experience as a fauxfinisher and decorative artist began seventeen years ago. I painted furniture until there was so much stuff I opened a shop with other artists to sell our extra stuff. From there I was asked to paint murals or do a faux finish on the walls. I read books on faux finishing and managed to learn from my mistakes. I found out I really like creating beautiful wall finishes as well as designing and painting murals. I've taken several faux finishing courses, some local to Washington D.C. as well as traveling to Atlanta, Louisville, Chicago and Italy to study. The past five years I've studied portrait painting and academic painting with Russian artists. Part of my training has been with Yannick Guegin, a French decorative artist.

I took Doyles' class in September of 2002, bought the student kit, loaded up my van with product, and drove home to Virginia knowing the authentic Italian Plasters would be easy to sell. The very next week I was doing a dining room in aquarello with interest and a powder room in montovano. I had mentioned to my client that I was attending a great class on some new products and when I came back home she very willingly gave me the green light. Since then I have done over thirty projects using a variety of plasters, veneziano, calchenova arredo, stucco romano, fiorentino, murs'dart, aquarello etc. etc. It's been exciting to discover that I can combine my mural painting with the plasters. Old world wall designs can be created with murs'dart. Fiorentino, a resin based plaster, is a beautiful backdrop for murals and using marmorino and calchenova as a lime base I'm working on fresco painting.

Adding the safra, Artnova products to the services that I offer has been rewarding, both creatively and financially. Being applicator of the month gives me the opportunity to tell everyone that the products are exemplary. And Doyle and Linda are a great support team.

Jolene Hemeon
Jolene Hemeon Studios
Serving the Washington D.C. area
Web address www.jolenehemeon.com
e-mail Jolene@hemeon.com
703-281-6917



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