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Artist over fifty years and professional gilder over thirty years.
Accept any kind of gilding job including design, rather big than small. 🙂
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Award-winning Professional Artist Annemarie Johnson owner of Trompe L’oeil Studios Inc, transforms residential homes and commercial spaces from everyday to extraordinary. From vivid, highly original painting on canvas to breathtaking murals and eye-catching faux finishes, bringing your dreams to life.
Annemarie is known for decorative painting and wall finishes, including gilding, hand painted wood grain, marbling and hand troweled Italian plaster.
Born in Baden, Austria Annemarie came to Canada at a very early age, eventually settling in Nova Scotia. She began her career as a professional Artist in 2000. Since then, Annemarie’s murals and faux finishes have been featured in a number of magazines including the Halifax Designer Showcase in support of Kid’s Help Phone. Publications such as East Coast Living, Saltscapes, The Pentecostal Testimony and INTEGRITY Christian Business Magazine and the Halifax Chamber of Commerce magazine BUSINESS VOICE, and online magazine ARTISPHERE ON LINE have profiled her work.
Annemarie is located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Toronto based designer who has pursued her love for the ancient art of Verre Eglomise, a French term meaning reverse painting and gilding on glass. Gilding is the process of applying genuine gold leaf or other precious metal leaf on a surface.
A member of the Society of Gilders, she has honed her craft through workshops in New York under the direction of masters in the art of gilding – Miriam Ellner, Charles Douglas, Jill London and sculptor Ekaterina Aksenova of Art Space New York. She studied patination under Lori Lemare, a renowned Canadian visual artist specializing in decorative painting and art restoration.
Her work has been featured in ARIDO’s Art by Designers Toronto in 2015 and 2016. Marybeth is also a member of ARIDO – Association of Interior Designers of Ontario and ASID American Society of Interior Designers.
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We are the North American office for the Georg Renner, August Ruhl & Noris Blattgold brands of fine gold & metal leaf. All produced by Germany’s largest manufacturer.
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Specializing in custom surface finishes for interior designers. Verre eglomise, surface gilding, chemical patinas, plaster and paint finishes on furniture and architectural details.