The beauty of fine painting is finding its way to more and more people through websites and social media. Artisan Painters is a leading example. “We deliver more than traditional painting. We combine the owner’s desire with an artistic vision and artisanal craftsmanship. This always results in a unique masterpiece. Our wish is to contribute to the customer’s dream interior. We do this by bringing warmth and life into every room.”
The trade of a fine-painter requires expertise. Kenneth has had a fascinating education and has a vast experience. As the descendant of a family of painters, he and his brother started helping their father when they were only teenagers. After having finished painting school, Kenneth joined the renowned Dankers Decor, the Belgian royal warrant, and stayed there for 15 years. “Together we completed prestigious projects for respected architects, such as Axel Vervoordt and Bernard De Clerck. We also worked for celebrities, for example Robert De Niro’s penthouse in his hotel in New York, Kim Kardashian’s home in LA, several of Sting’s properties worldwide,…. I have started my own company to share that top experience with a broad public.”
Those who opt for whitewash, mineral paints and techniques such as (lime) plastering and patinating, give their home a natural and lived-in look. You only get that result by painting from the heart. “We make our paints ourselves and only work with brushes. That always creates more beauty, more nuance. We use as many natural pigments and minerals as possible. A traditional colour palette could never do the trick. For some customers, we even used soil from a nearby forest or sand from a nearby beach. Every home is unique.”
Because these natural materials have only been discovered in recent years, it is the big, prestigious projects that catch the eye. However, you do not need an impressive construction project to bring that beauty into your home yourself. “People often think that they cannot afford our approach, but they can,” says Kenneth. “There just are not many fine-painters who already have put it into practice. That is where we want to make a difference.”
It is the love of simplicity, nature and authenticity that inspires Artisan’s fine-painters to honour their trade and explore its possibilities. Run by master painter Kenneth Vander Stricht, as opposed to a process-based approach, our company only works with creative techniques and natural materials, which always results in a masterpiece.