We’ve recently had the pleasure of catching up with Arlene Mcloughlin of Arlene Mcloughlin Murals, a wonderful artist based in the New York area. Arlene has been painting professionally for over 30 years and services Long Island and the five New York City boroughs. Her love of drawing and painting became an obsession at the young age of 5 and later lead to a career as a fashion illustrator/designer. She also designed her own wedding gowns, bridesmaids and flower girl dresses with great success.
How has Modern Masters enhanced your business?
Modern Masters has enhanced my business with their products in quite a few ways. First and foremost would be the ease of use. The Metallic Paint Collection is my go-to for many projects and the array of colors are like a rainbow of precious metals in liquid paint form. I really love them. Whether they’re used for a finish, fine art or just a simple stencil, Modern Masters Metallic Paints really have made my portfolio “pop”. I also love the plasters but my favorite is the Texture Effects. I use it for so many finishes and it really is a versatile product. It can go from providing a “crusty” old-world finish to industrial high energy finishes when combined with my metallic recipes.
The walls of this 2 story foyer were finished with a mix of Modern Masters Venetian Plaster and Texture Effects for a warm dimensional finish.
Modern Masters Platinum Metallic Paint was used for these vertical stripes and adds a subtle yet elegant look to this formal living room.
I know it sounds cliche but truly, I was influenced, inspired and brought to tears many times in my recent trip to Italy in summer of 2013. The Vatican frescoes really made an impression on me. The magnitude of the work achieved there is nothing short of a miracle in my eyes.
This ceiling medallion was given an English Brown glaze over the gold trim and Sashay Red Metallic Paint with a Brown Suede glaze for the insert.
This master bedroom was given a beautiful freehand mural using Warm Silver Metallic Paint. Notice the matching nightstands?
What is your dream finishing project?
This master bedroom was given a checkered accent wall and glazed ceiling inserts with Modern Masters Silver Metallic Paint.
The rich PLUM walls were given thin, vertical stripes with TEQUILA Gold metallic paint.
We hope you’ve enjoyed taking a closer look at the Arlene’s beautiful decorative artistry. Please be sure to stop Arlene Mcloughlin Murals to see more of her work! Whether it be an accent wall, stripes or a crumbly texture, Modern Masters Products can provide that extra dose of brilliance to any project. For more inspiration, be sure to stop by our Pinterest boards and “Like” us on our Facebook Fan Page!