I am Michelle Bergman, decorative painter, artist, teacher, a resource for other artists, Faux Effects distributor, wife, mom of four, and grandma. I’m a lover of all things creative – it’s just a part of my DNA!

Whenever I’m asked how I got started in the decorative painting field, the answer includes a story of experimenting with finishes in my own home, looking to find a hands-on career in the arts that better worked with a family of four children and a hardworking husband, and a desire to help others make their home beautiful and comfortable. More than 20 years into it, I’ve painted everything from walls to cabinets and furniture to murals and designs on canvas and glass.

My portfolio of decorative painting techniques ranges from basic glazes to advanced textures to fit every need and budget. Walls, ceilings, cabinets, furniture, canvas, and glass are all fair game to get a makeover. I also enjoy making art with a wide variety of mediums, including textures, stitching, and collage into much of it.

Behind the scenes, I’ve devoted a substantial amount of time developing new finishes and studying with accomplished artisans from all over the country to keep up with the latest trends, expanding my practice of creativity, and feeding my creative soul. I have used Faux Effects products almost exclusively and have a strong working knowledge of their paints and plasters. I’m here to be your resource for products, training, and advice.

About five years ago, my private studio was built and I branched out into offering painting parties and hands-on workshops at my small, rustic chic studio so that you can have fun painting too! One of my biggest passions is helping others find ways to express their creativity. I believe we were all born with creative talents, and with some practice and experience, we can use those talents to make things we are proud of.

I look forward to working with you!