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Artisan of the Month
Ana Simpson of Home Renaissance in Dallas - Fort Worth, TX

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

From the beaches of Miami to the mountains of Colombia to the plains of Texas, Ana Simpson has taken a much-traveled life and fused its adventures and experiences into a unique artistry that demonstrates both her love of life and love of art.

Artistry had always been a part of her life. Her beginning in decorative finishes actually began with the purchase of some old furniture and while refurbishing it, she realized the enjoyment of coaxing the beauty out of worn pieces and making them special once again. Craving more, she enrolled in classes with many well-known decorative artists. After taking several, she fell instantly in love with faux finishing and eglomisé / patina mirror design. Ana knew she’d found her creative outlet and opened her decorative finishing firm, Home Renaissance.

Incorporating all her travels from abroad and the States into her work, she’s able to satisfy the decorative wishes of each and every customer she comes across. Her love of art keeps her up at night designing and creating. Settled in the suburbs of Lantana, Texas, she travels when a job arises, but has a wide client base in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

Whether under design constraints, or given an open pallet, Ana enjoys every artistic moment. Working in a powder room, Ana was given carte blanche in terms of design. “I created a copper color Venetian plaster finish embossed with stencils in a brown tone. I also did some gold metallic paint troweled on top of the plaster and [my client] was so pleased with the design,” said Ana.

With each design Ana does, she considers every possible creative angle. One of her most desired finishes is the faux brick design which instantly transforms the area. From industrial to rustic to modern, Ana takes a finish and creates versatility. With that ability, she extends her talent to focal points of fireplaces with eye-catching mantels. “I love to do fireplaces and cabinetry. Wood mantels and kitchen vent hoods always give me the opportunity to explore different finishes and provoke the eye towards the finished product.”

Ana’s own finishes are in high demand with her clients, just as much as her samples from classes taken. Another fond memory for Ana was a client who favored modern and wanted something to showcase a beautiful curved wall. Ana created a custom finish called “Louisiana Shore” which didn’t disappoint. “Before applying the metallic plaster, I did a metallic foil on the entire wall. With texture rollers, I was able to create a beautiful crocodile look: cobalt blue, gray, and pearl,” said Ana.

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

Ana’s flair for color and thirst for knowledge truly benefits both herself and her clients. “I go to school, travel, and take classes, but I also like to create my own finishes.” Fifty percent of the samples chosen are Ana’s own creations. “I met Kathy Carroll online, through Facebook. I started adding myself through the groups that we have and met her that way. She is someone that everyone talks about. My friends always mentioned and recommended her designs and her in-depth knowledge of the field. She has so many products and classes. We met in person at IDAL and I continue to purchase products from her because of their quality and excellent customer service. Some of her products that I exclusively use are: Bella Sabbia, Japan scrapers, trowels, and metallic glazes. I always look for opportunities to train directly with her. One of the finishes I learned from her is also one of my absolute best-sellers.”

“Everyone loves Tuscan Oasis here. I do it every three or four months and have done it four or five times [so far]. It’s so easy to sell. I bought it from Kathy, a class she sells for $99 called Learn Faux Now online. I bought all three classes from her. I do that finish on any type of wall. In my neighborhood we have an orange peel and I can easily apply it over or on a curved wall in a few days. It’s a fast and easy finish to do.”

What will Ana’s future hold? Something artistic will always be a part of her future and as of right now, she plans to continue to grow her business. “I’m doing it all by myself and its getting very busy. I may contract with someone, eventually. I’ll continue learning and taking classes. You learn something new every day and I truly enjoy it. Maybe one day I’ll teach, who knows!”

To learn more about Ana Simpson or Home Renaissance please call 940.297.9724 or visit www.homerenaissancetx.com

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

 

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