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August 2006 Bruce Thalman
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Dan Gangler
Sharon Damisch
Kay Reyes
Mary Johnson
Ed Hartfiel
Estelle Leptich
Laurie Ebert

 

Artisan of the Month
Leigh Jones or Leigh Jones Decorative Artisan

Leigh Jones had an eye for design right from the start. She sold furniture accessories for ten years and worked on many projects with designers and decorative artists. “When the store was closing my decorative artist friend, Janet Marsh, called me for some help. She was pregnant and needed an assistant. I agreed to help while I looked for my ‘real job.’ I was lucky enough to find that ‘real job’ and connect with one of Charlotte’s top designers at about the same time. Charlotte was in a high-end home building boom. After several years of working both the ‘real job’ and painting all of the designer’s show homes and clients projects, I decided to make the move to painting full-time.”

With such a successful start, Leigh launched her business Leigh Jones Decorative Artisan. Her business is located in Charlotte, North Carolina and she predominately works in North and South Carolina. However, Leigh has and is willing to travel out of state for the right job.

As her business continued to grow, Leigh understood the importance of staying current in her field and sought to increase her knowledge base. “I realized you could only get so far with straight glazing, etc. That’s when I travelled to Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes and took Kathy Carroll’s class. I became a member of SALI and my local Decorative Artisan League. I go to convention as often as possible and take classes close to home. I really feel it’s important. It’s an excellent way to keep yourself abreast of the color trends and at the same time network with others artists. That’s how I’m able to offer the best finishes and quality to my customers,” said Leigh.

Leigh has taken at least seven classes from Kathy with the first being an entire week. There are many favorite products that Leigh orders from Kathy. Some of them are: Bella Sabbia, Bella Fresco, Meoded Paints, Bella Primo Primer, Bella Glass Beads, and the new cork products.

Staying current with products, new techniques, and trends is a must for Leigh. “Who wouldn’t want to play in paint and make people happy? I get to create, have fun, and know that I make someone’s personal environment better. They get to enjoy it on a daily basis. You’ve got to love getting paid to make things beautiful,” said Leigh.

Leigh’s clients motivate her the most. “For me it’s more the people than the finish. I have fantastic clients. The best jobs are the ones that you come away from knowing you’ve made a friend and you’ll always stay in touch. I feel my ability to forge great relationships has a direct affect on the reason I have a lot of repeat clients,” said Leigh.

Although she loves to be challenged by a new finish or unique workspace, it’s not about what technique she did in a home, or what finish; it’s all about the people. “I love being in a house where you start out thinking they want one or two rooms done and then you’re there for six months because they keep adding things on. I did a little girls room, when she was four years old. Seeing her face when she walked in and saw it completed, made it my favorite room. It’s about making a space just right for someone,” said Leigh.

As Leigh moves forward in her business she will continue with the exceptional work she is currently doing, making contacts along the way. “I will take classes like the Professional Update class to keep relevant in the business and keep the level of professionalism my clients have come to expect from me,” said Leigh.

For more information about Leigh Jones or Leigh Jones Decorative Artisan please call 704.488.5358.

 

 

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