Hello, I am Catherine of Fay Designs.
My life in the world of design started many years ago, when I landed my first job out of art college as a trainee colour consultant with a major paint company. After 8 years I went solo to pursue a career as an artist, specialising in animal portraits, local scenes and landmarks. Then lightning struck twice and I had two sets of twins within 3 years, so most of my artwork was put on the back burner and I became a full time mum. As my children grew up, I found I was drawn back to working in design and for a few years worked in the ‘show house’ sector, mixed with a hands-on painting and decorating interior design service, which is when Fay Designs was born.
It was during this period that I first started to paint furniture to fit into and accessorise a colour scheme in someone’s home. Once I discovered the plethora of stencils, transfers, moulds and trims, that was it, I was truly hooked! I’ve always loved colour and painting furniture is now a culmination of all the previous experience, artistic techniques and aspects of design that I have always had a passion for.
My first love is a very romantic and botanical style but I equally like to create the occasional whimsical piece, and even step out of my comfort zone and paint the odd art deco piece.
I am an artist at heart and I am happiest when creating detail and interest to an otherwise plain, old or tired piece of furniture. If this appeals to you and you have an idea or a special piece of furniture I can help you with, please get in touch to discuss.
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