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Artisan of the Month
Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

In the midst of painting a child’s mural for a friend, an opportunity presented itself for Natalie Gorden to shift her career from the confining realm of a graphic artist. She took the plunge, knowing she had to leave the four walls of her office cubicle behind, and embarked on a plan. She researched murals, faux finishing, and took classes all over the country as she begun the process of opening her business, Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux.

“It’s been a long labor of love, this business,” said Natalie. Servicing clients in Sparks and Reno, Nevada, she mostly caters to residential customers. However, she’s open to traveling for the right job, as she soon will be for a commercial job in Long Beach, California to assist in mural and painting work for a remodel of four restaurants.

As an artist, Natalie has the skill and talent necessary for a business in decorative painting, but what truly drives her are her clients. “For me, I’ve enjoyed every job that I’ve been on. I’ve really enjoyed the relationship making. All my clients have been really good to me. Its one of my favorite things,” said Natalie. For example, she worked for a client on their son’s room, striving for the perfect design for him. That’s what mattered the most to her, his joy. “I had one really fabulous mural I did for a little boy who had some medical issues. We did a scene from his favorite cartoon in his room and the reaction from him was just wonderful.”

Natalie Gorden foyer ceiling with stencil in Nevada

Each job experience leaves a memorable impression with Natalie, and her recent one was no different. “I finished a job that was super fun because it was a black Venetian fireplace where I tied the ceiling in with a metallic wax finish. More modern than most people in this area tend to go. I’m actually still working on the black Venetian marble columns in the room. It’s fun to step out of the old-world finishes. Not that I don’t love them, they stand the test of time, but its fun to do out of the box like that.”

No matter the job, her natural ability to blend colors is utilized to its full potential. “I have some signature finishes that have been very popular in this area and I create a lot of my own finishes too.” Although for Natalie, her clients are what matters to her. “I have clients that call me back every time they move to a new house. Like this one couple, who are on their third house now. Those are the things are are memorable to me.” With that in mind she ensures each aspect of their design caters to their exact specifications, turning their dreams into reality.

Widely known for her custom finishes and murals, she also excels at many other mediums. “I do ceilings, which really makes an impact in a room. And I love to do a Modello design they really make a statement. Murals are how I started out and now its only ten percent of my business. I have painted a lot of nurseries, which is always fun. Its sweet and you get to be a part of the family welcoming a child into the world. That’s always really great. Honestly, I can’t remember a time, and I’ve been doing faux for ten years, I‘ve sold boards directly from a class. That’s what was really nice about taking this class with Kathy Carroll.” Natalie met Kathy when she enrolled in a class in Forth Worth, Texas. “That was really something, and absolutely worth the investment. Normally, I would create a custom sample board for a particular client myself. The best thing about that class was that I’ve sold three different finishes from that one class already. Their finishes are current and on trend.” After the class, she placed an order with Kathy. “They have great service and I love that they’ll mix up the products for you,” said Natalie.

Natalie’s company continues to grow with repeat customer business, referrals, and new clients. Her plans for the future are to continue to expand. “It’s becoming busier and I’ve picked up a few new designers. I’m ready to step into the bigger world of finishing with new employees.”

For more information about Natalie Gorden or Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux please call 775.219.9165 or visit www.nataliegorden.com

 

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