Chris Mengarelli

Chris Mengarelli
San Jose, CA 95130
 (408) 296-7745 

Decorative Murals, Faux Finishes & Fine Art

My objective is to create pleasing images for the viewer or client as well as myself. Whether it is a gouache painting that will be translated onto fabric, a charcoal study of a nude model to be used as a fine art piece, or a faux-finished surface, it is important to me that the viewer also takes pleasure in viewing the creation.

Subject matter varies depending on the specific project. My client will typically suggest the general theme and color if they have a specific need. When I am producing designs without client direction I draw my inspiration from everyday scenes, subjects, nature, and, of course, my memory and imagination.

When conceiving a piece, I develop the design through a series of sketches. The process evolves into refining the design, transferring it to the final surface, and, finally, using the desired media to realize the image.

I incorporate traditional house paint, universal tints, and glazes for faux finishes.

I also employ a variety of media for my fine art work; watercolor, nupastels, charcoal, and graphite are my favorites.

Click here to see samples of Chris's art.