About \ Contact & Links
Born in Ireland I apprenticed for five years to my father to learn my trade. I worked with him for 23 years. While we did all manner of work associated with the painting trade our first love was the decorative painting of plaster moulding in a home.
I moved to Canada in 1996 and continue to hold true to the policy that "You are only as good as your last job" My work is a step out of the ordinary as it turns wall panels, cornice mouldings and centerpieces into a piece of art on your ceiling. Inspiration can come from any source be it curtain material, furniture, carpet or china. I enjoy the look on a clients face when they see how their ceiling and plaster moulding comes alive with colour. I paint in the "Traditional Old European Style" or "Robert Adam"(1728-1792) way of enhancing the plaster moulding by painting it to show the details otherwise lost in white. To help create an ornate and traditional mood within a room I listen to opera and classical music while working. My work is custom to each client and is not repeated. Similar plaster moulding will receive a different treatment. I use Estate Emulsion by Farrow & Ball. The matt finish and depth of colour achieve the classic style.
Cornice moulding when enhanced becomes another feature of your room. It should show itself as part of the decor and not be overpowering. I carry an array of actual painted plaster moulding samples for clients to view.
I look forward to creating your "special place"
Arthur P. Butler
Telephone: Hamilton, Ontario, 905 574 3925
Press: Taking ceilings back to a more classical time. By Sandy Bunyan.
Published March 11, 2006. The Hamilton Spectator.
Arthur P. Butler, Artist. By Kevin Somers.
Published April 08, 2010. Raise the Hammer.
Ceilings a canvas for lost art of decorative painting. By Don Procter, Correspondent
Published April 26, 2012. Daily Commercial News www.dcnonl.com
Links: Plaster Moulding Companies.
Contemporary Mouldings. www.contemporarymouldings.com
Joshua & Co, Inc. www.plasterart.com
Olde World Walls & Ceilings www.oldeworldwallsinc.com
Palladio Mouldings. www.palladiomouldings.com
Petra Design. www.petradesign.ca
Prive Moulding Design. www.privemouldings.com
Stevensons of Norwich, Decorative Plaster. www.stevensonsofnorwich.com
Centennial Preservation Group LLC, www.centennialpreservation.com
LeBlancq. Builders and Restorers of Homes, Boats, Furnishings and Art www.leblancq.com
ResErections Inc. (Moving grand old mansions to new sites) www.reserections.com
Interior Visions Decorative Art Studio. www.vaclavint.com
Architectural Art Glass. www.waynecain.com
Daniel Heath Watercolors. www.HeathWatercolors.com
Stained Glass Design. www.SIO2creations.com
Stained Glass. Teresa Seaton www.TeresaSeaton.ca
Carved Fireplaces. R&D Fabbricati Inc. www.rdfabbricati.com
Lawrance Architectural Presentations. www.garylawrance.com
Shannon Kyles, www.OntarioArchitecture.com