- Garay Artisans, Inc.
I love decorative painting, architecture & design. Everytime I travel, I always fervently hope I didn’t miss anything related to those. Sometimes I know I probably won’t have the chance to visit that destination again and if I find out later I missed something? Oof. So, I thought to put together a list of places around the world one must see. I do need YOUR help. If you know of a place that one can visit, please send it in. Please feel free to say a bit about it or just point me to the link. I’ll put it up on the list and credit/link to you for sharing it. Much appreciated! I’ll continue organizing the list as they come in. Now, let’s take a tour…
Submitted by: Tamra Cook – Alexander Cook Custom Finishes
Recommendation: “I am so very grateful to live on the Central Coast of California and one place one must see is Hearst Castle! When you click the link on Art/History you will see a small sample of the amazing art and decor of one of America’s beautiful castles.”
Submitted by: JoAnn Locktov – Bella Figura Communications
On Website: Villa Ca’Toga is the home of Carlo Marchiori, known for his period-style murals. He has created an enchanting villa of whimsy and visual delight.
Library of Congress
Submitted by: Regina Garay – Garay Artisans
Recommendation: “Seriously, you’ll be in shock. I wrote two posts about them and included images – Day One and Day Two. I’d say plan on spending the better part of a day there. Be sure to check out the library areas as well, not just the main public areas.”
The Smithsonian American Art Museum
Submitted by: Sean Hennessey – Sean Hennessey Art
Recommendation: “The Luce Center contains fantastic faux marble and gilding work. The hallway adjacent is a restoration of the Victorian enhancements that the building went through in the 1890′s, completed with stenciled glass, glazed molding and glazed plaster relief castings.”
The Painted Churches of Texas
Submitted by: Karen Sabrsula – Never Enough Thyme Studio
Recommendation: “The first time I saw these, I was with my Father. I was in Texas for a SALI convention and he wasn’t real sure what I was doing with my life! After seeing these churches and I explained to him that this was similar to what I was doing, it all made sense to him and he was so excited that I had decided to become an artist! Of course, being of Czech decent helped!”