Decorative Artist, Faux Painter.
Norman Warren, born in North Yorkshire, England, studied at the Pardon School of Specialist Decoration in London, England over twenty years ago. He was directly trained by Leonard Pardon the British Master of Faux Painting. He then was apprenticed to Mr. Pardon for several years where he learned how to create and transform beautiful paint finishes from sample boards onto walls, columns, pillars and furniture. In fact, any stationary surface, except for a car that he once painted in faux mahogany! Applying traditional European techniques, that date back to the middle ages, he is able to create finishes using oils, water colors and acrylics to resemble marble, wood grain and multi mottle wall glazes, in addition to Trompe L'Oeil, restoration work, murals and guilding.
Some of his most prestigious work has been in homes of Lords, Members of Parliament in London, restoration work on one of Sir Christopher Wren's churches in the City of London, a restaurant chain in Covent Garden, Instant Karma a successful record company, an international client who has locations in Soho Square London, Trump Towers, Central Park West in New York City and Boston, a rectory in the south of England built in 1867 on Henry VIII's hunting grounds, and a luxury hotel in Le Touquet, France.
Since moving to the United States he mainly works in private residences and offices to create sophisticated and soothing atmospheres which include interesting Venetian plaster finishes, glazed or sandstone blocked walls or a beautiful sky on any ceiling. Norman recently appeared on HGTV's Curb Appeal, where he was commissioned to paint an original mural, and has since filmed two more episodes which will be aired later this year.
Please visit the above links to Gallery One and Gallery Two to view a diverse collection of photographs of his work. This collection spans more than 20 years both in the United States and Europe.