Exquisite work can captivate, but more importantly, compel & motivate another artist. After collaborating on multiple projects over the past years, Simon & Desiree, leaders on their field, combined their work ethic, resources, and talent to offer a new level of artistic services. The result being a commercial & residential "one stop shop", decorative & artistic services company, STRUTTURA, founded in 2011.
STRUTTURA specializes in murals, Venetian Plaster, & European wall finishes. Utilizing a centuries old technique, our Italian trained artisans have experience working in both Europe & the U.S. Our application expertise includes limewash, murals, portraits, original art, zolatone & multispec, prizms, faux effects products, grasselo di calce, marmo antico, tadelakt morrocco, stucco luna, & fine wall finishes from intricate marbles, wood graining, gilding & glazes, columns, to textures, venetian plaster, duraplex, American clay, marmorino, teodorico, antiquing, cabinet & furniture refinishing, etc.
We have a combined 38 years of expertise & education in this field of artistic expression. Our company is constantly striving to create the finest, most innovative finishes for our clients, using the highest quality products found the world over. With our professional team of talented artisans, we can turn the mundane into the magnificent.
Many years of research & practice in decorative textures & materials from around the world & through history have given us the skills to reproduce any historic or existing finishes. Our pool of talented artisans are capable in the most demanding techniques.
New twists on finishes are constantly being invented from our vast repertoire of artistic techniques & knowledge of art history. Looking for original versions of contemporary or old-world treatments? Or enchancement of your traditional interior with sophisticated decorative European techniques? We take pleasure in responding imaginatively to the unique needs and visions of each client. We also have the experience to propose treatments that are achievable within the constraints of each project.
Simon is a self taught artist with a gift from God. Born in South Africa, & trained all over Europe, where he resided until graduating from high school. Simon sowed the seeds of his profession, making him one of the best in the industry. In 1984, he came to the USA for university on a college scholarship where he received a BA degree. In 1991 he started his business, Streaks & Visions, which covered all facets of art, decorative finishes, & textures. In 2005, with 16 employees, he successfully made the move from only high-end residential clients, to also include the world of big commercial projects. His work has been featured in multiple publications & on television shows. Simon was also featured as one of the twenty artists chosen for the "PUZZLE FALLS" app on iPad. Boasting an impressive client list of athletes, celebritities, corporate clients, & commercial projects, Simon has traveled extensively sharing his talents, skills, & professionalism, touching many people's lives with his gift.
Desiree is a lifelong visual artist and painter who has been blessed with the opportunity to share her talent through her craft. After being classically trained in Drawing & Painting at Jacksonville State & Georgia State Universities, she quickly found her niche in decorative painting. She created her company, Studio D Atlanta, in 2001 in which she specialized in murals, illustrations, & decorative finishes. With such an innate artistic gift, strong work ethic & dedication to her excellence, her business quickly took off, growing only through referrals. Within a few years, the addition of large commercial projects was introduced to a primarily high-end residential clientele base. Over the years, she has gained a great deal of hands on expertise as well as technical knowledge of the trade, it's materials, & methods. Desiree's keen insight & ability to devlelop innovative finishes continued to propel her in the field. Her work has been shown in international publications, premier show homes, high end residences, as well as commercial & public spaces throughout the country.