Italian restaurant 'Trattoria Caterina' located in Chicago's cultural center 'Loop' district. Business mural painted 2003.

December 4, 2017  Hong Kong

ArtSpirit Studio is operated by John Stolfo, master artist and website owner/builder/manager of this site. The studio is chiefly a mobile creative resource meaning that I can work both locally, close and on-site, distant. This is the scope of what I offer:

1. original architectural painterly designing, commissioning me to do the unique and contemporary European-inspired lazure painting which began with an early concept given by Rudolf Steiner over 100 years ago.

2. unique contemporary mural painting...wall imagery either imaginatively-free compositions or imaginative, specifically themed compositions.

3. completed studio art creations ready for purchase...or commissioning of completely new work in either painting or pastels. Any small sized piece can be posted globally on request. The success rate of shipments has thus far been 100% to locations in North and South America. Arrangements of local purchases in Hong Kong is easy.

4. at-your-location art instruction in Hong Kong, mainland China or other Asian countries...or limited space, in-studio instruction at my studio location in Hong Kong. This later arrangement could at times be a little difficult dependent on some weather conditions since my studio space is outdoors on a small back terrace. There is however an overhanging canopy for protection from small to average rain or excessive light.  

I also do signage for Asian businesses, schools or any other type location, also ad-promotional material globally for your up-coming event.

And lastly, I lead at-your-location, conceptual/hands-on, adult level lazure painting workshops. Inquire about logistics and costs.  


My contemporary work as mentioned is chiefly aimed for architecture and so this would be especially appealing for whole property management companies or interior designers and architects together with their clients, for all smaller scale owner/managements of industrial work sites and of commercial business buildings. I also do small, middle and high-end corporate business office areas.

The scale of my architectural work is very large relating to the surrounding architecture i.e. 'average' in a scale more intimately small.


However over the years much work has been accomplished in private residential dwellings, i.e. private home environments with special attention given to various spaces for children either for paly or rest.

Artistry in schools, both public and private educational institutions have been completed. I've also done differing types of health-care facilities both medical and dental, as well as spaces for meditation in types of 'new-consciousness' facilities. 

Entrance-ways, lobbies, waiting rooms, large and small stairwells, corridors have received new life with living color in movement. It is always the hope that with my artistry I am able to lift the human spirit and even in business and other work environments to effectively enhance creative productivity through inspiring surroundings.

COSTS for architectural painting

Deciding on creative environments means insisting on quality and therefore this principle should, if and when possible, override mere monetary considerations. Most often we all prioritize what we feel is important in our lives but i believe that as time proceeds our choice of prioritizing will turn more towards helping to heal and harmonize our sense for inner balance, that of our own well-being and also of the well-being of culture. Art in its universal meaning and scope has potentioal to help in the positive transformation of inner and outer contemporary life.   

My fees depend on location, locale conditions, scope of the project and lastly complexity of design. I then estimate how long the task will take to complete. All charges for art materials are excluded in the pricing, meaning additional.

Consultation is always free of charge. My prices are reasonable and in some cases there is space for fair and happy negotiation.

Generally all preparation costs and labor to prepare wall surfaces would also be at the client's expense. I can provide free advice for preparation requirements. And in some cases I can do the work myself as I have had long professional experience in doing basic painting preparation. 

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Thank you.

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john stolfo

Hong Kong direct tel: +852 6563 2492...also on Whatsapp


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on a more personal note:

My professional efforts began at a ripe age of 40, I have completed work on three continents beginning in Europe which was my first 10 year period, then continued in USA/Canada during 13 years and now with Hong Kong Island as my present base, serving Asia...Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand... the past 9 years.


corporate conference room for Eden Foods Inc, in Clinton, Michigan USA 2003

Public school classroom in Urumqi, Northwest Mainland China 2016

Kindergarten school exterior, on Taiwan 2013...two sides of a three floor building 2013

Stairwell for a grade school in Changchun, China Mainland 2015

Classroom wall in Suzhou, Mainland China November 2016

Rainbow stairwell lobby, in Shekou Shenzhen, China, December 2016

"Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center", on a brick wall, in Spring Valley, New York USA 1994

Commercial business lobby in Sodertalje, Sweden 1991

Common area for a low-income home for the aged, on Chicago's South Side, USA ...a small section of an entire room 2002

"New York Open Center" in Soho, N.Y.City Manhattan USA 1994

School stairwell in Shenzhen, Mainland China 2009

School entrance wall to a primary school on Mainland China Zhengzhou 2015

Children's library lobby in Beijing, China 2016

Exterior wall in Ho Chi Ming City (Old Saigon), Vietnam 2015