corporate lunchroom for CMI Industries Inc, Manhattan, New York City 1994

August 1, 2017

Hello and welcome to this website. I am John Stolfo, master artist and web-site builder/owner of this site. Since 1990, I have created on three continents: Europe, USA and Asia, today mostly on mainland China. I now reside in Hong Kong which is also my base. 

My contemporary, professional mural work is particularly aimed at and may be especially interesting for interior designers and architects and their clients...for all owner/management of industrial sites and of commercial business spaces. I also do small, middle and high-end corporate business office complexes.

Over the years more work has been done in residential dwellings, i.e. private home environments, and especially spaces for children.

Artistry in schools: both public and private educational institutions have been done. I've done differing types of health-care facilities both medical and dental.

Entrance-ways, lobbies, waiting rooms, large and small stairwells, corridors have received new life with my colors. It is always the hope that with my artistry I am able to lift the human spirit and morale and in even in business environments effect productivity through inspiring surroundings.

Pricing ...

Deciding on creative environments means insisting on quality and therefore this principle should, if and when possible, override the monetary cost.

Fees for smaller-scale wall paintings with any type of imagery will normally start at a very reasonable 5,000 HKD or about 4,500 Chinese RMB. The charges 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 added on.

Consultation is always free of charge.

Generally all preparation costs and labor to prepare wall surfaces would be at the client's expense. I can and should provide free advice for preparation requirements.

On this Home Page please follow the many images down to where I write at the very bottom of the page an important and furthering descriptive welcome.

Note that there are more than 20 pages to this self-built website. For viewing on PC's please click MORE at the top right...and on hand-held phones click MENU.

Thank you. Please share this website with friends, business contacts and other acquaintances.

sincerely yours, John Stolfo

Hong Kong direct tel: +852 6563 2492...

or message on whatsapp +852 6127 4038

+86 155 4676 2492 is my China mainland tel number which reaches me also there and in Hong Kong both.

email: jsheartsourcehk@aol.com

on Facebook: John Stolfo

 

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

Hello again

My main area of specialization is in contemporary, large to small-scale wall paintings for building environments. In large-scale painting this is sometimes called 'monumental painting'.

Wall paintings can be created non-figurative/non-representational meaning freely-improvisational...or representational, showing recogizable images. On occasion I do signage for businesses as well.

In each case the design work is conceived to further enhance beauty and culture in our world and present an artform which has universal appeal...a form of art which speaks to the Universal Human of all peoples. This would then naturally be an art form which would, in its practical dimension, enhance the function of the immediate building environment. So...to enhance the esthetic/visual appearance as well as the purpose of the space.

In my mural designing of non-figurative/non-representational, free-improvisational work, these are created out of an artistic process of direct 'artistic play'. This means that I have no prior picture-concept in mind but from the heart, 'imagine forth' an esthetic solution suited for each given situation taking into account the factors of architectural elements and lighting factors.

In pre-built structures this can sometimes become a complete qualitative transformation of an utterly lifeless building space embuing beauty with fresh new life and energy. Or in early design stages, say together in collaboration with interior designers, architects or naturally directly with the business or home owner/apartment dwellers. a completely new and refreshing color-to-form solution can be achieved. 

For contemporary interior colour design I also offer an unique, painterly method called the European inspired LAZURE PAINTING which is very new in the Asian market in any wider professional use. I can say with complete confidence that I am the only master-professional today in Asia with this skill acheived over the past 27 years. See the page 'Lazure Painting'.

In my artistic painting work, and whenever possible, I utilize a water-based, 100% all natural paint medium comprised of plant resins, beeswax and fillers. This should be of importance for all who demand completely safe, non-toxic paints which are healthy for children, adults and the environment. These are comprised of zero...NO...synthetic, allergy affecting, harsh-chemical ingredients. This is a professional-grade paint medium imported from Europe. This is a medium produced by means of 'soft-chemistry'...technology with deliberate conscience intent.

On these first few pages you will see a selection of my work begun in Europe 1990. Then there are examples completed in USA during a 13 year period and now in China and a couple other Asian countries these past since 2008. Further pages on this site show my smaller-scale studio work in drawing, canvas paintings, pastels and sculpture.

I welcome all inquires including any project you might consider, pricing, and my time availablity. In many cases and within reason, I am open to negotiating my work fees.

Thank you for your visit to this site. John.

Hong Kong tel: +852 6563 2492

Whatsapp: +852 6127 4038

China mainland number (when I am there): +86 155 4676 2492

email: jsheartsourcehk@aol.com

On Facebook: John Stolfo