BELLA CREATIVA is a decorative paint and faux finishing company based in Portland, Oregon. Owned and operated by December Lynd, with more than 20 years experience in the decorative art industries, our services include; high-quality faux finishing, murals, Italian plasters, custom designs for ceilings, hand-painted cabinetry, furniture, and more. (Be sure to explore the gallery links above for examples.)
We aim to supply the finest decorative art and faux finishing possible. Our work is our passion and we love creating custom projects and developing new ideas and techniques. Each client is treated as a client for life, and we strive to delight each one with our creative, detail-oriented methodology. Our professionalism and cleanliness speak for themselves, and we guarantee our workmanship. Let us help transform your space into a sanctuary in which you are inspired to be your best!
is an artist and small business owner, currently based near Portland, Oregon.
December began freelance art and mural painting for enjoyment during and after high school. The enthusiastic enjoyment that others shared is what compelled her to begin creating art professionally. December founded Bella Creativa in 2004 while living in Denver, CO, and after a highly successful decade working with interior designers, architects, and personal clients, she relocated back to the Pacific Northwest where she feels truly at home.
An artist at heart, December studied art voraciously throughout high school and college, and is a true hands-on art enthusiast. In her spare time she enjoys working in her home-studio making illustrations, paintings, sculpture, henna tattoos, and playing piano.
December maintains and feeds her enthusiasm for her work through travel, both domestic and international, where she discovers new textures, designs, and techniques that she blends into her portfolio to share with clients. Some recent overseas trips include Italy, England, and Japan. December has had the pleasure of visiting all 50 States, and has lived in Oregon, Colorado, and Hawaii.
~Painted Cabinetry and Furniture
~Venetian Plasters, variety of Limestone and Acrylic textures
~Faux Finishing and Decorative Painting for walls and ceilings
~Murals, Hand Painted Ornamentation, High-end Stenciling, Trompe l’Oeil
~Architectural Ornamentation/ Composition Ornament Application
~Custom Stretched Canvas Paintings, handmade frames built to suit
Owner, Bella Creativa; Denver, CO and Portland, OR – est. 2004 – Present
Faux Finisher, Painting by Design; Denver, CO 2003 – 2004
Freelance Painter/Artist; Denver, CO and Portland, OR 1996 – 2003
Self Taught Artist and Faux Finisher – Always researching and learning new information and products
Trained and Certified from School of Applied Arts, Denver, CO 2003
Certified Faux Effects™ Finisher, Denver, CO; 2003
Certified Faux Effects™ Cabinetry finisher, Denver, CO; 2010
Specialized Training with acclaimed artists Pascal Amblard, Pierre Finkelstein, Nicola Vigini, and Sean Crosby 2004-2010
Member of the PDPA (Professional Decorative Painters Association)
Member of IDAL (International Decorative Artisan’s League)
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