Kelly S. King's
goal is to share his vast knowledge of faux painting techniques.
In 1984, Kelly S. King began his career
much the same way as many of his students: Starting with a basic talent and
interest in decorative painting combined with a burning desire to
continually increase his knowledge of faux painting techniques, Kelly
soon found himself being offered freelance faux painting assignments for
applying his unique wall and ceiling finishes, European plasters,
marbling, stenciling, and other faux painting applications.
Kelly's first endeavor was
The Painting Pros,
Inc.™, which continues today as a full-service paint contracting company offering
general painting, faux painting, and decorative finishing
services - including mural and trompe l’oeil renderings - for a
large number of discerning clientele. As word of his unique talent spread,
Kelly once more found himself being offered a number of prestigious faux
painting projects throughout the country and abroad. His many faux
finish commissions include residential homes and estates, commercial
properties, governor's mansions, and even European castles, including
Princess Park Manor in London, England.
The Kelly S. King Academy of Faux Painting & Decorative Finishing, Inc.
perfectly satisfies Kelly's desire to offer faux
painting classes built around faux painting techniques which
truly appeal to the marketplace, and to provide insight into the skills required
to build and maintain a profitable faux painting business. As a
result, Kelly and the other hand-picked staff of instructors go beyond the classroom,
instructing each student in marketing, bidding, invoicing, and other essential
business practices needed to run and operate a revenue-generating decorative
Kelly uses his combined field talent, his travels abroad, and his education from
talented European craftsmen, along with his artistic gifts, to deliver nothing
but the very best training. Involved with classes in every division of decorative
painting, Kelly believes that a student who wishes to seek out instruction in
this field needs to be trained and
supported by someone with vast knowledge of faux painting techniques and
who supports the integrity of the trade. His experience lends much
credibility to the faux painting
classes offered through
The Kelly S. King Academy of Faux Painting & Decorative Finishing, Inc.,
and he uses this very experience to train students to master
the world's finest faux and decorative finishes.
Kelly S. King has trained
thousands of successful students and has become one of the nation's leading
choices for training in faux and decorative finishing.
In 1998, Kelly had the idea of creating a national event dedicated to helping
faux finishers, artists, muralists, and decorative painting
professionals in the essential aspects of building their business. He
envisioned an event filled with seminars, training, business and sales education,
and a venue to reward decorative finishers for their creativity.
That vision came to life with the creation of
The Fauxcademy of
Decorative Finishing™, which is a highly "sought after" achievement
in the faux and decorative finishing industry.