Gail Moore bridges the gap between illusion and reality

Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2007


  Gail Moore of Interior Illusions show cases her creative wall finishes at her recent open house in Kenai.

Gail Moore of Interior Illusions show cases her creative wall finishes at her recent open house in Kenai.

Gail Moore is a self-proclaimed gypsy who has most recently opened a new business in the Kenai area called Interior Illusions, “Bridging the gap between illusions and reality!” Moore recently spent time in Texas where she received one-on-one instruction from world renowned master decorative artist Nicola Virgini. “I’m a designer wall finisher, I work in Old World Frescoes, Venetian Plasters, and Decorative Concrete Staining,” says Moore. While decorating technologies have changed drastically in the century, Moore still finds that many of the old world techniques applicable to bringing creative warmth to a home or place of business. “I’ve been playing with colors and paints since I was five years old and am truly grateful for a family and grandmother who has been so supportive and included me early on in many restoration and interior decorating projects, but since the early eighties I’ve been playing with glazes and wall designs and this past January I did work for the Parade of Homes in Boise, Idaho and also designed a restoration of an old train depot into a beautiful bed and breakfast,” said Moore. Moore also last year completed a five day designer wall finish workshop at Faux Effects International in Dallas, Texas, which gave her the motivation to launch her new Interior Illusions business on the Kenai Peninsula.

While studying in Dallas Gail met her now good friend Rani Birchfield a talented artist from Lewisville, Texas. Birchfield has traveled from Texas to assist Moore in the launching of her new creative wall design business. At a recent open house at her home in Kenai, Moore displayed a variety of styles and techniques that have been incorporated in decorating every surface of her home.

“This is the culmination of my lifelong passion for the arts and restoration. I truly enjoy using creative techniques to create whatever impression someone would like to convey in their home or workplace. I like to echo the fantasies in peoples minds with the warmth of their surrounding,” says Moore. While many may have the impression that commissioning an artist for wall designs is only for the rich and famous, Moore hopes to dispel that myth and offers a free in home or business consultation that can be scheduled at your convenience, “We price every project individually, and our prices are based on factors such as square footage, wall/surface type, and other typical costs of materials. We are competitively priced and to my knowledge are the only individuals on the Peninsula that have the technical background and training in these designer wall finishes,” says Moore. To make an appointment for a free consultation or to see examples of her inspiring work contact Gail Moore at 398-4249.

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