Decorative Artist, Mathew Bray & Matthew Collins Ltd


Mathew Bray & Matthew Collins Ldt are looking for a freelance Decorative artist to work with our team,  on Project basis.

£10 to £14 p/hour - Pay depending on experience.

To apply for this position the candidate must have some experience working in the industry or have an expert capability in one of these areas: furniture decorating experience, basic preparatory decoration (including the hanging of wallpaper), Wall-covering printing or manufacture, Polished and Burnished Plaster Finishes, Painted Faux Finishes, Timber finishes/French polishing, Mirror and Glass finishes/ Gilding.

Persons applying for positions as Decorative Artists will need to be capable of mixing exact colours to specification in any paint media. This is a critical skill that underpins all studio and site practice.

You will need experience handling a range of media from traditional oil colours mixed into semi-opaque scumble-glazes to casein bound pigments mixed into distemper paint. Knowledge of paint systems such as goache, watercolour, tempera, encaustic, distemper colour washing, limewash, acrylic, etc. are necessary as well as an understanding of their properties and uses.

  • Computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel are required
  • A working knowledge of any of the following software is desirable; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, AUTOCAD or Vector works .
  • A valid UK Driving Licence is required. 

Other items that are beneficial to an application are Health and safety CITB certification, ladders and scaffold safety certification and First aid Qualifications.

The majority of our work will be based in Somerset and/or London, but also on site around Britain and International projects as directed

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