About Decorative Slate Painting
My decorative painted slates are exclusively from Maine structures built during the 16th and 17th Centuries. According to several historic preservation sources, many slates during this time period were originally shipped from North Wales, UK.
Each roof slate is unique in character, thickness, size, and texture. Original roof slates were manufactured by hand following a five step process: cutting, sculpting, splitting, trimming, and hole punching.
I hand select each slate and thoroughly clean and prepare them to meet my quality standards and become ready to paint. The antiquated and unique surface makes an ideal canvas for my signs and decorative seasonal themes. Each slate is hand painted and signed by the artist.
Hi Julie, apologize it's been so long since I purchased the "Let Freedom Ring" handpainted roof slate from you. It's been boxed all this time. The reason being is the front of my house has been overgrown with four trees that were really too large to ever be put next to the front steps. This week my husband and I finally removed the last of the four trees and yesterday he hung your stunningly gorgeous "Let Freedom Ring" slate. Wow...how it brightens up the whole house and can be seen from way down the street. Remember I'm the one with the big metal flag I had on the house and my husband was bound and determined to refinish it for me. He didn't think a slate would be as stunning as his metal flag. He's glad now that I went ahead and ordered it. I am so glad I found you. You are a true artist in every sense of the word. Now I want one for my back door. Thank you for your incredible talent and beautiful artwork. Hope all is well with you. Sincerely, - Judy K. New Jersey