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Robert Speir

 

 

Robert was born in Cleveland, Ohio, however Sarasota has been his home since the age of four. Growing up, Robert always had a passion for art, attending various art classes and at one point while still in elementary school entered and won a local drawing contest, that was announced on the air. At the age of fourteen, Robert began more formal training in high school where he attended classes all four years for the visual performing arts, his focus was fine art and art history.  At the time Robert was unaware that it would eventually lead him to the decorative arts industry.

 

 While in high school for summer time work Robert would apprentice under a local craftsman and learned various trades but not until he was exposed to decorative painting where his passion really took off.  After graduating high school Robert joined the armed forces, and in 1993 after returning from the military, Robert began his career in the building industry.  Robert soon rediscover his passion for decorative finishes and in 1997 founded Speir Faux Finishes, Inc.

 

Passionate about providing high-end finishes and superior customer service, Robert  focused his efforts on meeting clients? personal styles and needs.  Tailoring each finish to meet those needs. Robert has worked with some of the areas leading nationally recognized home builders and Interior Designers. Over 5 years during the run up in the housing boom one of Robert's accounts used him exclusively in providing decorative finishes for all their model homes.

 

After attending schools in the U.S. on the application of authentic Italian plasters Robert traveled to Italy to formally train with Italian artisans.  Studying the history and architecture; that now is the inspiration for most of his finishes. In 2006 Robert co-founded European Finishes, llc. a company specializing in authentic Venetian plasters. in 2008 Robert sold his half of the business to his partner.

 

Robert's vision is to recreate the look and feel of centuries old finishes to new world architecture. Using various mediums paint ,lime plaster, etc. to create beautiful timeless finishes.

     

 

Trained in Italy!

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