About Us

We Dream in Color

Our tag line says a lot about Arteriors – as artists we dream, design, and play with color and design. Arteriors thrives on our passion for the visual and decorative arts. It drives us to continue to expand and grow by exploring the past, present and future of decorative arts.

Our mission is to further the great tradition of decorative arts by embracing a multitude of styles while developing new and exciting applications for the ever morphing contemporary market. Our company is valued highly for our fluidity between originality and carefully interpreting our client’s vision.

We are also passionate about protecting the health and beauty of our planet and our clients. Arteriors is an industry leader in developing application techniques using water base paints and materials for all of our faux finishes and mural painting. Long before there were water base faux finishing products available on the market, we developed our own green faux finish product: Opentime. Over the past two and a half decades, our services have expanded to provide several environmentally friendly surface finishes, such as American Clay and traditional lime and marble based Venetian plasters.

Arteriors is an artist led company, founded and owned by husband and wife team, Amiel and Stephanie Mesner. Our other team players are artists, tradespeople, and administrators. It is this great combination of talent that provides the creative direction and business infrastructure needed to make us the highly regarded and award winning company that we are.

Visit our retail online store, WeDreamInColors.com for beautifully re-imagined art and unique decor for colorful, artful and sustainable living.

Our team

 
 
Stephanie Mesner, Principal
Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Stephanie has lived her adult life in New England. She met her artistic match and husband, Amiel, at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is a graduate of the SMFA and earned her BFA at Tufts University. With her finger always on the pulse of interior design, she combines her never-ending quest for visual aesthetics with her knowledge of painting as the Artistic Director for Arteriors. Her love and respect for our planet has been her compass in steering Arteriors towards a green philosophy. Favorite things: her dogs, Pepper and Shiloh, renovating old houses, and exploring the possibilities of anything in ruins.
Amiel Mesner, Principal
Also a graduate of the SMFA, Ami originally hails from Israel where as a young boy he developed a love of painting. The son of a paint chemist, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of art material science, which is an invaluable contribution to our work. He is renowned for his mastery of traditional faux finishes, as well as his elegant solutions to challenging issues of substrate compatibility with artist materials and mediums . He lives with his wife and two beloved dogs in their centenarian house in Massachusetts.
Other talents: cooking, philosophizing, growing tomatoes.
Karen LeBlanc
Project Manager and Artist
The ultimate multitasker, Karen has a background in the trades and floral arranging. She is the ultimate New Englander, born and raised in Waltham and brings a tremendous work ethic, which has proven invaluable to us for over 13 years. With her ability to organize and problem solve, Karen has advanced Arteriors in several crucial areas such as streamlining and maintaining the shop , both at the studio and on worksites. She keeps jobs running efficiently and has great finesse in finishing projects with perfection .
Secret passion: Race car driving.
Andrew Emerson
Artist Associate
New to the Arteriors team, Andrew comes equipped with a multi-faceted creative background. He studied Studio Art and Architecture at Hobart College. After graduating Andrew spent some years in the digital design space, first as a graphic designer and later as a 3D Artist. Andrew helps manage many of Arterior’s digital assets along with a fresh perspective and green hands ready to learn, employ, and produce the complexities of surface designs being passed on by Arteriors. Outside of work Andrew loves spending time in his woodshop turning sculptures on the lathe and building little vehicles and doodads. Growing up he dreamed of being an inventor having a kooky shop with all kinds of gadgets and machines like Q from, James Bond or Doc from, Back to the Future.
Sandra Ellis
Business Manager
With an entrepreneurial background and a love of all things colorful and creative, Sandra brings her drive and obsession of detail to the Arteriors’ office. By keeping us on track, helping us grow and guiding us to achieve our dreams, Sandra is a highly valued team member of Arteriors.
In her spare time you will find her dabbling in novel writing and indulging her passion for interior design by decorating the home she shares with her husband, two beloved cats and a black and white rescue dog that matches her living room decor perfectly.
Noreen Johnson , Bookkeeping
A graduate of University of Massachusetts , with a business management degree, Noreen has worked for high tech firms in the Boston and Vermont areas. She transitioned in her career from corporate high tech management to small businesses, eventually starting her own company. Like the name of her company, Perfect Balance Bookkeeping, Noreen’s work at Arteriors is exactly that: accurate, efficient and balanced.
In keeping with her emphasis on balancing, Noreen is also a certified Hatha yoga instructor and Reiki practitioner. During the summer months you will find her at her summer home in Wellfleet embracing the Zen lifestyle, the local artistic community, kayaking, fishing and surfing at the pristine beaches.

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