About Michelle Bergman

Gary Lord’s Prismatic Painting Studio is now Prismatic Paint And Plaster!

I am Michelle Bergman of Michelle’s Design Works, and new owner of Prismatic Paint And Plaster in Independence, Kentucky. If you have been Gary Lord’s customer at Prismatic Painting in Cincinnati, you are in the right place!

A 20-year professional in the field, I have used the Faux Effects product line exclusively as a contractor and decorative artist.

I am excited and humbled to carry on. I have looked to Gary as a mentor and a benchmark of the type of artisan I strive to be so this is a surreal opportunity for me to be taking the helm as a Faux Effects distributor and instructor.

When asked how I got started in the decorative painting field, the answer includes (like many of you) a story of experimenting with finishes in my own home, looking to find a hands-on career in the arts that better worked with a family of four children and a hardworking husband, and a desire to help others make their home beautiful and comfortable. More than 20 years into it, I’ve painted everything from walls, cabinets and furniture, to murals and designs on canvas and glass.

Behind the scenes, I’ve devoted a substantial amount of time developing new finishes, and studying with accomplished artisans from all over the country to keep up with the latest trends and Faux Effects products. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and continuing the connections you’ve had with Prismatic. There are lots of things in the planning stages including an open house, classes at my studio co-teaching with Gary, and getting to know all of you. Hope to talk to you soon!