A TRUE MATCH, Jean Karam the Artist!

Jean Karam is an internationally recognized and trained Decorative Artist, specializing in Venetian plaster; custom wood finishes; glazing; murals and trompe I’oeil; faux bois and strie finishes. Combining masterful techniques with a commitment to excellence and perfection, Jean Karam has enhanced interiors of both homes and businesses in Southern California, Hawaii, Singapore, Indonesia, France, and the Middle East.
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Jean Karam began showing a true and inner talent for art at a very young age. Inspired and guided by his artistic father, Karam began entering art shows while still in primary and middle school. He studied fine arts upon graduating high school. During the war, Karam went to Paris, France, where he continued his studies at Institut de Crear and earned a diploma in Decorative and Theater Arts. It was here that he honed his skills, applying his fine arts background to the decorative arts.
In 1990, Jean Karam moved to the San Diego area and within a short time made a name for himself as both a fine artist and custom finisher. He opened a faux finishing school at the San Diego Design Center, where he also had his own art studio, and began selling art both locally and internationally. After a half-year sabbatical in France, Karam returned to San Diego in 1994, and continued to build his fine art and decorative art business.
More than a painter or finisher, Jean Karam also uses his design skills to enhance the entire concept of a home. He collaborates with builders and designers to create a cohesive design concept throughout. Clients rely on him for advice in maintaining integrity of design throughout their homes. Many of his clients have become trusted friends, and have entrusted multiple homes and/or remodels to Karam. In addition, Jean Karam often works with real estate professionals specializing in large estates, consulting on methods to update and enhance properties in a manner that makes these properties attractive to potential buyers.

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