|"Doug has done two major jobs for us. The first was a mural in our dining room in 1989. It still looks fantastic. The room has become a magnet for anyone who enters our home. Everyone is fascinated and totally attracted to my walls. Today Doug finished a "new look" for our living room. It is his parchment finish with the "Foggy Forest" in selected areas. It is subtle and "drop dead" gorgeous. I can't wait to get the room back together and see the impact this look has. " ......Sharon|
|Darien City News: "Local Artist paints mural for 911 call center". A dispatcher described the work as "awesome".|
|(letter to a friend): Doug finished painting Nate's room today. It turned out wonderful and Nate is thrilled. I really appreciate the referrals. Thank you again.
|As a testament to just how realistic it looks, the cleaning lady came in and asked what happened to the wall. She seriously thought somebody damaged the plaster revealing the stone! LOL She looked around and saw the back splash and said, "What are you doing?" Her friend and I just laughed and we had to explain how that it is purposeful and painted on. LOL
She looked around and asked for your card -- which, I of course, gave to her. She said she has another client who has something similar but nowhere near as nice. I told her about your website, etc. She said that she would refer you to her clients, so if you get a call from somebody saying that their cleaning lady recommended you, it was my E---. She kept touching it and I truly wish you were here to see her amazement.
|The place looks AMAZING! You are truly an artistic genius! You are a gem and I am so happy I found you and please feel free to refer to me anytime as a reference; as I cannot say enough wonderful things about you and your talent! Thank you so very much for everything!!!|
|Doug totally instinctively knew what I was imagining and painted my dream!|
|Doug Coggeshall is not only a very talented artist. He is also a gentle, giving soul. He is fair-minded; and will always do "the right thing" to get the job done; exceeding the client's expectations. His work is impeccable; and Doug runs a clean jobsite. You will love him; I do!
Paula C. Peterson, ASID, allied; NKBA
|"The fireplace looks amazing! Yes, I touched the stone and I swear it felt like real stone!"|
|While your web site certainly does your work justice, it is another thing to look at your work in person everyday in changing lights. WOW!|
|We all absolutely love the boys castle room and cant wait to have you back again. I am amazed by what you accomplished for us in a day and the realism of the stone work.
For several weeks Asa believed that the closet with stone on all three walls, floor to ceiling was the castle. I had to move the dresser over because he would curl up in the corner to sleep in my castle. No joke. He did this for 3 nights and cried and screamed if we tried to put him in his crib (and he only crawled out and went back to the castle anyway).
Thank goodness he finally realized (and we pointed them out each time) the stones near his bed were also part of his castle room.
Aaron equally loves his room as tells everyone the Artist painted me a castle room. Every once in awhile, usually for afternoon naps you can still find Asa curled up in the corner between your stonework and the dresser in his castle room
|I feel very blessed that I have met some special people in my life. People who can take something that I can picture in my mind, take it into their mind, spin it, play with it, and then add their own interpretation mixed with talents that God has endowed them with, and bring it to life.|
|When I came up the stairs,I was unprepared for the dramatic changes in the room. I thought I was walking on to a set of a Broadway play. Really neat! A set to fool the eye and amaze the crowd and I WAS amazed. The beams, the "cycloarmas" effect created when you close the door and turn around. WOW!|
|Thank you so very much. You are a very talented man!|
|I am very thankful to the girl at J.C. Licht for showing me your book!! We have been given such a wonderful gift from your tremendous talents!! You are incredible and I cannot thank you enough for being so patient, driving so far, and doing such a great, great job!|
|I never much liked my house but NOW - because of your artistry - I LOVE
coming home! Thanks.
|We are sending 3 sets of photos to you of the wonderful project you just completed in our home. We can't thank you enough...the mural is just beautiful. We love it and find ourselves staring at it all the time.
We appreciate your attention to detail and the thoughtful and considerate manner you had while working in our home. Thanks again for everything.
Please feel free to use us as a reference. We hope to work together on another project again in the future.
|Your work has motivated us to really start to work on the rest of the house|