Interview with Ferhat Can Öncü, manager of Maccheroni Restaurant, Amsterdam
"The walls of our home were bland and sterile but now they look vibrant, colourful and warm. We were thinking of moving house but we've decided to stay now because the house looks so good!
Excellent service - particularly the creative design and installation service - and really good value for money too.
Highly recommended and we'll definitely be back for more!"
Tom & Ame Codling - Reading
"I have a canvas print of Michael's piece "Pebbles Together".
I really enjoy looking at it. It's bright, uplifting, it stands out and it makes me smile. I also love the way all the shapes fit together.
There's always something new to see in the picture and I never get bored of it - it also makes my rather old-fashioned home feel a lot more modern. Thank you."
Louise Shah - Caversham
"Michael painted a mural in the doorway entrance to my business.
I was having problems with the entrance area before - it was quite ugly and uninviting, and because it was a shared entrance with the flats above my premises it was confusing for my customers as to whether or not they should enter.
Michael painted the area in the colours of my brand and now it's very clear that the doorway is the entrance to my business. It's also very eye-catching for people walking past and is very uplifting and cheerful too.
It complements the colour scheme of my shop perfectly and my regular customers have commented on how much it has improved the way the shop looks.
I'm very happy with it - thank you"
Nir Kohn - Sugar and Spice Bakery, Amsterdam
"I couldn't be happier with the mural Michael has painted in my room! The colours are so bright and vibrant, it fills the room with positivity and delights all who set eyes on it.
I am a guitar teacher and my pupils often comment on how much they like the mural too. The work has definitely exceeded my already high expectations!"
Mike Pearce - Caversham
"We commissioned Michael to paint a mural for the stairway entrance to our workspace.
We do a lot of technical work here and we wanted something creative and fun to balance things out which the mural does wonderfully.
We love the colour-scheme and the way it welcomes people in and directs them up the stairs. It's great that it's the first thing people see as it expresses a lot of the creative freedom we like encourage in our space.
We also like the geometry and the structured-but-at-the-same-time-random mix of shapes as this really captures a lot of what we're about here.
We also commissioned Michael to paint a 7.5 square-metre mural in the main workroom of our space. We really enjoyed watching the piece grow and the finshed painting is just incredible.
It totally fits in with our environment, it brightens-up the room, and it makes the room a nice place to be. It's so colourful as well and brings a very pleasant aesthetic to our place.
Totally awesome and we'll definitely be having more done soon!"
Ryan White & Tom Allen
- rlab Hackspace, Reading
"We commissioned Michael to paint a mural for the stairway of our home.
We really enjoyed working together to select the colour scheme and it was great to be part of the creative process like this!
It was then wonderful to see the piece coming together day-by-day, and we're very happy with the finished painting. It's vivid, eye-catching and you can see so much in it.
It brings a lot of colour to the place and makes the house feel bigger too. We love it - thank you!"
Jabulani Siphika & Maddie Lawrence - London
"We commissioned Michael to paint the basement area of our bar and restaurant.
The whole area was a bit of a no-go area and we didn't know what to do with it.
Michael painted a series of colourful and eye-catching murals and they've really brought the whole place to life.
We were also having problems with graffiti and since the paintings have been there the incidences of graffiti and tagging have significantly decreased - which we like!
We're very happy with the paintings - they've really brought the place to life - and they've been very popular with our customers too!
RISC Global Cafe, Reading