Meet the Team

A little bit of info about each team member

Daniel Kelly
Kent & Surrey

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Hand Painted Kitchens UK specialist in Kent. A professional decorator with nearly twenty years experience in the painting & decorating industry. His career began as a furniture spray painter and then moved into decorating where he could use his spray shop skills to give the finest finish in his customer’s homes.

His work now focuses on hand painted kitchens and furniture. He offers a professional decorating service across Kent, surrey and Sussex.

Being an approved Dulux Select Decorator, his work is guaranteed for 24 months under the Dulux Select Scheme.

David Thelwell
Merseyside & Cheshire

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Hand Painted Kitchens UK specialist in Cheshire and Merseyside

For 15 years i have been decorating palaces and stately homes world wide. I have a good reputation world wide.

Specialities: gold leaf,restoration, hand painted kitchens, wall fabrics . paint restorations. commercial and domestic work all under taken.

My works have take me around the world . we are currently undertaking Graining works to Liverpool town hall and start main ballroom.

JAN JANKOWSKI
Lancashire

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Hand Painted Kitchens UK specialist in Lancashire. Established since 1998.

We specialise in Kitchen painting in hand painted or spray finish- which ever you desire. We are members of the Painting and Decorating Association and have full public liability insurance which can be produced on request.

References are available and some of our customers are prepared to invite you into their homes so you can view the high standards of workmanship.

I am very knowledgeable on an array of paint colours and finishes, please ask me for more info.

Lee Reeve
Ireland

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Hand Painted Kitchens UK specialist in Ireland. A specialist kitchen & Furniture painter in Co. Cork, Ireland with over 20 years experience in the trade, having applied his trade in some exclusive homes around Ireland with great attention to detail & working to a very high standard treating every job as if it is in his own home & only using the best products for the job in hand.

He has no problem travelling as location is not an issue. Lee has worked on many bespoke kitchens and his catalogue of work is quite impressive.

LOUIS WELLS
Surrey

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Hand Painted Kitchens UK specialist in Cheshire and Merseyside

Hand Painted Kitchens UK specialist in Surrey. I have been in the painting and decorating trade for over 10 years , I have gained my NVQ qualification that certifies my chosen profession, within those 10 years i worked with a painting contractor that helped me to gain the professional workmanship that I now pride myself on. .

In the last 3 years  I have acquired the specialist skill set to deliver hand painted kitchens at a superior quality. Working with the latest waterborne paints from Tikkurila I can achieve a lasting finish on all kitchens that I paint.

Martin King
London

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Hand Painted Kitchens UK specialist in London.kitchen painters uk

My passion for decorating comes from my desire to transform people’s homes and workspaces into more beautiful places whilst enhancing their investment.Based in London, my work has covered London, South East England, Paris and New York.

I have been running my own successful decorating business since 1981. I have built a reputation of working to the highest standards providing a first class service.

PENNY AUSTIN
East and West Sussex

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Hand Painted Kitchens UK specialist in East and West Sussex. Penny worked through out Europe and America as a specialist painter and decorative artist for 20 years.

She also paints kitchens for Mark Wilkinson Furniture and Smallbone of Devizes. These companies require the best hand finish that can be achieved with a brush and she fits in well with that requirement and has done for the afore mentioned company for the last 15 years.

Today she works for both private clients and bespoke kitchen companies and is known for her attention to detail, beautiful finish and understanding of colour.

Stephane Chevrel
Dorset and North West France

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Hand Painted Kitchen UK specialist in Dorset.

Predominantly based in Dorset, French national Stéphane has a successful interior finishes business, servicing private clients and high-end kitchen and interior designers throughout both the South East and West of England.

Stéphane’s attentive skill, diligence and dedication to detail has afforded him a reputation for quality and exceptional standards of finish for kitchens, furniture, bathrooms and all manner of hand-painted surfaces.

With his craftmanship and technical knowledge of oil and water-based paint techniques, eye for colour and meticulous ‘brush-free’ quality to any surface, he will evoke a fresh influence and elegance to new or upcycled furniture.

Communication throughout every aspect of a project is paramount to him, facilitating minimal disruption, while allowing clients to retain their room’s functionality as much as feasibly possible by offering both an on and off-site painting service.

SHARON THORNHILL
Nottinghamshire

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Hand Painted Kitchens UK specialist in London.kitchen painters uk

Hand Painted Kitchens UK specialist in Nottinghamshire Sharon Thornhill. I’ve always had a passion for painting. I love how something can be transformed and made beautiful. This is my aim for any kitchen and pieces of furniture I do.

I started my business painting kitchens five years ago and have never looked back. Previous to this I had an online furniture shop restoring and revamping pieces. The Kitchen Paintress now has a solid reputation and I absolutely love what I do.

My customers see my enthusiasm and dedication to making their homes beautiful. This gives me an enormous sense of pride and the ambition to continue.

Tom Mapstone
Wiltshire, the M4 corridor and London

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Hand Painted Kitchens UK specialist in Wiltshire.

Tom Mapstone is a specialist kitchen and furniture painter having served a ten year apprenticeship. He also now has many years of experience painting kitchens and bespoke furniture for high end kitchen companies and interior designers as well as a loyal  private clientele.

Tom’s skills have been honed by vast experience, exacting clients and learning from a craftsman at the top of his game. He is as much at ease undertaking a large bespoke project or a compact kitchen repaint. He covers Wiltshire to Berkshire and along the M4 corridor to London but has worked throughout Europe and worldwide.

Andrew Wills
Sutton Coldfield, The West Midlands

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Hand Painted Kitchens UK specialist Sutton Coldfield

Based in Sutton Coldfield, Andrew Wills provides quality painting & decorating throughout Sutton Coldfield & the surrounding area.

A well established reputable decorator who has over 32 years experience in the the trade.

I specialise in hand painted kitchens & bedroom furniture. With meticulous preparation, quality painting & attention to detail all kitchens are finished to the highest standards, using the finest materials for a tough yet beautiful finish.

CHRIS GRAHAM (FOUNDING MEMBER)
Herts, Beds, Bucks and Northants

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Hand Painted Kitchens UK specialist in Herts, Beds, Bucks and Northants

Chris has been hand painting kitchens for over 25 years and cut his teeth at the very top end with Mark Wilkinson furniture. The attention for detail at this company was paramount. Every kitchen that was completed was expected to be just like the showroom. In the late 90’s, Chris helped with the introduction of the satin furniture paint (Tikkurila helmi 30). This was a transitional period for MWF as they were at the forefront introducing waterborne products before EU regulations came into force with regards to VOC’s in 2010.

Kevin Mapstone (Founding Member)
Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and The M4 Corridor to London

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Hand Painted Kitchens UK specialist in Wiltshire

Kevin Mapstone is a specialist kitchen and furniture painter with over 25 years experience with an expertise in decorative paint finishes. Kevin covers Berkshire to Wiltshire and along the M4 corridor to London but location is not an issue as he has worked extensively throughout Europe and worldwide. As well as working on private commissions, he is well versed in working with renowned and prestigious kitchen companies and interior designers. Kevin’s technical ability has a fine art background and with his conscientious work ethic, he is rewarded with a varied and loyal clientele.

Having worked with Chris at Mark Wilkinson for many years he is fully equipped to transform any kitchen, from a small oak one to a very large bespoke kitchen. If you have a kitchen that you would like Kevin to assess with a view to painting, please contact him by pressing the contact button.

Nik Butler
North London, Middx, Hertfordshire

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Hand Painted Kitchens UK specialist in North London, Middx and Herts

Having worked with Chris at Mark Wilkinson for many years he is fully equipped to transform any kitchen, from a small oak one to a very large bespoke kitchen. If you have a kitchen that you would like Nik to assess with a view to painting, please contact him by pressing the contact button.

Valerie Haywood
The North West

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Hand Painted Kitchens UK specialist in The North West

I specialise in refurbishing old tired kitchens, and have years of experience of painting bespoke furniture, bedroom furniture, studies, libraries, or fitted and free-standing wardrobes.

my passion stems from a lifelong love of colours, and interior design and the creative process. I strive to ensure that my work is of the best standard.

I believe in a collaborative approach and work closely with my clients to understand their need and expectations combining this with décor styles, colours and accessories to create the ‘wow’ factor.

Deciding to paint your kitchen is a major decision, with this in mind I work closely with clients to ensure they understand the process and how the kitchen will look when completed.

I am a strong believer in sustainability restoring not replacing your kitchen is a more sustainable approach and by adding an environmentally friendly paint is a good option all round.