Catchlight Community Spotlight: Shari Pellows Interiors

This entry was posted in Catchlight Community Spotlight on by Nigel Costolloe

Catchlight Painting, a local Newton business and community partner, is excited to feature other businesses, individuals, and organizations that we find exceptional. For this month’s spotlight, we are pleased to introduce Shari Pellows Interiors. Meet Shari Shari Pellows is the founder & principal designer at Shari Pellows Interiors. Shari has more than 20 years of […]

Catchlight Becomes Official Painter for All Future Room to Dream Foundation Projects

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As a local Newton business and community partner, we are pleased to announce that Catchlight has become the official painter for all future Room to Dream Foundation projects. Over the past 10 years, Catchlight has worked on four charity paint projects with the foundation, and is excited to strengthen the partnership. Last month, the Catchlight […]

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Historic & Restoration Painting in New England

Lead work area poison
This entry was posted in Historic Restoration on by Nigel Costolloe

The antique and venerable homes of New England are beautiful to look at and the innumerable picture postcard images of the classic clapboard homes are unmistakably of a style and vernacular unique to our region.  Those of us who live in these homes are all too aware however, that their preservation and painting demand a […]

Catchlight Community Spotlight: Damianos Photography

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Catchlight Painting, a local Newton business and a community partner, is excited to feature other businesses, individuals, and organizations that we find exceptional. For this month’s showcase, we are pleased to introduce Lynne Damianos. Meet Lynne As the daughter of artistic parents, Lynne Damianos spent a great deal of her childhood visiting art galleries and […]

Corporate Member Spotlight: Catchlight Painting—Tradecraft as Soulcraft

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This article is fully reproduced below: “The word ‘catchlight’…refers to the little speck of light that you’ll see painters paint in…[to] alight a person’s eyes,” explains Deborah Costolloe of Newton-based Catchlight Painting. “If an eye is painted or photographed without a catchlight,” Deborah adds, “it tends to seem lifeless it’s the catchlight that brings it […]

Catchlight Community Spotlight: Christie Dustman & Company

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As a local Newton business and community partner, we are excited to feature and support other local businesses, individuals and organizations that we find exceptional. For this month’s showcase, we are pleased to introduce Christie Dustman. Meet Christie Christie Dustman is a lifelong gardener whose love of plants, people and outdoor spaces impacts everything her […]

Y.E.S! Winner Announcement 2016

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We are delighted to announce the 2016 recipient of Catchlight’s first Y.E.S! award: 19-year-old Lydia Jing. Congratulations Lydia!! Lydia provides engaging screen-free babysitting, tutoring services, and peer mentoring to high school juniors & seniors engaged in the college selection & application process. We are excited to help Lydia develop her dream business and connect with […]

Importance of Lead Paint Safety

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I am a huge fan of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and when his April 17, 2016 broadcast was about the dangers of lead it got me to thinking about how my coworkers, those fantastic men and women working as painters here at Catchlight Painting, work to make everything safer. Just over 3 minutes […]

Boston’s Best Painters Give Back, Again and Again…

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I’ve been working through a trenchant biography of Winston Churchill for some months now, The Last Lion, and continue to be impressed by his fortitude and perseverance during the harrowing experience of the London blitz of WWII. Recently I heard a quote that was attributed to him “we make a living by what we get; […]

Some Thanksgiving Thank Yous

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Two delightful and gratifying testimonials are below, both unsolicited, from two very different projects. The first comes from the remarkable interior designer Kelly Rogers who has been managing the multiple responsibilities of running a business, raising small children, managing her Newton household all the while entering a high pressure design competition. She writes extensively about […]