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Company Philosophy

Our philosophy is simple. Everyday, we aim to “raise” the proverbial “bar” in customer service and satisfaction. In order to accomplish this, we consistently strive to improve as artists, both technically and creatively. By exchanging information and opening our minds to innovative ideas, we keep our passion for art ignited and continue to develop as individuals. Through travel and astute observations, we endeavor to learn something new each day. We are intent on representing ourselves as the professionals we know we are by responding to business in a timely fashion and staying competitive in the marketplace. In our dealings with each other as well as clients, we subscribe to the philosophy that every individual should be treated with consideration and respect. Ultimately, through the combination of all these factors, we are determined to provide the best service, exemplified by a quality product that is second to none.

This Is How We “Raise the Bar”

The artists, Randy Ingram & J. Brian Townsend


Randy studied at Rutgers University and duCret School of Fine Art, while Brian studied at Kean College, duCret School of Fine Art, and the National Academy of Design. Over the past two decades, Brian’s skilled hand has resulted in his portraits and still life paintings becoming prized gallery collectables. In addition to collaborating with Brian on large scale oil paintings, Randy has created numerous prosperous companies including Classical Art Studios, Fauxtastic Wall Finishes, Cabinet Rehab, Fauxtastic Iron, Brewski Advertising and All American Painting Pros.

Both artists are award winners for ‘Best Mural’ and ‘Best Trompe L’oeil’ in Fauxacademy’s National Decorative Arts Competition. The duo is nationally published, including articles in: Faux Effects World, The Faux Finisher Magazine, The House That Faux Built, Design NJ, New York Spaces, The Journal Magazine and they have also appeared on the Style-X
Television Series.

Exhibitions of Randy and Brian’s work have been displayed at: The National Academy of Design, New York, NY; The National Arts Club, New York, NY; The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY; Vero Beach Art Museum, Vero Beach, FL; New Jersey State Art Museum, Trenton, NJ; Swain Art Galleries, Plainfield, NJ; Miami Convention Center, Miami, FL; and Tampa Bay Convention Center, Tampa, FL.

Their work has been procured nationally in private and corporate collections including: Nasso Movie Studios, New York, NY; Baltusrol Golf Course, Springfield, NJ; Carrier Foundation, Belle Mead, NJ; Church of Holy Comforter, Vienna, VA; Century Sports, Lakewood, NJ; Stage Left, New Brunswick, NJ; New Brunswick Municipal Building, New Brunswick, NJ; Saint Agnes Church, Highlands, NJ; Watermark Properties, Vero Beach, FL; Cheney Brothers Transport, Jupiter, FL; Eagle Oaks Golf Course, Farmingdale, NJ; Design Source, Holmdel, NJ; Atlantic City Art Center, Atlantic City, NJ; Elite Home Sculpting, Freehold, NJ; M.C.C. Corporation, Murray Hill, NJ, and the Church of the Atonement, Chicago, IL.

Educators in fine art and inveterate seminar speakers, Brian and Randy have lectured and taught in places such as duCret School of Fine Art, Plainfield, NJ; New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ; Faux Effects International, Vero Beach, FL; The Kelly S. King Academy, Inc., Omaha, NE; The Faux Academy, Las Vegas, NV; Somerset Art Association, Bedminster, NJ; The Hudson Valley Artist League, Beacon, NY; and Schwartz Design Showroom, Metuchen, NJ.


Faux Finisher Magazine: Fall 2004; Summer 2004; Spring 2004 Winter 2005; Fall 2005; Summer 2005; Spring 2005;Winter 2006; Winter 2006; Fall 2006; Winter 2007; Spring 2007;
Faux Effects WorldTM Magazine: Vol. I; Vol. II
New York Spaces Magazine: Vol.3, No.1
Design NJ Magazine
The Journal Magazine
The House That Faux Built, By Adrienne van Dooren, 2006 East Cambridge Press, York, PA


Classical Art Studios creates hand painted masterpieces for both residential and commercial spaces. Accomplished artists, Randy Ingram and Brian Townsend each bring more than 20 years of painting experience to their clients. As a result of their combined painting ability, their completed works have an extremely high degree of finish and realism.

Classical Art Studios * 59 Greenwich Dr * Jackson, NJ * 08527 * Phone: (800) 766-8712 * Fax: (732) 833-8828

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