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Kristen's consultation and design process starts with listening to the goals of your project and establishing your design needs.
Then, through a fun and iterative creative process, Kristen will establish and refine your design aesthetics while creating a piece that fits your personality, needs and budget. If you want to assume the role as a co-creator… great! Or if you wish for Kristen to work her magic from start to finish, that's fine too.
Although each project is unique, they all generally include a combination of design specifications, sample finishes and colors, sample grinding patterns or small mockups of a piece.
Kristen will involve you from start to finish, including sending you photos of work (if long distance) or you can come visit her studio throughout the process. You will be a part of the process and have approval and input from design to finish. The piece is not complete until you are thrilled with the final piece of art.
Kristen's ultimate goal is to ensure your satisfaction... with her artwork, with her process, and with her professionalism.
Examples of Kristen's creations include:
Business logos and signage turned into custom metal signs in a variety of different types of metals and finishes and LED lighting
Sculptural fire pits These outdoor centerpieces combine the elemental properties of metal with the allure of fire. Invite loved ones to gather around.
Metal Wall Art — What happens when a piece of artwork commands the entire room? It affects emotions, attitudes, and energy.
Personalized Anniversary Gifts — An anniversary to be cherished forever starts with a unique and personalized piece of art made from aluminum, steel, or copper.
Custom Metal Sculpture — Showcase any room in your home or office with a custom sculpture that complements the aesthetics.
Custom Metal Art Awards and Gifts — For that once in a lifetime career or personal accomplishment, give a metal art award that will always be cherished.
Decorative Landscape Elements — Transform your backyard, gate or fence into a work of art!
Artistic Metal Screens — Accentuate your yard's beauty or hide any unsightly area with an eclectic metal art.
Custom Signs — Show off your company name in grand style with an original custom metal sign.
Or just about anything you can think of made of metal and Kristen's imagination!
Contact Kristen for a free design consultation today!
"We had a space in our home that needed a strong vertical presence and had a lot of space to fill. Kristen saw the space and created a variation of her 'River of Possibilities' that not only fit the bill but she transcended the original work in multiple dimensions (see the video on YouTube) and created a work that amazes all who see it and keeps us captivated on many an evening."
Mark Schroeder San Carlos, California
"Art Consulting Services has commissioned Kristen Hoard several times to create various commissioned pieces for our clients. She has always worked extremely hard to collaborate with our vision and the client's needs, and has added value with her expertise, artistry and thoughtful questions as the commission process unfolded. We have been delighted with every piece she has created for us and also enjoy watching her personal body of work change and evolve as well!"
Kira Stewart Art Consulting Services - Principal
"as the owner of an art gallery I quickly realized which of the artists I showcased would be able to follow through with a commission request. Kristen not only follows through she DELIVERS! She truly listens to the needs/wants of a client and gives them all they hoped for and more. She keeps the excitement building throughout the construction of the art piece by including the buyer in the process. She is timely, professional and FUN!"
Clare Bailey - Sacramento, CA 2110 Gallery
“When we were renovating our backyard and swimming pool I wanted to add a fire sculpture as focal point. so I started searching the internet for artists who were creating such sculptures. I found the website of Kristen Hoard and liked her work including the LED artwork. An email to her followed by several phone conversation resulted in my commissioning her to do a fire sculpture with LED lights. The result was absolutely beautiful. Kristen is easy to work with, is very creative and responds well to ideas and the location where the artwork eventually gets placed. Even though our sculpture is pretty tall, it could be shipped and installed by my handymen without difficulties."
Gudrun Frueling - Las Vegas, NV
"Working with Kristen Hoard has been a true pleasure. I love art and I have passionate ideas. But when I decided I wanted original artwork as the focus of my bathroom remodel, I could only get as far as knowing the feeling that I wanted but not how to execute it. I have several small pieces of Kristen's in my home and garden and I knew I loved her use of color and metal and fire. Kristen really listened to me and brought my elementary ideas to amazing fruition. She turned my small bathroom into an absolute spa. Her designs are amazing. And she saw everything through flawlessly from the beginning designs to complete installation. And the only surprises were how beautiful everything came out – no shocks about budget or missed deadlines".
Catherine Kelly Baird - Sacramento, CA
I recently ordered two pieces of 'metal art work' from Kristen's website. The service I received was absolutely first class. Kristen is a talented artist who listens to her clients and delivers exactly what is required. I am truly delighted with my art work, the detail, colouring and overall 'look and finish' is exceptional. I would definitely recommend to my friends and family. I love both pieces, and will be ordering again, for sure. Kristenhoard.com is a professional organisation, offering excellent quality and bespoke items at great value for money.
Thank you very much indeed!
Karen Holland Coventry, Warwickshire (United Kingdom)
I was fortunate to find Kristen's while searching for metal artists on the internet. After viewing her portfolio, i knew at once i wanted her to create a custom piece for my husband's Christmas gift.
Five years ago, my husband almost died in a quad accident. Although he recovered, I held on to his crutches to commemorate the miracle of a life saved. I had always planned to have the crutches made into a piece of art as a reminder.
Kristen was exceptional to work with. She took the crutches and my scattered ideas and created something special. She communicated with me throughout the entire process and included me in the creative decisions. I love the piece she created for us. Who knew that crutches could be so beautiful?
Kristen Hoard's work is awesome! I was googling around one night trying to find unique and interesting metal art and came upon her website. There were some pieces shown that I absolutely loved. I was looking specifically for pieces for a couple of niches in our new home. I e-mailed Kristen my desires, measurements, and she delivered in a very timely manner. She even e-mailed me pictures of her progress, and also mailed me samples of what the color would look like just to make sure that was what I was looking for so I would be happy. I am VERY happy with the outcome! They are absolutely beautiful, unique, and everyone who comes to our home exclaims about them. I live near the East and she lives in the West; working with her long distance was never an issue. I would attach pictures, but I cannot seem to get them to turn out well enough to do the artwork justice. They are simply gorgeous.
Ruth B. Homeowner - South Lebanon, Ohio.
All the projects came in on time, on Budget & meticulously executed.
Needless to say that I was quite pleased with the interactions that we were engaged in for work done by Ms. Hoard.
Thomas Roth Commercial Developer
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