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Decorative Artist Colette Cosentino

As a decorative artist, Colette has worked and resided in the Santa Barbara area for the last 20 years. She attended the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver, focusing on illustration and design. She found her niche in Santa Barbara set painting for the Ensemble, Granada, and Lobero Theaters, as well as drafting iron gates and chandeliers for Ironwood Designs. With that valuable experience, she began to paint murals and decorative details for Santa Barbara and Montecito homes. When not working decoratively, she accepts fine art commissions and works in her studio, painting bucolic landscapes and rural life.



Every project is as unique as the home it’s created in. Colette hand paints interior and exterior murals, designing and applying stencil work, hand paints on beams, ceilings, furniture, walls, stairs and floors, as well as other creative projects.



Her style is rustic and historical, working with an array of talented designers, contractors and home owners to add artful value for their projects.

Her work has appeared in House Beautiful Magazine, Cottages and Bungalows, as well as Santa Barbara Magazine.

Multiple decorative painting projects and clients include Lori Smyth Interior Design, Taylor House Interiors, Helene Aumont Design, Mark Trabucco, Builder, Alex Cline Construction, Benanati Brothers Painting Contractors, Sorrell Design, Peter Kevoian Interior Design.



Through the years she has worked with internationally acclaimed interior designer John Saladino, recently finishing a ceiling project in his own home.

Other notable clients include The San Ysidro Ranch, President Bill Clinton, as well as actors Ted Danson, Mary Steinbergen, Laura Dern, Marsha Cross, and many others.

Fine Art Solo Shows include Kathleen Dinan Gallery, Ojai World Premier Exhibition, Dinan/Main Gallery, Ojai Sanctuary, The Main Gallery, Ojai, Revolving work at Rooms and Gardens, Santa Monica.


Departure”, oil on canvas 12″x20

“This is an imaginary landscape- a pictorial paragraph on leaving the familiar, in short, having courage to hop in a seatless boat with no guarantee of what’s on the other side,” Colette explains.


4′x5′ original oil painting entitled, “Storehouse”


“Solace” 3′x5′ oil on canvas


Usually incorporating her decorative work in some small way, her fine art paintings become family treasures. Please contact Colette for more information on available artwork.



Call to schedule a design consultation. 805-570-9863.

e-mail:  colettecosentino@yahoo.com

Visit the website:  www.colettecosentino.com


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