Wall Options
About Us

An innovator in the industry, Wall Options has been serving Cincinnati's decorative needs since 1975. We are a nationally recognized, awarding winning company with seven 1st place awards for Best Faux Finisher In The Nation for 2002-2006. These prestigious awards were from The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America, and the American Painting Contractor. Our artists have a combined experience of more than 100 years in the decorative arts! Wall Options is also the recipient of dozens of 1st place awards for Cincinnati's Homearama, Citirama, Citifest, and Condorama. We hope that you will allow our creative staff to service all of your decorating needs and for you to join our thousands of satisfied clients.

Gary Lord
Gary Lord

Gary is recognized as an international artist, teacher, and author. He has appeared hundreds of times as a demonstrator for decorative painting on HGTV's "Decorating With Style", "The Carol Duvall Show", the PBS show "Paint!, Paint!, Paint!", and The Discovery Channel's "Christopher Lowell Show". He can also be seen on "Home Matters", and the regional cable programs "Around The House", and "Home Works". In 2007, American Painting Contractor named Gary to the top spot in "Who's Who in Decorative Painting in America".

Gary has 3 best selling books, Great Paint Finishes for a Gorgeous Home, Marvelous Murals You Can Paint, and It's Faux Easy.  He is currently writing his 4th book, which will showcase 20 different mural artists. You can find his articles on decorative painting in nearly every magazine covering the subject.

Besides Wall Options, Gary also owns and operates Prismatic Painting Studio, which allows him to teach his trade to artists of all skill levels, all around the world.

Kris Hampton
Kris Hampton

Wall Option's job supervisor, Kris began his first series of murals in a church when he was only 14. 18 years later, and the brush has never left his hand. After attending the art education program at Wilmington College, Kris decided his heart was in the creation of, and not the teaching of art. He has been a professional artist since 1996, and with Wall Options since 1998. His murals and finishes have helped Wall Options win countless awards, and have appeared in many major decorative painting magazines. Kris will be featured in a soon to be published book by Gary Lord which features and profiles 20 mural artists.

In Memory of Joe Taylor
1954 - 2014
Joe Taylor

After 20 years as a commercial illustrator and with a fine art education from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Joe followed in his grandfather's footsteps and began learning the decorative arts. He worked with Wall Options since 1997, and because of his commercial art background was the go-to-guy for photo realistic trompe l'oeil and airbrush work. Joe’s work with Wall Options has been featured in many major industry magazines, and has aided Wall Options in winning numerous awards. His murals are featured in Gary Lord's book "Mural Painting" Secrets for Success. Even though Joe is no longer physically working with us on the job site he is with us every day in spirit.

Jeff Sutherland
Jeff Sutherland

Jeff has been involved in the decorative and restorative arts since 1977. With a degree from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, he is also an accomplished fine artist. Jeff has been with Wall Options since 1999, working part time, while he pursues his fine art career. Jeffs mural work is unparalleled, and his flair for the creative and quirky has inspired the entire Wall Options team.