In February 2017, when Annie Sloan announced Jonathon Marc Mendes as Painter in Residence, in Annie’s own words “the response was phenomenal”. Perhaps because Jonathon had already built up an over 20,000 following in social media of passionate Chalk Paint™ upcyclers and furniture artists from around the world, thanks to his friendly and informative video tutorials sharing unique tips and tricks to turn tired and unloved furniture into desirable pieces of home decor.

Jonathon Marc Mendes
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For his Painter in Residence project Jonathon created, styled and photographed pieces using a variety of hand painting and decorative finishing techniques.The results were extraordinary. His passion for typography and blending boundaries between the era of a piece and its new ‘given’ style made him stand out. Elements like his fossilised leaf technique, incredible hand painting and fly specking inspired painters to try something new.

And so began his journey from part time hairdresser to international furniture painting artist, teaching furniture painting workshops around the world.

Jonathon Marc Mendes
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All his events for his SA tour are already SOLD OUT but you can still catch him at the Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo. Jonathan Marc Mendes will be demonstrating furniture paint finishes you can achieve using Annie Sloan’s world renowned Chalk Paint™ live at the show. Demonstrations include fabric dyeing, getting that ombre effect and a few fabulous printing techniques.

Join the demonstrations at the Annie Sloan stand at the Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo on these dates:

Thursday, 22 February: 12pm & 4pm – demonstrations by local stockists
Friday, 23 February: 12pm & 4pm – demonstrations by Jonathan Marc Mendes
Saturday, 24 February: 11am, 1pm & 4pm – demonstrations by Jonathan Marc Mendes
Sunday, 25 February: 11am, 1pm & 4pm – demonstrations by Jonathan Marc Mendes

Learn more about the Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo here: www.homemakersonline.co.za/expo/johannesburg