While we were pursuing our Art Education degrees from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, we found ourselves in Art History and Art Appreciation classes together. Squeezed between the Eygptians and Mesopotamians we briefly covered the ancient Agean and saw a blurry slide or two of some fresco art. At the time we had no idea that someday we would revisit those images with a much different perspective.
As classmates we teamed up on studio projects as well. Our partnership naturally evolved into a marriage and parallel careers. We’ve been working together as a professional creative design team ever since. For years, we operated a graphic design and production studio called “The Designers’ Pad”. Our interest in architecture and interior design grew while we were designing and building our Kempton home. Our business eventually evolved into a Decorative Painting service called “Bon Fauxnique” (good fake stuff).
We both have been certified in the use of the newest faux materials and techniques from one of the nations most prestigious wall finishing schools in New York. Bon Fauxnique has been awarded the Lehigh Valley Builders Association Award for Professional Excellence for each of the last eleven years. Extensive travel to Italy, Paris and London and Berlin have inspired many of our latest projects.
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In 2010 our travels took us to the Greek islands where we explored the ancient ruins of Knossos and visited the home of the Frescoes of Akrotiri on Santorini. Reminiscent sparks flew when we saw the frescos. Seeing the real thing was like seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time... our complacent attitude from our college years has now become a passion: a culmination of all our artistic experiences in fine and decorative arts and a reborn inspiration of the ancient cultures of Greece.
Using our extensive art background and our experience in a multitude of materials, we have developed replicas of convincing quality. The research and experimentation invested in this project has led us to launch a new endeavor. We’re calling it Ancient Artifice (old fakes). We’re offering hand painted custom replicas of these ancient images. Explore our website to see the variety of images we are currently producing.
Inspired by the artistry and imagery of these ancient Greek, Egyptian and Roman paintings, Ancient Artifice is creating amazing replicas history's rediscovered images. Each is meticulously handcrafted by Linda Rosato and Tom Wehr resulting in a custom, one-of-a-kind work of ancient art for you to cherish and enjoy for years to come. We are continually adding new images to our existing collections. Select from our current offerings or we can work with you to produce a totally custom piece. Please contact us with any questions or requests you may have. We're looking forward to hearing about you project ideas!