Welcome to Made by Dames

We are on call artists based in the heart of Pittsburgh who specialize in skillfully executing artistic and creative projects (large or small) from concept to creation. We work with designers, decorators and productions to private homeowners, businesses, and non-profits. We have experience in feature films, television, commercials, theater, museums and more. Scroll down to see our current works or visit our STORE to view artwork for sale. You can also contact us about your project, we’d love to hear from you. 

Some of the things we do:

  • Art direction, set design & decoration
  • Buying (set dec & props)
  • Set painting/charge scenic
  • Painting props and set dec items
  • Replications, art & photography rentals for sets
  • Paint repairs & color matching
  • Art-placement & color treatments
  • Custom art & photography
  • Hand painted furniture
  • Custom wallpaper & floorcloths
  • Faux finishes & hand painted signs
  • Murals (hand painted and do it yourself)
  • Special occasions & themed party decorations
  • Custom wrapping paper, cards, gifts & home decor
  • Consulting & project management
  • Overall strategy & problem-solving
  • Artistic direction & idea generating
  • Career direction & coaching
  • Feng Shui & organization
  • Artist development & coaching
  • Workshops, speaking and private lessons

 

Welcome to Made by Dames

Currently available works below. 

Please click on any image to view more information and visit our store.

 

ART

A 16″x20″ giclee print of an original painting by Jolene and was designed by James Dames. Click image to view in store.

CLASSY CADDY

Inspired on a road trip to Grand Lake in the Rocky Mountains. We were driving down the highway when we caught a glimpse of this highly textured and long forgotten beauty during one of our U.S. tours as The Globe Squatters. Designed by James Dames and hand painted by Jolene.5’x5′ Original available & Giclee Prints. Click to image to view.

PATINA CAR

Inspired by a photograph of a picture car used in the movie, American Pastoral starring Ewan McGregor. Designed by James Dames and hand painted by Jolene.5’x5′ Original available & Giclee Prints. Click to image to view.

ANTIQUE FORD

This photo was taken somewhere in the middle of Kansas during one of our U.S. tours as The Globe Squatters. Designed by James Dames and hand painted by Jolene.5’x5′ Original available & Giclee Prints. Click to image to view.

PINK CADDY

Inspired by a photograph during one of our U.S. Tours. Taken along Route 66, near Amarillo, Texas by the Cadillac Ranch. Designed by James Dames and hand painted by Jolene.Original available & Giclee Prints. Click to image to view.

NORMA JEAN

Inspired by the woman herself, Marylin Monroe. Designed by James Dames and hand painted by Jolene.Original available & Giclee Prints. Click to image to view.

PRINCE

A rock legend, Prince. Designed by James Dames and hand painted by Jolene.Original available & Giclee Prints. Click to image to view.

DAVID BOWIE

Rock star, rock legend, David Bowie. Designed by James Dames and hand painted by Jolene.Available in giclee prints. Click to image to view.

DAVID BOWIE II

Rock star, rock legend, David Bowie. Designed by James Dames and hand painted by Jolene.Available in giclee prints. Click to image to view.

RUSTED GARDEN POT

Inspired by a spring rain and an afternoon in one of Pittsburgh’s well-known areas, Mt.Washington. Designed by James Dames and hand painted by Jolene.Available in giclee prints. Click to image to view.

SEASHELL

Inspired by the photography of James Dames while he was creating an assemblage. The lighting came in at just the right moment and he snapped a beautiful photograph. Hand painted by Jolene.Original and giclee prints available, click image to view.

THE ROSE

Rose was inspired by spring flowers of 2016. Designed by James Dames and hand painted by Jolene.Original and giclee prints available, click image to view.

BANANA LEAVES

Banana Leaves is a 24″x24″ giclee print of an original painting by Jolene. It was inspired by a photograph by James Dames which was taken while we were in Hawaii. Giclee prints available, click image to view.

DAYDREAM

Inspired by writers, because they all need a little peace. Designed by James Dames and hand painted by Jolene. The original and giclee prints are available, click image to view.