Hand Painted Slate signs by Art Designs by Julie

About Decorative Slate Painting

8 x 16 Grey Farm House on hand painted slate

My decorative painted slates are exclusively from Maine structures built during the 16th and 17th Centuries. According to several historic preservation sources, many slates during this time period were originally shipped from North Wales, UK.

Each roof slate is unique in character, thickness, size, and texture.  Original roof slates were manufactured by hand following a five step process: cutting, sculpting, splitting, trimming, and hole punching.

Basket of fruit painted slate I hand select each slate and thoroughly clean and prepare them to meet my quality standards and become ready to paint. The antiquated and unique surface makes an ideal canvas for my signs and decorative seasonal themes. Each slate is hand painted and signed by the artist.






Customer Testimonials

I got to give the Gordon Family one based on the invitation this weekend and the bride was screaming with excitement. She loved it so much. Her "woodsie" theme was all throughout her wedding weekend and the slate commemorated it all! It was so wonderful. She is absolutely in love with the slate and will hang it at her house entrance.Thanks again for your beautiful artwork! Your name was spread all throughout the wedding guests so you may have some more customers coming your way!Thanks a lot! - Kathleen P. Holliston, MA