"Joyce and Patrick understand the value of conserving original historic fabric and wherever possible preserving details of 19th century construction. Craftsmanship, curiosity and love for the spirit of early homes are all a part of an innate preservation ethic that they bring to projects. Add to the mix the artist’s eye, a thoughtful approach, timeliness, dependability, and their honest connection with clients …. what more to say."
- Allyson Ford & Leslie Chatterton, Dennysville, ME
"Patrick Mealey and Joyce Jackson bring to furniture design the same blend of traditional aesthetics and clean, contemporary lines that they employ in the historic kitchen renovations they've completed in and around Eastport."
- Virginia Wright, Down East magazine
"We contacted fineartistmade to update the kitchen & dining room in our 1899 Queen Anne home. Joyce and Patrick tackled the project with great enthusiasm.They designed and built lovely period cabinets, tripling the amount of storage. There was a tin ceiling in the kitchen area that they painstakingly removed and were able to reconfigure to fit the new cabinets. Joyce & Patrick are very professional and easy to work with. Their work is peerless. They also researched the history of the house which was fascinating - it will be included in a book about local architecture."
- Tom & Sharyn Sexton, Eastport, Maine
"I cannot overstate my satisfaction and delight with the work of Joyce and Patrick from fineartistmade. I have completed several remodel projects under their guidance and resulting craftsmanship, both of which have made my antique Eastport home a real showcase in my small coastal community. They are exacting in their work and most professional in how they approach a project, including the research they conducted to understand the history of my home. Cost definitely equals the highest of quality. The artist in Joyce and Patrick are evidenced in the final product - both my kitchen and bathroom are works of art! I highly recommend this duo, no reservations. And to top it all off, they are really fine human beings and fun to work with during the smooth and trying times that always accompany the execution of a remodel."
- Pamela Hanes, Eastport, Maine
"Patrick and Joyce helped us renovate our Victorian home. Everything they did was of the highest quality, plus they were reliable, neat, efficient and considerate. It would be a pleasure to come home from work and see how much they accomplished every day. In regard to their charges, they were very professional and reasonable. I would highly recommend them."
- Drs. David & Ann Simmons, Calais, Maine
"I live in the oldest house, in the small town of Perry, Maine. It needed lots of structural and aesthetic work. The final product, the result of the team (work and love partners), Joyce and Patrick, is magical. I wanted my house to have modern amenities, but maintain a historically accurate look. With their extensive restoration experience - Fine Artist managed to do just that. They were flexible to work with me on designs that met my needs. We worked it out 'til all agreed - the results would look fantastic. Thank you Joyce & Patrick. Your presence and celebration of our family, lands, buildings and history - your love of this place - is an incredible gift to us."
- Georgie Kendall, Kendall Farm Cottages, Perry, Maine
"I received your Sweetgrass Box as a birthday gift - it is a totally wonderful success. So often when you see things on the screen they look good and then disappoint when actually in hand. Not so in this case. The box was all and more than I expected....beautiful to the hand, the eye and perfect in function. The pattern reminded me of Gee's Bend Quilts, Anni Albers textiles, and African weavings. The vibration of the edge of the stencil, where the gold and deep black brown meet, is just right, the colors rich and sophisticated. Your blend of minimalism, craft and folk is skillful and fresh. It has a proud position in our space. Thank you!"
- Louise Roman, Phoenix, Arizona
"Thanks to your research and collating the Revolutionary War history embodied in the Havens Terry Ketcham Inn, our tours are impacting our guests by our ability now to share this Revolutionary history in the restored rooms of the inn. Thank you so very much."
- Bertram E. Seides, President of Ketcham Inn Foundation
"The restoration work you did for the Dr. Job Holmes Cottage & Museum showed your remarkable skill and sensitivity. Especially your retention of all the original wavy and bubbly panes to their original spaces in each of the fourteen windows."
- St. Croix Historical Society - Brand Livingstone, Calais, Maine
"We highly recommend the Fine Artist team. Their artistic touch is throughout our new house. Their skill and attention to detail lead to a truly beautiful, classic finished product. We enjoy having them work on our home and continue to enjoy the results on a daily basis."
- Denise & Shawn Harris, Perry, Maine
"Thank you again and again for giving us the best looking bathroom. You are both truly artists as it shows in your work. We are very happy with the outcome; it is better than I ever thought it would be given what it looked like."
- Bob & Eleanor Kennedy, Eastport, ME
"Their recommendations assured that the new rooms would blend perfectly in this old house. They hand made cabinets in the kitchen that are spectacular pieces of work. They coordinated the electrical and plumbing work…and made excellent decisions regarding placement of outlets and selection of fixtures. All of this work was accomplished over the worst winter since 1939 and we were 1400 miles away in "balmy" Cincinnati. Joyce and Patrick are true professionals and we have engaged them for other projects in our 200 year old home. When we return for our annual visits we are finally able to feel that we are home."
- Eric Kuhn & Suzie Luhn, Dennysville, Maine
"A local Eastporter recommended fineartistmade. However, meeting you really sealed the deal. We loved your work and found what we wanted in your team - a similar aesthetic, the respect for the house and the ease you showed in willingness to collaborate. It was the first time we ever had gone through the design/contracting process. We learned later, talking with others just how fortunate we were to find contractors who actually finished the job, as promised - and even more astounding that it was all done long-distance!"
- Steve Erwin & Patricia Caya, Eastport & Meddybemps, Maine
"They did our work professionally, neatly and on time... there were no surprises. Simply put, they were super."
- Hank Flynn, Architect, Southampton, NY
"Patrick Mealey and Joyce Jackson are talented artists. Their attention to detail, whatever the restoration project ...is indeed meticulous. They are affable and actually enjoy their work. They take pride in what they do. They are true professionals."
- Dick McBride & Charles Whatley, Sag Harbor, New York
"I found them to be honest, precise, dedicated and superb craftspeople. They really care about what they do and that shows in their work. If you're considering hiring Patrick and Joyce, just do it. You won't regret it."
- Peter Gethers, author & president, Random House Films, Sag Harbor & New York, New York
"Fine Artist consulted with us and our architect from the inception of our renovation. They were responsive to our needs and proved to be innovative problem solvers when the inevitable difficulty presented itself. They made significant contributions to the design of the renovations and offered valuable advice about design details, including research and recommendations to assure that the new features would fit well in this historic home."
- Michael & Margaret Bromberg, Sag Harbor, New York
"Everything was done meticulously, with strict attention to detail and preserving the authenticity of this historic 1790, whaling captain's home."
- Harriet La Barre (mystery writer, Dicey Deere) Sag Harbor, New York
"We highly recommend Patrick and Joyce for their professionalism, technical expertise, high work standards, timeliness and commitment to each project they have worked on."
- Louis Bradbury & Douglas Jones, East Hampton & New York, New York
"Your knowledge of paints, surfaces and construction have enabled you to specify for us methods and materials to produce first class work - which you have accomplished in every instance."
- Sanna & Michael Feirstein, Esq., Sag Harbor, New York
"Patrick and Joyce approached the job thoughtfully and with care. Their emphasis was on making enduring improvements, not just getting the job done."
- Ken Sandbank, North Haven, New York