I've been painting for more years than I can count. Lots of faux finishing back in the faux-days. Then many years doing custom hand-painting in homes and businesses. I love taking the project from concept to completion. It's so much fun watching it develop, and evolve.
I also enjoy involving the client in the creative process, to the extent they want to participate. For those who feel creatively impaired, I can develop the ideas myself, and "ok" them with the client along the way.