About Mary Childs

My name is Mary Childs. I have been artist and entrepreneur for over 20 years. In 1993, I obtained my BFA from Buffalo State Collage. From there, I began teaching art and photography at the secondary school level. In 1996, I founded my decorative painting company, Focal Points Inc. My company is a diverse artistic painting firm offering a wide range of decorative painting techniques and services for both residential and commercial markets. From decorative painting, murals, antiqued mirrors to custom canvas commissions, color consulting, art direction, and scenic and stage design.

Focal Points has the experience to tackle any project no matter the size. The company is licensed, bonded, and insured. and I have been a Certified Faux Finisher/Master artisan for 15 years. Focal Points serves the unique needs of builders, designers, and private clients. My creative and diversified talents allow me and my team to bring any clients dreams to reality. I offer an extensive portfolio of techniques which allows me to create, integrate, and achieve any style, finish, and color combination a project demands. I am devoted to taking great care and consideration of each client, to ensure the project meets every expectation.

My company is dedicated to mastery of product knowledge, knowing the proper tools, products, and techniques is critical to the success of project budgets and time-lines. I continue to update my training on both national and international levels so that I can continue to provide my clients with latest styles and trends in the industry.

Stunning rust and patina finish by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Focal Points work has been featured in several publications such as Orlando sentinel, Florida Kitchen and Bath, Architectural Digest and was the Top Job first Place winner for American Painting Contractor.

Some notable commissions include Sea World, Ritz Carleton, The Four Seasons Hotel, and The Hyatt International Airport, to name a few.

The company is licensed, bonded, and insured and I have been a certified Faux Finisher/Master Artisan


“Focal Points is dedicated to the excellence and Mastery of Decorative artistry.               The tremendous pride we take in each individual project is unmistakable.”