kPHIL CURREN AUTOMOTIVE ART
PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM NOT TAKING ORDERS AT THIS TIME. MY SHOP IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. I WILL UPDATE THIS WEBSITE AND MY FACEBOOK PAGE WHEN THE SHOP REOPENS. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES IN FALL 2023.
Can you build me a ’69 Mustang, ’72 Chevy, ’68 Chevelle, ’16 Harley, etc.?
Yes! As you can see from my Portfolio, I have created motorcycles, trains, F1 racecars, dragsters, and a variety of automobiles. I rely heavily upon the pictures and information you provide to customize a piece, but I also spend considerable time researching the vehicle to ensure the accuracy of every detail as best I can. Having spent more than 30 years restoring automobiles, I’m a sucker for the details.
How do I place my order?
I am not taking orders at this time. Please watch for updates in Fall 2023.
chair. A $100 deposit is due before I can begin work, and the balance is due prior to shipping.
How much do you charge?
This is a custom piece of artwork, and I do all of the carving and painting myself. When I begin taking orders again, I will update this page.
How long does it take to create a chair?
Each chair is custom built to match the photos a client submits. All are hand carved and hand painted. Each chair takes about 4 to 5 weeks to complete once all photos, deposit, and details are received. Chairs are built, primed, painted with a base, hand painted, and sealed with clear coat. These are truly custom works of art.
How much is shipping?
I have shipped to California, Alaska, New York, North Carolina, Chicago, and more. When I begin taking orders again, I will update this page.
Can I pick up my chair?
Absolutely! I enjoy meeting my clients in person and this saves me time and saves you money! I am located in Lake Mary, Florida, just north of Orlando.
What are the chairs made of?
The chairs are all wood, usually cedar and pine. They are primed, hand painted, and sealed with two coats of clear. They fold and are easy to transport.
Where are you located?
I am located in Lake Mary, Florida, which is just north of Orlando.
What kind of photos and information do you need from me?
As this is a custom piece of art, I would love to discuss your vision with you in detail. Understanding the story behind a request is part of the fun for me. At a minimum, I will need the following before work can begin via my Order Inquiry Form or a scheduled phone call:
Your timeline (especially if this is a gift);
The year, make, and model of the vehicle;
Your desire for portraiture or background elements;
Other details specific to your vehicle (license plates, customization, etc.)
Photos of the vehicle
Can you add my portrait/store/background to the chair?
Yes! As you can see from my Portfolio, I have added portraits and custom backgrounds. Some background examples include a winery, mountains in Alaska, and the track at Road America. I even incorporated a cooler as part of the design of the dragster I built. Depending on the detail involved, this may incur additional fees. Standard portraits are $50 each.
Do you take credit cards?
Once I receive your Order Inquiry Form and we discuss the specifics of your piece, I will request a deposit to begin work. Once work is complete, I will require the balance to include shipping prior to shipping. Deposits and payments may be made through PayPal. I also accept personal/business checks.
Where can I buy a chair?
Occasionally I will consign a few chairs to local stores, but at this time, I am focusing on custom orders only. Custom orders can be made by contacting me directly.
How do I care for my chair?
You are commissioning a custom piece of art and should care for it as such. While each chair is sealed with clear coat, I do not recommend storing them outside. The sun and other elements will fade the paint and eventually the wood may rot. Since the chairs fold and are easy to move, I recommend that they be kept and displayed indoors. When you decide to use or share them outdoors, please wipe them down and return to a safe environment.
What if I don’t like the finished product?
I can honestly say that I’ve never had a client not enjoy the finished piece. My work is based upon the information you provide to me, and I do my best to ensure that the finished piece fits your vision. If, for any reason, you choose not to pay the balance of your order (to include shipping) within 2 weeks of completion, I reserve the right to donate the chair to a charity of my choice or sell to another buyer. Any prior payments will be considered non-refundable.
Why chairs? How did you get started doing this?
I’ve always enjoyed painting, but the first automotive chair I made was a gift for my brother’s birthday. I painted his car for display in his pool area. Everyone loved it and suggested I should make more. The concept of FUNCTIONAL art has always fascinated me. I love something beautiful that has a PURPOSE. In 2013, I built a few and took them to local art shows. There, people would ask if I had a website or Facebook page. With the help of my daughter, I soon had both plus business cards.
Do you have a Facebook page?
Yes, you can find my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/philcurren.