Client Comments

We were lucky enough to have found Lisa when we were looking for someone to paint our nursery. We met during the planning stages to discuss the details. I knew I was having a girl and wanted to create a garden setting. The rest would be up to Lisa. I went to the hospital for the scheduled delivery of our daughter, and would not see the completed nursery until we got home. On March 31st, when I returned home, I was greeted by the most magical nursery I could have imagined. It is just magnificent, and much to my delight is very calming for my daughter. I show off the room very often, and people cannot get over the beauty of the room.
- Laurie O’Neal, RYE BROOK, NY


The characters brought to life through the beautiful mural created by Ms. Samalin encourage our children to journey into the world of literature. We love looking at the mural everyday. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
- Harriet Glick, Principal, BARNARD SCHOOL, NEW ROCHELLE, NY


Your expertise and guidance has made the Portofino Grille one of the
most successful restaurants in New York City. Our diners are enchanted by the atmosphere DeersTooth has created again and again and again.
- Laurence Cresci, Portofino Grille, NEW YORK, NY


Steve and I are absolutely delighted with the dining room furniture and window seat you created for us. We cannot think of any other aspect of our home improvements that has given us and continues to give us as much pleasure. As we look at your work, we think of our input and how much your painting reflects us and our family. We particularly marvel at your rendition of Charlie, our King Charles spaniel, and the way in which you have captured not just any King Charles spaniel but Charlie’s personality.
- Joan B. Mazur, SCARSDALE, NY


I can’t thank you enough for such great windows. You did a beautiful job. We have had many compliments on our windows, keep in touch.
- Pretty Pets, DOBBS FERRY, NY


Lisa was a pleasure to work with. She created a beautiful flower garden in my daughter’s room which we all love. Lisa is an incredible artist – I would highly recommend her!
- Eileen Macdonald


Working with Lisa, you don’t just get a piece of furniture, or even a piece of art. It’s more than that. You get something with a soul. We have brought several pieces she has done because of that special quality. She imbues her pieces with a life force, something that animates these seemingly inanimate objects.
- Valerie & Steve Nelson


Lisa is no ordinary painter. She is an enchantress. Her work is her very own Field of Dreams. Or as my daughter is wont to say if she paints it, it will come. She painted, among other images, a ruby throated humming bird feasting delicately from a trumpet vine blossom on my daughter’s bureau drawer. Last summer my delighted daughter pointed out to me its real-life counterpoint drinking from a perfectly matched salmon-hued blossom growing on a trumpet vine beneath her window. Many thanks for your wonderful pieces.
- Jane Campbell, YONKERS, NY


I wanted something truly special for my son’s room, a piece of whimsical hand-painted furniture he would use and love and someday pass on to his own child. My idea was to bring together the themes of outerspace, the sky, the earth and the water. Lisa Samalin of DeersTooth took this idea and turned it into a masterwork. My son takes such pride in this special piece, often weaving stories about what is going on in its various scenes. It means so much to him that it was created especially for him, with his interests in mind. I feel so lucky to have found Lisa – her talent is truly amazing.
- Lisa Goodman


We’re ecstatic with what you did for us.


The work you did was terrific and very special. Both of my boy’s rooms are exactly what I wanted. You really listened to what I wanted, added your artistic expertise and completed your work with a smile. You were a pleasure to have in my home and both bedrooms have become little havens for my kids. I love what you did!
- Lisa Grodin, RYE BROOK, NY