Few people begin pursuing their passion at the age of six. While in first grade, Austin Kerr refinished his first piece of furniture, which lead to a life-long pursuit of developing his career in the art industry.
Kerr was born in Arlington, Texas where he gained a great deal of experience in artistic finishes working at his family-owned furniture manufacturing business for 12 years. In 2009, Kerr relocated to Miami, Florida to pursue the development of his own business, DETAILED FINISHES by AUSTIN KERR.
Kerr initially branched out by producing antique reproduction and chinoiserie finishes, his specialties up until that point. Shortly after moving to Miami, Kerr adapted to the South Florida’s contemporary and minimalist market, producing a new array of custom high end finishes that better suit the South Florida market.
Kerr’s finish work is a platform for his personal artwork. His Venetian plaster paintings offer a contemporary style while still maintaining his signature natural ambience. Kerr’s paintings and finishes have given him the opportunity to work closely with some of today’s finest names in interior design.