Moran's Art Studio, Inc.
 
The renovation project at St. Mary Parish in Westphalia has been one of not only physical change but spiritual growth with in our community. In our first phase of planning our committee researched a number of renovation specialist in Church design and grew increasingly frustrated with their lack of attention paid to our needs and fiscal requests... Read more
Jill M. Rademacher
St Mary's Renovation Committee Chairperson

Testimonials

 

Dear Chris & Staff,

The renovation project at St. Mary Parish in Westphalia has been one of not only physical change but spiritual growth with in our community. In our first phase of planning our committee researched a number of renovation specialist in Church design and grew increasingly frustrated with their lack of attention paid to our needs and fiscal requests. The Design professionals on our committee while climbing this uphill battle felt like we were at our last straw when ironically a visitor came to our parish for a Wedding. Shortly after his visit to our community we were contacted by this visitor regarding his expertise and artistic talents. It was as though God had sensed our growing frustration with this project and its possible failure without his intervention. After meeting with Chris Moran and his staff we felt the comfort of not only having our needs be heard but felt the security that fiscally he was respecting our budgetary guidelines. How corny it sounds, but it was though it was a match made in Heaven, literally.

As the planning process progressed, Chris was there every step of the way to assist us with the fine details. WIth his patience and artistic guidance our committee was able to make the renovation transition very easily. From planning, implementing, to completion of the project, Chris Moran and his staff were exceptional to work with. Not only handling the committee issues but interacting with the curious parishioners who wandered in to check on their progress, Chris always made each one feel that they were an important part of the success of this renovation and gave them personal ownership. Many times even if it meant longer hours in a day to meet with him and make adjustments in the details or address issues that came up unexpectedly.

To take one word to describe the talent of the Moran's Art Studio staff, artistic is not an adequate word. The most important element that made this project successful was the Moran's Art Studio and staff has a sense of spirituality in their artistry like no other. A painter is only a painter with a brush and color, but spiritual artists are influenced and guided by much more than his tools in hand. 1bis was definitely played out in the beautifully designed elements in our Church that were enhanced by their talents.

Thank you for making our renovation such a success.
Sincerely,
Jill M. Rademacher
St Mary's Renovation Committee Chairperson

Dear Chris,

I want to thank you for your art enhancement on the interior of St. Mary Church in Westphalia, Michigan. You and all your workers worked together to make the final product absolutely beautiful. There are an overwhelming number of people who feel the same way. Since the project was finished, I have not heard one negative comment.

It has been enjoyable knowing you and working with you. I wish you success in your future projects.

In God's peace,
Fr. Cecilio Reyna

Dear Chris,

As always I am very pleased with your work. That applies as well for the many projects which you have done in several parishes of the Kalamazoo Diocese over the past several years. I appreciate not only your highly skilled artistry but also your sensitivity to many people's difficulty in accepting any change especially in their churches. Your sensitivity and tactfulness have made it easier for pastors and parishioners to appreciate the finished project. Keep up your excellent work.

Yours Truly in Christ.
Most Reverend James A. Murry
Bishop Emeritus of Kalamazoo

 

My formal education was at Kendall School of Design of Grand Rapids, and The Center for Creative Studies of Detroit. While attending Kendal I receive many top awards for my art and was published in the schools promotional book as one of their most talented artists'.

At 19 I was the youngest competitor to enter the Jesse Besser Museum's juried art show where I won second place. The following year I had my first one man art show. I have been featured in many publication for my art from magazines to news papers and TV news coverage.

I started Moran's Art Studio, Inc. to combine my love of God, passion for art history, the human form, and artistic talent in preserving and creating art for sacred places.

Phone 231 564-2890 Phone / Fax 231 369-2890 6757 Larson Rd. South Boardman, MI 49680