Gary Lord (born 1952) is a Cincinnati, Ohio-based faux painting performer and teacher. He owns a decorative painting business, Gary Lord Wall Options and Associates Inc, and is the founder of Prismatic Painting Studio and ItsFauxEasy.com, a video-based faux painting teaching site. He has been teaching faux painting techniques for higher than 25 years via seminars, DVDs, the Internet, and best-selling books. He has also appeared upon hundreds of television segments demonstrating faux painting and decorating techniques. From 2002 - 2013 Gary's operate has won a total of nine National 1st area Awards for Best Faux Finisher of the Year by the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America and by the American Painting Contractor. He with was named to the top spot by American Painting Contractor for Who's Who in Decorative Painting in America in 2007.
He has written five books It's Faux Easy, Mural Painting Secrets for Success, Great Paint Finishes For a Gorgeous Home, and Marvelous Murals You Can Paint. Simply Creative Faux Finishes.
He is a regular contributor to several national and trade faux painting publications including The Faux Finisher, The Decorative Painter, Profiles in Faux, American Painting Contractor, Faux Effects World, P.W.C., Paint Pro, Artistic Stenciler, The Artist Magazine, Artisphere, and Architectural Living.
Lord is a regular guest on HGTV's Decorating With Style and has appeared upon PBS's Paint Paint Paint, Discovery Channel's Christopher Lowell Show, D.I.Y., Around the House, Home Works, and The Carol Duvall Show, as competently as many local shows/segments featuring faux painting.