Brush By Design provides the highest level of workmanship for your home or estate.  We strive for beauty and distinction in every project.​

We believe our reputation is closely connected to the referrals you'll give to your neighbors, family and friends.  Our company is fully licensed, bonded and insured.

The professionalism of our painting contractors is not only exhibited by beautiful quality painting, but also by careful estimates, extensive preparatory work and timely performance of services.  Our small-company attitude also guarantees friendliness, neatness and respect from our employees at all times.

Brush by Design proudly serves Sarasota and Manatee County.  We will entertain other locations.


Co-owner, Artist and Muralist Matthew Lemmons has over 13 years experience in the painting industry.  Matt is a graduate of the prestigious Ringling School of Art and Design.


Matt specializes in hand-painted surfaces for distinguished residences, businesses, and non-profit organizations. He has created stunning murals, elaborate and original art masterpieces and faux finishes from Venetian to Modern.

His murals include beautiful beach and marine life scenes, mermaids, old country wine scenes, reproductions of circus performances, and many other interesting and vidid scenes. As he tells his clients, "If you can imagine it, we can paint it.


His latest works feature many innovative and interesting materials from shimmering mica to holographic glass and more.


Matt has been published in SRQ Magazine and The Herald Tribune.  He also donated a mural for the Humane Society.

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Diane Kole

Co-owner and Sarasota native born Diane Kole has been honing her skills as an Artist since as long as she can remember. 


Her Love for the natural Florida environment comes through her work as an Artist. Creating her work with a strong emphasis on the Flora, Fauna and Wildlife of our natural Coastal environments. Diane has a passion for creating large original Art pieces, whether it is on a Wall, Ceiling or a Canvas.   


If you ask her how long she's been an Artist; she will say since the days of sitting at her parent's dining room table...carving all the soaps in the house into tiny Animals. That love of carving carried through her entire life.  Today, her one of a kind Plaster and Clay sculptures grace the walls of many Custom Homes, Restaurants and Medical offices throughout Southwest Florida and other parts of the United States where her commissions have taken her.  


Her paintings are done in a variety of styles; always taking pleasure in constant change and evolution.  She loves using natural ingredients in her work such as glass, crystals and stones in her paintings. 


Diane is always studying Design and color trends to stay current in the Decorative Arts world.  She strives to create seamless, amazing hand painted finishes that enhance and complement the architectural design of a project.  When it comes to looking at a project, she thinks 0ut- of-the-box.  She is adept at working and executing visions for Professional Designers, Decorators, Builders, and Homeowners.


Marshall heads an expert team of painters at Brush by Design. His team is equally adapt at interior and exterior home painting, as well as detailed furniture painting and faux artistry, while supporting the work of co-owners Matt Lemmons and Diane Kole.

Marshall graduated from the Sarasota Military Academy and shortly after met Matt Lemmons and began his journey as a Painter/Artist.

Beginning in 2016 when he first started with Brush by Design he knew he was with the right company to begin his journey. In his own words,"Matt has taught me everything I know, and once he put a sprayer in my hand I knew I’d make a career of it. My favorite things to paint are furniture, cabinetry, and the inside of your home!"

Marshall complements the talents and skills of both Diane and Matt, providing Brush by Design customers with a trifecta of skills, talents and ambitions.