Our clients include entrepreneurs, corporations, working professionals, entertainers and motor sports/racing personalities.  Many are war bird restorers, experimental builders, and retired adventurers.  All are looking for that one of a kind design to suit their needs.  Working with the interior design of your aircraft or vehicle, we create an exterior design that themes or compliments the interior for a seamless presentation.  Whether you need a prototype for a corporate fleet, an innovative design on your show plane or coach, or nose art on your war bird, you have found your source for striking design and classic artwork!


Please read on for some of our client’s comments as well as press references...


Client Comments


I wanted to write and thank you for the excellent paint job on my Lancair IV, N444LF.  With your design help, the paint job came out even better than I had hoped. You did the job in the time frame you said you would, and you were very professional to work with. Please feel free to use us as a reference.
Best Regards,
Art & Sue Bertolina
P.S.  Your hospitality was
without equal!

I am the proud builder/owner of a Lancair Legacy.  John painted it for me after I had flown it for about 30 hours in primer.  The design process enabled me to work with John, choosing the colors and concept that I wanted.  Throughout this process he offered suggestions, but in the end, the design and color combinations were

mine to make.  Since I live locally, I was able to visit my plane in his shop on several occasions during the painting process. During these visits, John explained each phase of the work and what it entailed. He also kept a digital photo record of each step and later burned me a disc of all shots.  Working with John, who is the consummate professional, was easy, and the final product is spectacular.  I highly recommend him to anyone who has a custom painting project.


Phil Groshong

My brand new Raven came out even better than I had imagined!  John did a fantastic job of developing the design and color selection using his digital design computer.  The scale model and actual color painting/rendition he created gave me a pre - paint  job look at the helicopter before he even started the project.  The whole job from start to finish was a pleasure, and John documented the entire process for me in my absence with my digital video camera.  I created a video of the whole process which can be viewed on YouTube.  If you want something special, and creativity and quality are your goals, I highly recommend Artistic Aviation for your project.


Before we even started the project, John referred me to Hillsboro Aviation in Oregon to help me with my special avionics needs.  Together, the two aviation specialty operations coordinated the completion process on my new R44 Raven ll helicopter.


Bruce Taylor



The paint job you did on my motorcycle is absolutely amazing!  You’ve given me my dream of scuba diving and the beauty of the underwater world permanently captured on my tank, and for that I cannot thank you enough.  Wherever I go, whether it’s to a major bike event or simply stopping at a convenience store for water while out riding, it always draws a crowd and comments on how awesome the paint job is.  The sun rays coming through the water look so real, and the fish and dolphin appear as though they could just swim right off the tank.  The bike has won 3 first place awards in various bike shows; one being a “Best of Show” voted on by the people who attended.  Everyone absolutely loves the paint job on this motorcycle.  I only wish you could be around to hear the wonderful praises you as the artist have gotten from all who see it!!  Dreams really do come true … thank you SO very much!
Press References
Villa Air flyme Inflight Magazine - June 2014 - "Creating the Flying Whale Shark"
EAA Sport Aviation - June 2014 - "The High Art of John Stahr"
General Aviation News - January 1, 2013 - 'American Angel'
Airbrush Action - Nov/Dec 2012 - 'Taking Airbrush Art to New Heights'
Airplanista - an aviation related blog by Dan Pimentel - May 1, 2012
General Aviation News - October 14, 2009 - 'Maid of the Seas: An Ocean Inspired RV"
Auto Art Magazine - May/June 2007, pg 14 - 'High Adventures' 
EAA Sport Aviation - July 2005, pg 26 - 'Skin Deep'
    Please note that there is an error in this article that was corrected in a later issue...the owner was misquoted as saying that it took six weeks to complete his paint job.  The job was located in a shop that we traveled to over the course of six weekends to complete.
 Auto Art Magazine - Sept/Oct 2002 - 'John Stahr - Master Craftsman' 
Soaring Magazine - August 1996 - Cover Art 
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Contact us: jstahr@stahrdesign.com -or- 541-954 2085 (cell)