ARIA resonated from a passion for the beauty and endurance of classic European architecture
Aria was founded in 2004 by Chris and and his wife, Michelle Lobato. Chris is an expert in architectural stone treatments, Venetian plaster application, and mantelpiece design. Over the course of his almost decade-and-a-half of utilizing plaster and limestone, the same materials used across Italy and greater Europe for centuries, Chris has developed a number of unique techniques that allow him to satisfy almost any specific look a client may request, from intricate stenciling patterns to any number of wall textures or carved stone surfaces. He enjoys experimenting in his studio to expand his range of methods and results and has taught a number of aspiring artisans to become adept with these time-tested products. Chris takes his inspiration from old world European craftsmanship and the timeless buildings of classical antiquity. He is also an accomplished opera singer.