Business Enterprises and Passions

Nicolas Ray working carpentry businessWelcome, to all my enterprises and business passions.  It is a New Year and decided to try out some new formats. Please let me know your thoughts or ideas on how I can improve the performance and layout of the site. In order to protect you, my guest and clients, I have implemented a coding system and password on each post. Also, no personal information is stored on this blog.

Pigments Painting – Stamford, Ct

Pigments Paint Logo by artist Nicolas RayFine interior and exterior painting with an emphasis on preservation and restoration of your home. With thirty years of painting, carpentry, and specialty finishes, Pigments is so much more than just a paint company with new services always in the works. Call for some brainstorming ideas and free estimates.  Read More

Smash Tee Shirts and Graphics

Smash Tee by Artist Nicolas RayMy passion for graphics has led me to create Smash Tee Shirts and accessories for every age under the sun. Love to create and more importantly sell my creations. In business for about five years and sales are not slowing down. Don’t get me wrong, this a full-time business that is just crazy fun that sitting behind the computer for hours utilizing Photoshop and Illustrator doesn’t seem like work. Read More


The GoShops on Etsy

The GoShops on Etsy by Artist Nicolas RaySpecializing in Photography and handcrafted wood projects ranging from small doors, longboards, and birdhouses. Etsy is the perfect forum that offers a beautiful assortment of vintage, handmade, and original pieces of artwork. The Goshops has always been one of my top favorite websites and one that I tend to hold on to. Just recently I have been more focused on developing the brand. The results are beginning to show and with great feedback.   Read More


The GoShops on Ebay

The Goshops on Ebay by artist Nicolas RayCurrently, with a 100 percent rating and 331 praises from customers, Ebay has been my little side project for many years. Researching what my options are to go full force in 2017. Developing a brand name is a challenge with any new online business and one has to figure cost associated verses profits or losses. My main issue with Ebay is the very steep pricing structure so the need to find something that is low cost and high profit to offset the overall cost is a difficult task.  Read More


New Services
Image restoration by artist Nicolas Ray

Image Restoration Old Photograph

The original image was in very poor condition with peeling, fading, and the beginning signs of mildew. The image restoration took about an hour to complete. Using Photoshop I saved a copy thus retaining the original image, just in case the process was unsuccessful and needed to revert back. The original resolution was also very low, … Read more

Pigments Painting Tree Bookcase Project

Tree Bookcase Project

The latest project that is in the works and is in the design stage. The plan is to create three trees that will hold some books, cherished objects, and also act as a very unique coat rack. The tree bookcase project will be stunning once completed and installed. Using MDF board which is very smooth … Read more

Happy Customers of Nicolas Ray and Pigments Painting

My Clients Are Even More Happy Now

On January 1st of 2015 a new service was added to Pigments Painting that has yielded fantastic results for my clients, and has saved hours of time, fuel, and reduced paperwork. The use of online invoicing is nothing new, but when its combined with a 10 percent discount for using the service, my customers have … Read more

Smash Tee Shirts by Nicolas Ray

Smash Tee Domains Purchased

Very pleased with my latest domain purchase of and with an appraised value of over $3000 at this very moment. This now makes my current domain holdings 142 which is a bit shy from last years number because sold off a few. Have decided to actually develop Smash Tee and make it a … Read more

Pigments Painting Award by Nicolas Ray

Pigments Painting Receives 2015 Best of Award

Pigments Painting Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pigments Professional Painting Receives 2015 Best of Norwalk Award Norwalk Award Program Honors the Achievement NORWALK March 11, 2015 — Pigments Professional Painting has been selected for the 2015 Best of Norwalk Award in the Painting Contractors category by the Norwalk Award Program. Each year, the Norwalk Award … Read more