I have had the pleasure of working with Mark Daniels from Psychotic Air and will continue to work with him. I see in him what it takes to be a successful painter. He is very artistic and thorough with his work but he also gets the job done in a timely manner for a fair price.
Mark started painting cars when he was 15 years old for a friends Dad’s body shop. He went to College for Automotive. He has his ASE and ICAR, along with Airbrushing and Paint Certificates in all areas. He has been to several Airbrush Getaways in Las Vegas for instructional classes. He has even started teaching airbrushing and offers private lessons. He’s worked for another body shop for 15 years now but he is tired of production paint work.
Mark got into airbrushing after meeting Craig Frasier, an airbrush artist, at Waubonsee Community College. He’s been airbrushing for 4 years now and he loves the feeling of delivering the job and seeing the customers reactions.
Psychotic Air is a family and friends run business that prefers to stay small so they can give every project the attention that it deserves. They are located in North Aurora, IL. Mark is the Airbrush artist. Rachel his wife runs the office and Andy Digiovanni is the bodyman and custom painter. Services that Mark offers are: Custom paint, Pinstriping, Goldleaf, Airbrush, TruFire, Pinups (Mark’s favorite), Custom bodywork and Modifications. The turnaround time for jobs is about 2 weeks.
Mark and Psychotic Air attend many shows and local events and have raffled off prizes and merchandise for charity. He will be at the Wicked Wheels Weekend Bike and Car show in Sandwich, IL on January 10th and 11th.
Phil Hoffman from Black Magic Customs, Inc. has had the opportunity to be around some of the best painters around. He’s seen the work that Jon Kosmoski of House of Kolor who made paint for Von Duts and Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and many more. He’s had the privilege of working with Tommy “Mr. Wizard” Wade for over 20 years. He understands the base coats, pearls, candies and how to burry flames or graphics. He has had the chance to be around Mark and can see what makes him tick. Mark is very knowledgeable about paint and applications. He’s very easy to talk to, on the phone, in person or over emails. He takes a lot of pride in his work, from a small to a large job. He did a real fire paint job with skulls on Phil’s 1998 FLSTS that he really nailed and it only took him 9 days.