Founded and operated by Eldridge Rawls, MA. Employing Asheville residents, Abstract has been beautifying Asheville neighborhoods for over 10 years.


All of our employees are craftsman, community residents and have a wealth of experience. We do not employ temp workers or exploit our labor. We excel at painting and the services directly related to painting.

Our Painting Services


Interior and Exterior House Painting

Fast and Easy. Our Airless/Air Assisted spray equipment allow us to complete projects quickly and efficiently. Our process allows us to be competitively priced and on budget.


Pressure Washing

Removes dirt, mildew and mold from residential and commercial buildings, decks, sidewalks and driveways.


High End Architectural Finishing

Complete and in-depth. For discriminating clients we offer a lifetime of color and painting experience. Eldridge Rawls has worked for some of the most talanted furniture manufactures and builders. His techiques can produce quality and history in every project.


Color Selection and Matching

Guidance and help. Choosing the colors is difficult. Let The Abstract Painting Company help with color selction and matching.


Minor Home Repair

Some projects require a little extra work before the color can be applied. We can help with small repairs like water damage and finish carpentry.


Plaster & Lath Repair

Many homes have wood lath with plaster. When needed, we can apply new plaster to match the existing wall.

Experienced Leadership

Eldridge has had a brush in his hands since childhood. His mother was an artist and encouraged Eldridge to take up painting at an early age. Eldridge went on to study at VCU and UC Davis where he earned a Bachelor & Masters of Fine Arts. He founded an antique restoration company which he ran for several years. In the 80s, Eldridge moved to New York City to pursue an art career where he was featured in several gallery shows in New York and Europe, while also working as a high end finisher and master colorist for Juan Paul Viollet.

Let us know what you need.

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When I’m not painting houses I’m painting huts.