Ralff and Sons Testimonials

A few nice words from our clients. Thank you one and all.


Ann Flannery–Cundy's Harbor, Maine

Marie was the very best choice to paint a mural for me. She approached the large project with her vast experience and keen intuition, producing truly a masterpiece that is so personal to me. Marie is fair, efficient, hard working and shows the utmost respect. A pleasure.

Heidi Gerquest–Interior Designer, Yarmouth, Maine

As an interior designer I have worked with Marie for over twenty-five years. We have worked on projects together all over the country. Along with her work being impeccable, she is dependable, timely and fun. I would recommend hiring her to anyone.

James Light–James Light Interiors; Interior Designer, Portland, Maine

Marie has saved my butt more thana few times. When a client asked for the stairs to her new attic bedroom to be all oak and the contractor didn't quite hear that and made oak treads and white risers she was devastated. Marie came in and made it all perfect!  Marie makes everything she touches better!

Barbra and John–Falmouth, Maine

We are so happy with Marie's beautiful, joyful work. Her results are always breathtaking.

Barbara G.–Portland, Maine

Marie Locke first came into my life almost 20 years ago when I hired Marie & Liz Moberg (Ralff & Sons) to create beauty in my home with their amazing talent as Artists and Decorative painters. Marie’s talent creating Painterly Patterns, Creative Color Arrangements, complementing my Collections and most importantly a Living space that I call my Safe Harbor, my Sacred Space, my Home.

Marie gets 6 out of 5 for EVERYTHING she’s done for me!

Drew H.–Portland, Maine

Working with Marie is like working with an artist and an architect in concert. She understands what will transform a space, brings you along through all her considerations, and then finishes with a better, richer solution than you had even half hoped for.

Jan Robinson Interiors–EcoHome Studio, Portland, Maine

I have had the pleasure of working with Marie on several jobs. She is extremely easy to work with, creative, and I always know that my clients are going to be thrilled with the end result of her tremendous talents. She has a great eye for color, and design, and I am glad to have her as part of the team of professionals I call on regularly.

Lucian and Marie–Portland, Maine

Marie was a joy to work with. She is talented, creative, and full of great ideas and suggestions that made our project that much more enjoyable. Her work is inspired, and we look forward to many more projects in the future.

Summer Island Workshops

Alison N.–Scarborough, Maine

The workshop seems like it happened a long time ago, like it happened yesterday and like it’s still happening. For me, all aspects were great.  I loved the work, the food, the people, the setting. Personally, I enjoyed Daniel as an artist/maker/person. I learned a lot from him and his message about finding a narrative is very powerful for me. Being in Ashley’s presence was a Crazy great gift. Sensing your deep roots on the island was very special. A sense of place and home is such wealth. I’d do another workshop one arises.

Nanci G.–South Portland, Maine (She has been attending every summer art camp since 2009)

Wonderful, well-organized, excellent instruction, great food, fabulous congenial company. I also love Little Cranberry Island and the Baldwin House.