Colette Cosentino grew up in small town in the Midwest and has called Santa Barbara home for 20+ years. She graduated from The Colorado institute of Art in 1993 with a degree in Visual Communication. She began working in Santa Barbara as an illustrator and scenic painter for the Ensemble Theater and the Granada Theater.
This led her into a career as a decorative artist where she worked for home owners, designers and builders in Montecito, Hope Ranch, Carmel by the Sea, and Los Angeles. Her work has been shown in several design magazines including "House Beautiful" and "Cottages and Bugalows". She has worked with the best interior designers including Mr. John Saladino. Her work and paintings have commanded a celebrity clientele including former President Bill Clinton, actress Laura Dern, Ted Danson among many others.
Her niche painting historic details on beamed ceilings, fresco style murals, paintings and other details reflecting the European style of the homes and villas was a fulfilling and rewarding career for 17 years. Combining her experience and love for landscape, architectural details, interior design, and people, working in real estate has been a natural transition.
Colette is a real estate agent working alongside her mother Barbie Detmer, on the Barbie Detmer Team at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, California Properties in Montecito, California.