Living a life of design has always been my niche. I fell in love with combining the art of the story and personality to create the perfect look for characters. In fact, I worked on multiple Emmy award winning television shows during my 25 years as a Costume Designer. After retiring from the film industry, I was ready for a new challenge. Now I bring antiques back to life.
The way I see it, each piece requires something specific, that perfect formula that will highlight the beauty within. I see that potential and work to resurface the splendor each piece once displayed. But this takes education. Being mentored by a renowned artist, I earned my Certification in Old World Finishes and European Finishes. I have studied art history, furniture restoration, furniture age, wood identification, and leaf gilding.
I have applied my history and design background to many mediums, including Venetian plaster, fabric, Eglomise, handmade wallpaper and I have learned trompe l’oeil from a Disney artist. I continue to learn to make sure that I have all the skills to compliment every piece.
My passion for this work is broad. My design and history background aides me in creating unique, one of a kind looks.
My paints do not contain any VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and they are safe for you, your children and pets.
I live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, three dogs and my rose gardens.