I’ve always been drawn to art and display. At age five I was blowing through my six-color Crayola paint sets at the rate of one per week. By elementary school I was tagging along with my mother to watch her set up exhibits at the museum where she worked. When I completed studies at the University of Illinois, I joined the design department of Paper Source in Chicago making samples and styling products for images used in catalogs and on the website. I later moved to Madison, Wisconsin and continued working in visuals: merchandising clothing and accessories pages and putting together themed assortments for Shopbop.com.
After the birth of my daughter, I retired from corporate life and opened an online shop of mostly Gocco prints. Witnessing the enormous popularity of handmade marketplaces and design-made-affordable publications like the sorely missed Domino made me realize there was something missing from the experience of shopping for art online: the “wow” factor that inspired display adds to the equation. I saw an opportunity to bring the two together.
Art Wall Online was born of my desire to marry my love of art with my background in display and visual merchandising. The Art Wall Blog was started to share this love but it also encompasses other areas of design not found on the website. Basically it's open to anything that inspires me, be it: fashion, craft, animation, home decor, people, shopping, eating, gardening, music, traveling.... I'm not creating any barriers for myself. Please enjoy!