Amy is a Minneapolis based gilder and decorative artist/designer. She has a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Fine Art/Printmaking and an AAS in Interior Design from Century College. After two years traveling Europe and Asia, she worked in art installation at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Weisman Art Museum, as well as other local galleries. In 1993, she founded Aurora Decorative Finishes LLC, a decorative painting company working both residential and commercial spaces around the US and Middle East. She studied at the NA School of Decorative Art, Chicago, took IDAL workshops and for the past 5 years, focused her skills on gilding and verre eglomise; training with instructors such as: Miriam Ellner, Lynne Rutter and Sandra Spannan. In 2016, She had the honor to work with Jensen Conservation re-gilding the Quadriga sculpture at the Minnesota State Capitol during a major restoration project. She fully enjoys being a member of the Society of Gilders and is extremely honored to be a Trustee at Large. She continues to love to travel and can't wait to gild the next available dome in Abu Dhabi.... or Kansas.
You can view her work at: www.aurorafinishes.com or on Facebook and Instagram.