Thank you for joining us again on our blog that features community living in Plymouth, Canton, and Northville MI! So happy this week to have Ellen Leigh guest blogging with us. Ellen is a professional mural artist and the owner of Ellen Leigh Interiors. We thought you would enjoy learning about this talented lady whose business is located in beautiful Northville, MI.
In Her Own Words
I can take your dreams for your home or business interiors and make them reality with hand-painted wall murals and custom-designed finishes. My beautifully unique artwork can pull together any room and make it special.
I am Ellen Leigh of Ellen Leigh Interiors. I am a professional mural artist. My ideas, depth of skill, and style set me apart from my contemporaries. With my strong and diversified visual arts background, my work is well-studied, yet has an expressive and impressionistic style.
With over 16 years experience, I have built the skills and versatility that enable me to produce a large variety of murals and beautiful designer finishes. With mural styles as simple as cartoon characters for a child’s room, all the way to painterly landscape murals that make you want to walk right into them, I can bring the right mix of color, design and excitement to your walls.
A Lifetime of Creativity
Many people have asked me if I have always been creative, and the answer is always “YES!” Most of my earliest memories revolve around drawing, painting and crafts of many kinds. I always seemed to be using my vivid imagination to create a unique and beautiful reality, in whatever media I chose- clay, paint, fabric, paper, or crayon.
At an early age, I showed talent as an artist and at one teacher’s urging, my parents made sure I was exposed to extra art classes and that my gift was supported all through my education. I studied at Wayne State University, received a degree in Fine Arts and Interiors in 1979, and spent many years as a commercial interior designer. I have been producing quality, hand-painted murals and designer finishes since 1997 when friends began requesting my work after seeing the artistry in my own home. The word spread.
Projects Meet Wishes of Clients
Today, working full-time as an artist, I have a lengthy client list of both residential and commercial projects that have come primarily through referrals. My Interior Design background enhances my abilities so that I can create a finish or mural that can pull a whole room together or create the perfect focal point. Largely self taught, she has also taken several classes in decorative finishes and murals through the years to enhance her skills as an artist and businesswoman.
Each project is designed with input from my client, and is created to reflect their personalities and interests, becoming as individual and unique as my clients themselves. Murals can be designed to reflect the history and interests of the entire family, including the pets. Such unique artwork becomes a wonderful warm focal point for the home and in several instances has even become the selling point when clients decided to move on to a new residence.
She’s a Local!
Born and raised in Livonia, I currently reside in Northville MI where I have my home studio. The entire area is very art-friendly and I enjoy participating in the “First Friday” experience as both an artist as well as a resident of Northville MI.
See Ellen’s Work and Contact Her
Ellen works throughout southeast Michigan with commissioned works nationwide. More of her work and additional information can be found on her website by clicking here and in her blog by clicking here. Contact Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 734.420.5393 for a personal consultation or original artwork.
Thank you, Ellen, for joining us this week as our guest blogger!
Now you know who to turn to in the area for your custom artwork! And don’t forget that when it comes time to buy or sell a home, we here at The Bittinger Team are ready to meet your every need. We look forward to speaking with you – never anY obligation – whenever you are ready! Give us a call at 734.459.2600 or email at email@example.com .
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