Laura Spinner A 1989
Running For: 2018-19 Nominating Committee
After graduating from the school of art, I started a decorative painting company that specializes in murals and faux finishes. In my experience, establishing a career in traditional fine arts comes with its challenges for all who choose this path. However, for more than 16 years I have been painting on walls, floors, ceilings and furniture. Most clients approach me unable to express what they envision most often saying, “I’ll know it when I see it”. I help them “see it”.
A few of the clients and projects I have worked on include the Princeton Theological Seminary, The Marshall Field Estate at Caumsett for the Designer Showcase House, BHDM Design, Molyneux, and the UJA. A major commission of mine in Orient, NY was featured in Architectural Digest this past fall.
I worked with students from the International High School near Union Square on a volunteer basis to give them the experience of creating a mural by brainstorming and collaborating on an idea and working with them to bring it to fruition. It has helped teach them that they have the power and ability to bring a concept to life.
Drawing on walls has always been a fascination of mine, and to those of you with young children who have this desire; get a magic eraser at your local supermarket and quietly encourage them.