Amy graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA in Fine Art/Printmaking. After two years spent traveling in Europe and Asia, she then worked for 10 years installing artwork in local museums and galleries, including the Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Fredrick Weisman Museum and the Minnesota Museum of Modern Art.
Amy furthered her training in the decorative arts by studying with world renown instructors such as Pierre La Fumat, Pascal Amblard, and many others at the North American School of Decorative Art, Chicago and Lynn Rutter in San Francisco.
In 1993, she founded Aurora Decorative Finishes LLC and has continued to work with a talented group of fellow artisans and designers in the Twin Cites area and around the country, including major projects in Boston, Duluth and Naples, Florida.


Committed to constantly improving her skill set, Amy took a course in Decorative Arts and Stucco preparation at the Atelier de Philippe Chastel in Amboise, France, attends Salon Forever and the Society of Gilders workshops. And, in an effort to offer even more comprehensive services to her clients, she has completed an AAS Degree in Interior Design from Century College, White Bear Lake, MN.


International Decorative Artists League
American Society of Interior Design, Allied Member
Society of Gilders