I'm Mimi....your Atlanta custom muralist!
After my kitchen design career took a turn due to the economy, I was faced with a chance to make a change! Artistic my whole life, I had always painted murals as gifts for my girlfriends for their baby showers. After 2 of my best girlfriends got pregnant within a few weeks of each other, I was getting pretty good at this mural thing! After complete my latest nursery mural project, my mommy-to-be friend walked in and saw her son's room for the first time and exclaimed, 'You should charge!' A light bulb went off in my head, birds sang, clouds parted... and the idea for Mimi's Murals was born! Within a few weeks I was in business!
I started my little one-(wo)man show in September of 2009. (I just turned EIGHT! Woohoo!) It has been one of the most fulfuilling endeavors of my life! I know it sounds cliche, but it's true: if you do something you love, you'll never work a day in your life!
Now... what to call it? My oldest nephew, now 21, couldn't say my real name... and I was determined to be his third word. Mama, Dada, Mimi!! Seemed like a natural fit to name my little company Mimi's Murals, as it is so personal to me! (true story: I had a 2 year old client who insisted on calling me Nana. Her mom explained to me that she has 2 grammas... Mimi and Nana... and she knew I had a gramma name, she just picked the wrong one!! Nana's Murals... nope, doesn't have the same ring to it!!)
I have always had a passion for decorating and interior design.
As opposed to many artists, who enjoy just the creative part, I truly enjoy all aspects of my business.. from the marketing and sales, to the planning and execution of a project. I have a keen eye for color and layout (thanks to my kitchen design background). I really look at a room as a whole, often reconfiguring furniture and educating my client as to the best layout. I am a perfectionist, sometimes falling into the OCD category... at first it was very hard to mesh 'artist' with 'OCD'... but in the end I have found it to be a real perk... 450+ murals later, I have developed a true style... I like pristine, clean designs, and not a drop of paint anywhere! =)
I take great pride in my work and hope you will enjoy living in it as much as I enjoyed painting it!
I am completely self taught. As a child, I was always artistic, and I LOVED doing projects for school because I could whip out my markers and pipe cleaners! My room was always a disaster, as I saw an artistic use for everything, from a piece of string to a half sheet of construction paper! I never realized that my love of all things crafty could lead to my calling!
I live in Milton with my wonderful husband and three awesome step sons. We are constantly in the middle of an art project... even converted the formal dining room into our ART ROOM!
I am honored to be able to do something so fun and fulfilling for my career!
I hope you can see my passion in my work. I look forward to creating a perfect space for you!