Mary Johnson

Although Mary Johnson has a background in fine arts, she never imagined she would be basing her career from that knowledge.  She worked in the insurance industry for 10 years, and when not at work enjoyed buying and decorating older houses.In between all the dust, she met and married her husband, Kyle.  His work
required them to move to Japan and then to China.  She quit her job, sold her property, and began studying Japanese.

Upon their return to their hometown in NE, Mary answered an advertisement in the local newspaper to apprentice an established decorative painter.  Out of many applicants, Mary was chosen, and so began her career as a decorative painter.  She learned a great deal from her employer, but decided to venture out on her own.  She attended the Chicago Institute of
Fine Finishes and The Faux Finishing School and Studio in Las Vegas. This taught her the business side of the industry as well as the decorative part.

Her big break came that following summer, when a family member, who also happens to be a builder, was showing a house in the local Street of Dreams.  He believed in Mary’s talent, and gave her a room to decorate.  That was the beginning of the business named Faux Frosting.  Steadily her business has continued to grow.  Every job is an adventure.


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