Bio for Amy Ross: Amy is a designer and color consultant servicing the northern Chicagoland area. PCS partners with Amy as she ably assists our clients in selecting colors to suit their individual styles and needs. Amy can help select livable, exciting fresh palettes that can flow through each individual’s home. With a background in fine art painting, Amy has a keen eye for color and a great understanding of the effect colors can have in transforming a space. Amy is the Associate Director of Dandelion Gallery in Waukegan, Illinois. Her artwork is prominently displayed throughout our region.
Meet the artist; Carmen de la Mano European born and educated Carmen began her formal artistic training in Spain. She arrived in America in the early 1990’s in San Francisco, the city where she completed her Masters of Fine Arts at the Academy of Art University. Through the years, Carmen has participated in the prestigious San Francisco Decorators Showcase, and her work is on display in homes from Tiburon to Atherton as well as in offices and storefronts throughout the San Francisco metro area. Carmen currently resides in Highland Park, IL where she has already received significant recognition of her work. Her constant search for new techniques and artistic growth has taken her to creative adventures including projects such as decorative finishes, art restoration, chinoiserie, venetian plaster, glazing of ceilings/walls, gold leafing, murals, and wood graining. Carmen’s work can be seen in majestic mansions, exclusive hotels, and trendy restaurants worldwide.