A professional artist for 25 years, Jeff Walling's passion for art began early in life, inspired by his grandfather, a self-taught artist and his uncle, a high school art teacher. From Michigan to the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida Jeff's academic training established his career as an artist.
As project manager for an international company in decorative arts Jeff demonstrated his versatility and ability to include trompe l'oeil, murals, handmade wallpaper and faux finishes represented throughout the United States and abroad.
A year long project at the Grand Masonic Lodge lead Jeff to be the recipient of the1994 Craftsmanship Award from the Baltimore Building Congress and Exchange for his faux marble and mahogany paint finishes and gold leafing through the Grand Masonic Lodge of Maryland's Activity Center at Bonnie Blink located in Hunt Valley, Maryland.
His enthusiasm and autonomous desire to create lead to the opening of WilderAnn in 1995. Diverse in media and technique Jeff's unique style has reached a wide range of clientele. From the execution of large and small-scale murals, fine art or decorative painting Jeff keeps a refined balance between the taste of his clientele and his own style. His vast experience offers an endless array of possibilities through murals, tromp l'oeil, venetian plaster or fresco, sculpture, commissioned art, restoration, gilding or stenciling.
Jeff's art design and expertise keeps him creative and inventive. He holds himself in high standards and is well reflected in the quality of his work that can be seen in commercial and public spaces to residential and private places to include:
- Grand Hyatt Wailea and Stouffers Wailea - Hawaii
- Ambassador Residence, Couples Resort - Jamaica
- Ginza Tokyo Hotel - Japan
- Ranchos Los Palmas Marriott - Palm Springs
- Ritz Carlton Development - Jupiter, Florida
- Private Residence - Bermuda, Mexico, Atlanta, Illinois, New York, UK