I’m Wendy Watson CDA (Certified Decorative Artist), the owner of Wendy’s Red Door Painting Studio and Collectibles. I have been hooked on Decorative Painting since I learned my first comma stroke in 1984! Since that time I have had the opportunity to paint and teach wherever we have moved.
I have been a member of the Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) since 1986 and have held membership, served and taught in many regional chapters in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Texas.
I served on The Board of Directors for SDP for five years, one year as President. I currently serve as President of the International Museum of the Society of Decorative Painters (IMSDP) Board of Trustees. I have served and chaired multiple committees and in 2019 I was honored to receive the "Distinguished Service" Award for service to SDP.
I have taught Decorative Painting for over 30 years and would love to introduce you to a new passion! Yes, you can do it! You have more artistic talent than you think! Check out my current class listings and give it a try.
Decorative Painting as defined by the Society of Decorative Painters as “… a diverse art form that utilizes a variety of techniques and nonfunctional surfaces. Contemporary decorative painting is a teachable art form because of the systematic method that is employed. The use of either pre-drawn or freehand designs allows a high degree of success without academic training or inherent drawing ability. ” “The scope of contemporary decorative painting is boundless, incorporating styles and techniques of the past, adapting these to the trends and materials of the present, while at the same time developing the decorative art heritage of the future…” www.decorativepainters.org
Decorative Painting includes everything from hobby/craft to fine art in all painting mediums. There is something for everyone!