Julie Norkus is a creative soul to the core. She is passionate about art, collecting, and re-purposing. Her happy place is in the well-appointed workshop & studio she daily occupies that is filled with power tools, sanders, paints, stains, brushes & supplies for any project.
After studying Art, Interior Design, and Business in College, Julie landed in the world of residential & commercial design, until starting a family in 2000. While a stay at home mom, Julie would sneak away to paint murals in friends’ nurseries and paint small canvas commissions here & there. Feeling the nudge to have a real business, Julie made the jump to painting murals and selling her children’s art at local Baby Shops in the Fox Valley area. 20 years later Julie has run the gamut from painting in many of the amazing homes in the Fox Valley area, doing one of a kind commissions, fabricating a line of custom serving trays, and several other casual living home décor items.
Her love of all things vintage inspires her easy-going style and painting of everyday objects. She keeps her paintings fresh, on trend, and not too serious.
Her art is reproduced on Tea Towels, Pillow Covers, Stretched Canvas, Loose Reprints, and various other curated home décor.
Julie currently sells her art goods online, at local shops, and at artisan markets in the West Chicago Suburbs.
Julie creates, fabricates & designs out of her studio in St. Charles, IL where she lives with her husband John, 2 daughters Paige & Lindsey, and 2 naughty dogs Reggie & Archie that are well known by her close-knit customer base.