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Artisan of the Month
Heidi Cinker Decorative Faux Artisan

Shari Fry Decorative Artisan Columbiana, OH 44408

Commissioned by the age of fifteen for her oil paintings, Heidi Cinker’s career in art was clearly defined. It was a simple choice to make. Her path was one that was filled with raw talent, skill, and limitless possibilities.

Moving through her teens and into her twenties, she married. For sixteen years, Heidi and her husband shared a custom home building business together. There, Heidi lent her expertise and techniques to their clients. When they went their separate ways, a new chapter in her life began.

Upon separating from her husband and needing to support herself and her two children, Heidi launched Heidi’s Creative Paint Design, focusing on decorative painting.  However, Heidi also used skills from her custom homebuilding experience to do some custom woodworking, remodeling, and commercial build-outs.  That helped to build full-time work from the start.  As she progressed through the industry, she enrolled in classes with masters such as Andre Martinez, Bonnie Norling-Wakeman, Jeff Huckabee, Mike and Micki Coles, Kathy Carrol and many more.

Jeff huckabee rotunda/grottesca class

Heidi has a large client base located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her client base extends to Mooresville, Davidson, and Denver, NC, as wells as into Rock Hill and York SC. She is also willing to travel out of state for the right job.  Heidi says, “I enjoy doing commercial work because that’s where I get to create most of my murals.  But I’m happy doing both.”

As a prior business owner, Heidi understands the many facets of running a company. Continued education is very important to her. She recently enrolled in a Professional Update class, taught by Kathy Carroll, that a friend of hers had recommended. “Kathy is friendly and goes out of her way to be helpful. She’s very creative. She’s innovative in her combination of products, textures, and options in the industry. Kathy’s finishes are among the most saleable finishes in my portfolio. I sold one of her finishes within two days of finishing her class. The sample board went straight from her class to the client. They said, ‘yes, we love it,’ and that right there paid for the class,” said Heidi. After taking the class, Heidi has since ordered some products from Kathy. “Glitter and cork....the products she has that no one else seem to have.”

Heidi has many favorite clients. With her flair for creativity, a recent church comes to mind. “They gave me carte blanche. They set up a lot of environments for their Sunday school curriculum, and I got to do a lot of techniques and colors, wild creative things.” With changes Heidi attained, the Sunday school participants could feel immersed in the Bible stories, which made them excited to come each week.

When a client invites Heidi in, it’s hard for them to stop. They see what she creates and then they want more. “I created hand-painted faux wood graining over some unsightly posts.  They looked like hand-hewn logs. I did some furniture and cabinets, metallic textures, and some old-world stuccos. The house was a very European styled home. I was working in this house for about two months.”

Her imagination flies free and knows no limits when she is invited to transform a child’s room. “I like doing creative stuff for kids rooms. The sky is the limit and they do a lot of unique things. You can be creative and think out of the box. Trees popping out of walls, tree swings in the bedrooms.” What child wouldn’t want that? 

From decorative artist to fashion designer, Heidi takes innovation to a whole new level. Working with V-Mask Custom Foils, she had leftover foils from a client site. When Heidi was done applying the spare foil to her scuffed high-heeled shoes, a trendy new pair of stilettos was begging to be worn out. Could this be the start of a new fashion line?

Heidi’s business is going strong and her plans for the future are set. “I plan to keep working. Doing bigger and better all the time. Learn more techniques and expand my business. Get to the point where I can get others working with me and we can do more and more jobs.”

To learn more about Heidi Cinker please call 704.526.9479 or visit www.heidiscreativepaintdesign.com 

faux woodgrained post

 

Waves of Glitter

Jeff huckabee rotunda/grottesca class

Faux denim with pocket

Wine Cork Backsplash

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