Mandy & Greg Walts
The artist, Mandy Lee Gates Walts, (MLeeWalts) was born in 1976, in Syracuse, New York and is the eldest child of James and Colleen (Cooper) Gates. She resides in Upstate New York, near where she grew up and attended school, with her husband and three children, ages 22, 18 and 12. Mandy proclaims that her unique diversity in the art field is attributed to the wide range of study that she was fortunate enough to obtain as a young student. Her study extends as far back as into her middle school years through independent classes and skill building. She also attended the Oswego County BOCES Technical school in Mexico, New York, where she earned a certification in Graphic Art and Illustration. Her extended training was developed even further while attending the Art Design Program at Cazenovia College, although an artist typically finds their best education through experience and exploration of their own creative passions.
Mandy has developed these skills and artistic creativity through many of her applications and expressions at places like: Walcutt Art Studio, Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, Young At Art Childrens Museum, the Palm Beach Zoo, Doctors And Dentists offices, Restaurants, Hotels and private residences. She has been working as a professional artist for the last 16 years. Her work can be found primarily on the east coast of the United States from as far south as the state of Florida to the north in the State of Maine.
In addition to her work on site, Mandy, and her husband Gregory, have successfully opened and maintained their own online retail store which specializes in custom designed and created art work for individual and/or corporate purchase. Together, their creative skills and unique ability to see and create art from discarded and rejected materials, reclaimed wood, antique & distressed items, has sparked worldwide interest in owning eco friendly art and décor from their very diversified inventory and special design.
The husband and wife team also specializes in Murals, including 2 and 3 dimensional custom design, Faux finishing, tile and stone work and creating unique customer specific treasures from reclaimed materials. Their artistic expression and motto for their company and their art speaks for itself WASTE NOT RECYCLED ART.
Mandy and Gregory invite anyone interested in custom, eco friendly art, to challenge them for your special project.