Anna Krop Decorative Art creates custom and personalized wall and furniture finishes for commercial and residential clients. She would be happy to hear from you.
Anna began her artistic journey at an early age, secretly experimenting with her new watercolours on her grandmother’s wall… it was her calling from the beginning.
Anna attended an art-focused high school and later Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Poland, where she graduated with a Master’s degree in Fine Art. Growing up in Europe gave her the opportunity to observe and study historical painting techniques wherever she went.
She has traveled widely across countries celebrated for their artistry, such as Italy, Spain, France, and Austria. Finding inspiration from the best museums, galleries, and architectural masterpieces that the world has to offer, Anna’s style has become very versatile and skillful. Since moving to Calgary, Alberta in 2007, Anna graduated from Mount Royal University with a two-year certificate program in Interior Decorating, which has become a natural extension of her design services for her clients.
Artistic walls are her passion and she especially loves how they engage with architecture. By exploring materials, colours, forms, and an eclectic combination of both contemporary and traditional finishes, Anna creates a unique visual experience in any space. Her work is prolific and extensive. With over twenty-five years of experience, Anna has worked with many mediums, including: lime plaster, venetian plaster, metallic plaster, gold, copper and silver leaf, glaze, metallic foils, chalk paint, acrylics, water colours, and more. She can take any project from concept to execution.
Every project is different, every client is unique, and Anna loves a challenge.
Every project is a new adventure for me. I strive for clear communication to make sure that we are on the same page, well-informed and excited about the project. Sometimes my clients have a strong idea about what they are looking for, and other times they don’t. Both paths, or even something in between, are fine with me. I am here to help and make the road to a beautiful new space a fun and easy ride.
Whether embarking on a wall mural, plaster finish, custom painting, or any other creative project, my first goal is to always listen to what you have in mind. Sometimes it's not easy to articulate your feelings artistically. Over the years, I have developed a talent for reading between the lines. Furthermore, I have an extensive collection of samples and pictures to draw inspiration from. Together, we will figure it out ;)
Once we have decided what applications you love the most, I create several new samples that are unique to your vision. Even more exciting than the samples are the images that I create of the project, photo rendered into your space. It makes a big difference when you can actually see the design in your space before the magic happens. During the application, small adjustments can be made if needed. You can trust that the process leading up to the actual work will be carefully considered and the vision we settle upon will become a reality.
It is important to know that when working with walls, especially in open concept interiors, you need to be aware of your lighting, views from around your space, and overall scale. You must follow your intuition. The extra effort will make your design even better!
It is so precious to me to leave a bit of my soul and artistic vision with you. Helping create something that is a true reflection of who you are is the most rewarding part of my work.