Adrienne Wannamaker, long time, eminently successful professional decorative finisher and plasterer serving the Portland/Seattle and Silicone Valley/Bay Area markets sometime ago realized that there was really no single source supply house that offered high quality texture and plaster products, tools, training and advice and service to both the professional and other finish applicators in the Northwest.
Fortuitously, a small Portland supply store became available. Adrienne realized that Chromatix at 220 SE Alder could become the genesis of a much more complete single source store for their profession that could offer complete lines of paints, plasters, tools, training, etc. Thus during the Summer of 2011 the hope and dream became a reality in BRUSH & TROWEL. There the professional applicator, designer, architect as well as the do-it-yourselfer artisan can find everything including classes, sample displays, advise, referrals – all in one pleasant professional environment.
Adrienne hopes to share her pride with the trade in their newly redecorated and well stocked operation many times in the future.
An artist with passion, and a vision for what works in her industry. A native Oregonian, Wannamaker established BuenaVista – Faux & Décor Painting in 1998 to satisfy her drive to create individualized living spaces utilizing unique combinations of custom colors, diverse textures and interesting surfaces for her clients. She thrived and become noteworthy and successful with her business. The launch of Brush & Trowel is the culmination of decades of professional experience in the field, working with clients and providing outstanding service. Now she can provide a service to her industry and peers in a showroom retail setting and provide outstanding products and resources… “This is the store I wish existed when I got into the business. When the opportunity to launch a retail location materialized, I knew this was the next step in my career.” In addition to her passion of faux and décor painting, Wannamaker creates framed art in compilations of “things she loves”. Currently residing in Portland, her professional and artistic work can be viewed in residential and commercial spaces all over Oregon and northern California.