Anne Heisler didn’t learn the intricate painting skills she uses as a muralist the traditional way.
She picked them up working for about 15 years as a cake decorator after dropping out of college.
“It’s been a huge help for me professionally because restaurant industry jobs, kitchen jobs, are very fast-paced,” the 39-year-old Humboldt Park resident says of her cake-decorating experience. “They teach you to work very quickly.”
She put that to use on a recent mural commission that brightens a viaduct at 47th Street and Archer Avenue in Archer Heights on the Southwest Side. Hired by a neighborhood group,