Merilee Sawusch has been painting all her life, and stenciling for 30 years. She is a member of the Stenciling Artisans League, Inc, founding president of of the Lakes Artisans Chapter, and member of the Northern Illinois Stencilers and Stenciling Round Table chapters.
Merilee is also a member of the Society of Decorative Painters, The Windy Brushes chapter, the Illinois Prairie Painters, and the Stencil and Decorative Artists Guild. She teaches stenciling classes and also creates custom murals and furniture pieces for clients.