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Amy Youngblood Schuermann '90 Featured in Cincinnati Enquirer

June 14, 2011

99541June 14, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — "Amy Youngblood Schuermann combined skills in furniture sales and fine art to launch an interior design business in the midst of one of the worst housing markets in decades," begins a Cincinnati Enquirer article on the 1990 DePauw University graduate. "Two years later, she’s making a go of it -- tripling her business in the first few months of this year compared to all of 2010." (top photo by Amie Dworeck/courtesy: Cincinnati Enquirer)

"I have a degree in communications and I’ve worked in the business world, so I know how to communicate and develop good relationships with my clients, Schuermann tells the newspaper. "My background as an artist gives me the creativity to come up with great designs."

Val Prevish writes, "A lifelong lover of art, Schuermann first sold prints of horses and runners as a teenager in Michigan, then painted scenes from sporting events that got her more widely noticed. Eventually she was taking on commissions for icons such 99545as Augusta National Golf Club and Great American Ball Park. Two of her paintings are on display at Augusta, and she has completed oil renderings of other famous courses across the country, including Merion Golf Club in Philadelphia and Exmoor Country Club in Chicago. She also has painted sports greats such as Barry Larkin, formerly with the Cincinnati Reds, and golfing pros Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan. Schuermann, 43, opened her own art studio, ABS, at her home in Hyde Park in the late 1990s after earning a degree in interior design at the College of Mount St. Joseph."

Access the complete article -- which references DePauw, where Schuermann majored in communication -- at the Enquirer's website.

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