IDAL Instructor Biography
Margaret von Kaenel
Margaret von Kaenel has a degree in Fine Art from the University of California. She has been professionally trained in the decorative arts through a variety of trade schools: Florenceart, Florence Italy; The Decorative Arts center, St. Louis, MO; Faux Academy, O'Fallon, IL; NASODA, Chicago, IL; Koch Brothers Studio, St. Louis, MO; and Royal Design Studio, San Diego, CA. She has also traveled to France, Italy, Morocco, and Spain for a variety of painting projects. Margaret is a member of the International Decorative Artisans League (IDAL); Metro Artisans Guild — the Missouri IDAL chapter and founding president; the St. Louis Artists Guild, Art St. Louis and the international group SALON Forever. Margaret's portfolio specializes in murals, trompe l'oeil, and custom textural wall finishes. She also paints in oils – plein air landscapes and portraiture.
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