About the Artist


Mural painting, Movable Murals, Faux finishes, and Decorative Painting


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When Emida Roller says that art is in her blood, it’s not a figure of speech. She had the good fortune to be mentored by her father, the renowned Nigerian artist Solomon Irein Wangboje.

Emida remembers sitting at her father’s feet as a very young girl, watching him create his masterpieces in his studio. She never considered any path other than following in his footsteps, and developed her own unique style along the way.

After high school, Emida received her formal training at the University of Benin, Nigeria, in Fine and Applied Arts. Always the adventurous one, she left her home country and family behind to complete her studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, obtaining her Masters of Fine Art (MFA) and a Masters of Art (MA).

In 2004 Emida started her mural painting business, Wall Designs by Emida, LLC. The buzz about her work spread quickly, and since then Emida has painted standout murals for both individual and commercial clients. She’s also painted numerous homes in the Madison Area Builders Association Parade of Homes.

Another area that she finds rewarding is teaching art. Emida taught in Verona at New Century Charter School, and infused her classroom with her trademark enthusiasm. She also brought in artistic elements from her native Nigeria and travels to diverse places including Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Quito, and Paris. Emida’s classroom is truly a global one.

Emida is one of the lead artist at Dane Arts mural Arts (DAMA) here in Madison. http://daneartsmuralarts.org/#what-is-dama

When she’s not painting murals on site, Emida can often be found in her home studio or spending time with her husband and four kids. You can find out more and view more of her work at her Facebook page.

Wall Designs by Emida specializes in creating custom mural paintings, faux finishes and decorative painting tailored to your style and taste. One of my goals in painting is to hopefully create what I call the “Wow! Factor” (i.e. when people walk into the room, their first expression is, “Wow!”). Another goal of mine is to create something unique and personal for my customers. Most people consider this a “qualitative investment” that reaps benefits for years to come, mainly in the enjoyment you derive from it.

If you have a general idea I’ll help you turn your vision into reality. For a free consultation and estimate contact me through the Contact Me page.

Thank you for visiting my website, God bless.

Emida Roller

Wall Designs by Emida, LLC., Madison, WI