Denise Ivey Telep began her career as an artist, after majoring in painting at Ohio University, doing large murals for businesses and interior designers. She created an artists clearing house called “Art Solutions” in 1986 to pair up art lovers with artists for site specific projects. As a result, interior designers used Art Solutions for murals, faux finishes and customized wall art that can be found in hospitals, churches, offices, homes, and businesses all over the eastern part of the United States, including The Cleveland Clinic. She has been represented at The Cleveland Airport juried show, local galleries, and Lucas Van Leyden Gallery in Boston. Two of her works were recently chosen by the Ohio Arts Council to be on loan to the Ohio Governor's Mansion.