Our founders, Merry and Emily, met at the Soybean Pit in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and merged their dreams together to form Wet Paint Chicago.

Emily Pruyn

Co-founder of Wet Paint Chicago. Emily Pruyn attended Fenwick High School and Villanova University. Her passions include photography, creative writing, longboard skateboarding, the ukulele, cooking, and birds – specifically the American Robin.

Merry Grace Liberti-Ruiz

Lifetime resident of Bridgeport Chicago. Self taught Artist specializing in refurbishing found furniture with an Artistic flare, mixing glass tiles and paint to create a one of a kind piece. Abstract Artist works with Cork, Metal, Glass, and Wood. Founder of MerWear jewelry and clothing line.“My goal has always been to bring Happiness to others through Art and Music.”