Island oasis right here in MN-Nicollet Island that is!

A dozen years ago, my artwork was highlighted in the Travel Channel’s show “Passport to Design” featuring a facelift of this historic home on Nicollet Island.  The home is now up for sale, and the owner says the hardest thing to leave is the custom artwork throughout.  So , I decided to  reminisce and share the wonderful elements created for this world traveler:

A mural of Machu Picchu and the rainforest, complete with tiles depicting the Inca trail.
A mural of Machu Picchu and the rainforest, complete with tiles depicting the Inca trail.
Open closet with Trompe'Loeil painting of Peruvian poncho and hat.
Open closet with Trompe’Loeil painting of Peruvian poncho and hat.
Kitchen Mural of Egyptian Lotus
Kitchen Mural of Egyptian Lotus
Coordinating mural of Egyptian Papyrus
Coordinating mural of Egyptian Papyrus
Egyptian symbols take you up the stairway....
Egyptian symbols take you up the stairway….
Peruvian Symbols will take you back down... After 12 years (photos taken yesterday) they still look timeless!
Peruvian Symbols will take you back down… After 12 years (photos taken yesterday) they still look timeless!
Check out this historical treasure today!-David & Reed Aronow davidaronow@edinarealty.com reedaronow@edinarealty.com David's cell: (651) 983-6169 Reed's cell: (651) 497-5958
Check out this historical treasure today!-David & Reed Aronow
davidaronow@edinarealty.com
reedaronow@edinarealty.com
David’s cell: (651) 983-6169
Reed’s cell: (651) 497-5958

Is it real or is it….?

I love people who love art, and my recent client is certainly one who loves unique art! It all started with a special design to be painted on a precious end table. When I was invited to her home, I noticed all her wonderful unique art, especially her large free-standing horse sculpture on wheels made of wood and metal that she acquired while living in CA (behind the hand painted table). photo #1

Then on Halloween, her beautiful cat decided to jump on for a ride, tipping it, braking the sculpture in two. Not being able to repair, and wanting to immortalize her artwork in some way, she thought of her “Untapped Resource” and gave me a call.

With the cat supervising, we began to create a mural on the wall. photo #2 – #3. When finished we re-attached the saved metal pieces,  and the result was a real success!  photo #4  Subscribe to my website – SherylVanderpol.com and like my Untapped Resource Facebook page, for more inspiration monthly. 763-542-1116

Hand painted table with sculpture in the background
Hand painted table with sculpture in the background
Before beginning
Before beginning
Mural in progress
Mural in progress
FInished wall mural
FInished wall mural

Handpainted Wood/Tile Floors

We can create the look of custom borders or Trompe L’oeil rugs on any unfinished wood floor, painted before the wood floor is sealed and finished. We can also paint and fire a border or rug on any commercial ceramic or porcelain tile before installation. Here are two examples.  Remember, If you can dream it, we can do it.

Hand-painted wood floor in a custom rug design.
Hand-painted wood floor in a custom rug design.
handpainted/fired rug on tile
“Standing on a bed of orchids”

Your Untapped Resource for Custom Artwork