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Westfield Faces of Northlakes

Westfield Faces of Northlakes

A mere flyer stand resulted in this fabulous job for Westfield North Lakes located in one of North Brisbanes swankiest suburbs. The clients came to me a mere 9 weeks in from their grand opening date, requesting a public art solution for an entry hallway.

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Queensland Thermo King Map Mural

Queensland Thermo King Map Mural

Terry Cubit said of his hand-painted map, ''When we commissioned the painting I wanted something that showed the unique qualities and diversity of our country. We have visitors from overseas as well as interstate.  So, it has been very gratifying to listen to their...

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Ray White Woody Point Corporate Foyer Mural

Ray White Woody Point Corporate Foyer Mural

Sometimes, a real map just doesn’t say enough or look right.  In business, you may want to show your interstate or overseas clients topographically positioned points of interest in your local area that will be relevant to them. Additionally, you’ll want a stylish vibe...

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Avoid your new home build or renovation looking ordinary and add a point of difference, interest and appeal with built-in art themes tailored to your home.

Avoid your new home build or renovation looking ordinary and add a point of difference, interest and appeal with built-in art themes tailored to your home.

A designer point of difference is often found in things that are not yet trendy, but in forward-thinking design that can merge with both classic and on-trend styles. The Mural Shop offers homeowners creative and thematic ways to express style and personality relevant to your home’s location, architecture, landscape style and mood to create your point of difference.

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Home renovation statistics and how to do a budget home renovation

Home renovation statistics and how to do a budget home renovation

Did you know that roughly every houses get renovated? The Brisbane Home Show report for September 2019 stated that 28% of their visitors were looking to spend over $100,000 on their renovation, build or home upgrade and that 50% of these visitors expected to finish their project within the next 12 months. Statistics like these create a positive outlook for the renovation industry if you are pondering rendering your home.

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Interview on Ants Talk Podcast

Interview on Ants Talk Podcast

"'I love getting into people's heads to draw out their story as Customised Artworks that fix decors according to the rules of interior design, colour psychology etc.  I also design and install murals that solve problems for dementia - stopping residents from wanting...

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7 ways your home decor can feel more loving

7 ways your home decor can feel more loving

We all want to feel at ease within our family home, and proud to welcome guests. Home decorating is where you show that you love and are loved, but unless you want to surround yourself with hundreds of photos of the kids—a trend now well out of date in interior...

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Boys and Why Blue is Best.

Boys and Why Blue is Best.

Boys are the men of our future, and we need them to be leaders, truthful and strong- not “poor me”. As women, we respect men who are caring and empathetic, even in touch with their feminine side, men who communicate rather than keeping it all in and men who can think...

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What skills can art teach children?

What skills can art teach children?

Do you have any memories from preschool? Many remember wearing an art smock and the smell of paint as you stood in front of an art easel with a paintbrush in hand. Have you ever thought of why parents treasure their children’s art so much? Art is the unrestricted...

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How to solve the newly wedded décor clash

How to solve the newly wedded décor clash

Newlywed decor clashes happen all the time.  You meet, fall in love and hold off on moving in together untill the time’s right only to discover your tastes in décor somewhat clash!  And, it does happen, a lot.  You may find that you love modern and edgy and he wants...

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Sydney Morning Herald story

Sydney Morning Herald story

Creative pursuits like painting and performing may be fuelled by passion, but that’s not usually enough to convert them into lucrative careers. People wanting to make a living based on their art are up against limited income potential, plus competition with many...

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How to declutter and balance

How to declutter and balance

Home clutter can feel overwhelming, messy and out of control. Decluttering doesn't mean eliminating the most prominent objects, but the smaller ones! Clutter in a small space causes less overall space for movement and feels closed in.  Know that the more significant...

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Six Ways Your Home Decor Can Feel More Loving

Six Ways Your Home Decor Can Feel More Loving

We all want to feel at ease within our homes, and proud to welcome guests. Your home is where you show that you love and are loved, but bar surrounding yourself with hundreds of photos—a trend now well out of date in interior decorating—what tactics can you use to...

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How to maximise space in your small family home

How to maximise space in your small family home

    Multiple bedrooms and a sprawling backyard is the Aussie dream for most families. But in today’s housing market affording what you want (or as much space as you think you need) can seem like a faraway dream. Living happily in a small home doesn’t have to...

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Resin Art

Resin Art

Glass Resin Glass CoatingOur Glass Coating service is in Brisbane. Glass Coating is a two pack resin which adds an incredibly high gloss finish and thick protective coating to canvas artworks.After careful preparation, the effect is like seeing your art through ultra...

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My Super Duper Fab Art

My Super Duper Fab Art

  >> The brief: Colleen wanted to encourage her son as well as give him an artwork for his bedroom that he would have for all time.  We sat down, ready to be inspired by 10 year old Aemon.  >> Our strategy:  Aemon wanted to be...

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Children’s Portrait commissions

Children’s Portrait commissions

 One of the things we love to do is to add energy to children’s portraits! Your child’s portrait, be it a baby, toddler, child or teenager can match your decor and be any size that suits your space. Like all our artworks, we can also arrange...

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Family Portrait commissions

Family Portrait commissions

 Sharron’s happy to take your photo for you at an appointment or arrange for one of our photographers to professionally photograph your family. You can also purchase a CD of the photos taken for the occasion. We will choose the best image for the...

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Kids Fantasy Face Portraits

Kids Fantasy Face Portraits

 We all love our children and want them to have the best in life, full of rich experiences that we enjoyed, and more.  The outcome we all desire is a confident child who knows their place in the world; a child with big dreams and the self-belief...

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Pet/Animal Portrait commissions

Pet/Animal Portrait commissions

 Just like our family, pet/animal portraits are created to enhance your space. They can also involve the use of Colour Psychology if you want a certain feeling. Our pet/animal portraits are a fabulous work of art in their right.Animals are a...

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Children of the Sea

Children of the Sea

 >> The brief: Kelly and her retired police officer husband came from New Zealand to build a new home at Bracken Ridge to be closer to their grandchildren. Kelly needed new living room furniture and decided to use a Tailored Artworks...

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Life On The Meadow

Life On The Meadow

 >> The brief: Tony and Pat sat in on Sharron’s Home Show talk and booked there and then. Like so many, they also wanted to start with art. The brief for their home on the meadow included replacing their African theme with a contemporary...

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Blue Trees

Blue Trees

 >> The brief: Ex airline hostess Marion had battled loss and terrible sickness while trying to decorate her home. She had beautiful taste, loved nice things and wanted her worries and create a home that felt carefree. All was going well...

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Fishermans Friend

Fishermans Friend

 >> The brief: Ming has a 1950s home at Taringa where renovations will improve its value dramatically. After sitting in on one of Sharron’s Home Show talks, he realised that art was indeed a great start!>> Our strategy: The design...

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Aim High! Be True!

Aim High! Be True!

 >> The brief: Matthew and Lytia wanted their 5-year-old son Max also to experience a confidence-boosting Private Kids Art Workshop like his older partially deaf sister’s session. This day had arrived! The goal: an artwork that Max could...

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David’s Hideaway

David’s Hideaway

 The brief: David, a builder from Murrumba Downs with 167 houses on the go, wanted his pool/media/games room to transform into a 1950’s Noosa-cum-Hawaii inspired space where he could picture himself surfing at the beach.Our strategy: To Sharron,...

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Two Flow

Two Flow

 >> The brief: Debbie and Alex have been using a complimentary palette, full of natural textures to decorate their home with items from their travels, but the large hallway wall stood bare. The couple determined that art, personal to them...

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Activation

Activation

 >> The brief: Julie booked an appointment to create art for her new home’s stairwell cavity that would complement her other three workshop artworks, but this time, she wanted her two boys to experience it, and, she wanted to use the...

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Life’s A Circus!

Life’s A Circus!

 >> The brief: Police officers Tammy and Ian live a busy life with their three gregarious girls, Grace 12 and twins Lauren and Victoria 10. The family buys, renovates and sells homes, so with their busy lives and the girls’ auditory...

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Fiordland

Fiordland

 >> The brief: Beachmere resident Christine plans big things for her colonial cottage by the sea. She dreams of infusing it with French Provincial accents, memories and a natural colour palette featuring her favourite hue, Red Orange. She...

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Cool Change

Cool Change

 >> The brief: Maree O’Shea from Interior Balance commissioned art for her HIA Award Winning Home of The Year at Mt Gravatt East.>> Our strategy: With a budget under $1000 Sharron used Free Flow paints that require watercolour...

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Home

Home

  >> The brief: 8-year-old Phoebe lives a magical life secluded within the clouds and trees of her mountain home. Being home schooled, her family look for enriching relevant experiences like this. The brief was to inspire vibrant...

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Doctor’s Surgery Mural

Doctor’s Surgery Mural

  >> The brief: Dr Scott Burgess’ practice, The Children’s Lung and Sleep Specialists, has a lovely corporate identity and interior design, but his treatment room needed a softer atmosphere to take his little clients’ minds elsewhere....

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