Tell Your Family or Business Story With a Hand-Painted Mural
A mural will reinforce your business or add value to your home
Be unique. Be original. Show your warmth and add atmosphere with a hand painted wall mural.
Corporate Wall Murals – Our wall murals are hand painted and one of a kind! They will express your warmth and the benefits of your brand and values to your clients and staff. Tailored Artworks’ high quality wall murals for business focus on creating beauty, reinforcing your brand and solving spatial problems.
Understanding brand identity design – Sharron Tancred’s background of 23 years in advertising and corporate Graphic Design helps her to design wall murals for your corporate or residential space. Your corporate wall mural may include signage components to provide both excellent value and a point of difference. Sharron Tancred also has certificates in Interior Decorating and Colour Psychology, which has brought Tailored Artworks to the forefront of Australian mural design for business and the home.
Residential wall murals – A mural custom designed for your home will link to your landscape and interior design so that when you go to sell your home, the mural has created an asset. Murals for TV walls are a definate asset add. A one day mural ic comparable to hangign wallpaper but, you won’t need to also add art.
Our easy wall mural design process – A customised wall mural is easier to design and implement than you might think. Typically Sharron only needs 2 hours at your Art and Decor Planning Session, to design, sample colours, measure and quote. From there, your mural design is digitally created in the studio for your approval or it’s drawn on the spot when your big day comes! Your wall mural will be hand painted in Resene and twice sealed with a no or low VOC varnish.
Tailored Artworks are guaranteed to match your space and be loved or we will amend it at no extra cost to you.
Latest art commissions
>> ‘Blackboys’ Mural
Client Brief– Don and Lorraine’s architecturally designed canal front home at Mooloolaba is an impressive open-air spread graced with desert themed gardens inside and out. They knew the foyer, two bedrooms and the TV Wall being focal points needed attention. Don desired red and more neutrals; Lorraine, more colour! Both thought a canvas alone would fix the giant TV Wall… not so.
Our strategy – Because TV and TV cabinet configurations create difficult proportions, TV Walls are best treated as one big canvas for a stunning, balanced result. Sharron muted and saturated the home’s existing colour palette into two textural foyer artworks that she then connected stylistically to the 7m x 3.4m TV mural. Sharron painted the mural in Resene Metallics in such a way as to create a true work of art. She very unusually allowed the paint to dribble, short for far away, longer for the upper foreground clouds creating an upbeat style and the illusion of space. Metallic paints being translucent show any brush/sponge marks – a difficult aspect Sharron manipulated to its advantage with rope like marks resembling that of the lounge room’s rug.
The outcome – A balanced TV Wall and beautiful colour palette that delighted Don and Lorraine and a work of art that, through uniqueness and themes will increase the home’s value by it’s abundant Wow! factor. See Specialties, Theme for the other artworks.
>> ‘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 until she worked on the long TV wall… it just stayed looking cluttered and bare! Out one day at Expo, she booked a planning session with Sharron to fix it once and for all!
Our strategy – TV Long walls are hard. Here’s the secret, create groupings of furniture and accessorize them individually, formally i.e. symmetrical centered layouts or informally which is asymmetrical. Hanging lots of little things around your TV is going to create clutter. All those accessories and pieces of furniture and small shapes on the wall will fight. Sharron’s solution for Marion; a simple wall mural of trees to bring the outside in, create the illusion of depth, feeling of calm and… define the groupings of furniture. When Marion moves, the mural will be an asset to her home.
The results – Marion spent the day painting with Sharron, learning much about art and saving a couple of hours costs. She loves the results her hand painted mural commission has created for her living room, gave a glowing testimonial and referred her friends to us.
>> Forest Edge Apartments – Forest Flowers Mural
Client brief: Karen who was project managing the fabulous Forest Edge Apartments build at Chermside West, decided that a hand-painted mural on its four-story pool and BBQ area wall would create a high quality and feminine style statement. She wanted something geometric and flowing, what to do?
Our strategy: At appointment Sharron researched geometric floral designs for Karen and found a beautiful folk art pattern that met the brief. To keep the budget to $1800, Sharron invited Karen to help; she would draw the design on and paint the outlines and details, Karen would fill them in!
The results: Hand-painting a mural across four stories of scaffolding, 30meters wide, is no small feet, but the job was completed on budget and in one day. The results could be seen clearly from the carpark, creating immediate appeal to ladies looking for a new nest, hit the mark and the apartments have started selling fast now in late 2016. A great result.
>> ‘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, this space was about positioning the furniture under and inside of a cabana structure so David could look out to a soothing beachscape, a concept which has created depth and the illusion of a much larger space. The height of the sand bank for the TV wall’s ‘Pandana Mural’ has not only embedded the furniture down into it but de-emphasised the furniture, creating a cosy, intimate space. A natural colour palette has breathed freshness into the room while painting the mural over the blinds has completed the illusion.
The outcome – ‘Sharron I would like to thank you for the excellent job you have done in my pool room. Right from the outset you were very professional in everything you did and all of your ideas were very good. I would highly recommend Sharron and would have no hesitation in using her custom art service again. Once again thank you for the superb job you have done for me.’ David Roberts, DJ Roberts Construction.
>> ‘Red Bull’ Mural – Splendour In The Grass Festival, Byron Bay
The brief: Andy Irwin from Super People contacted Sharron 7 days before the due date. He urgently needed an artist to hand paint – not spray paint – his graffiti-inspired Japanese street cafe in just two days flat, to compliment Red Bull’s performers stage at The Splendour In The Grass Festival, Byron Bay. Andy was drafting his design en route to the festival which was in itself in construction so anything could go wrong.
The strategy: And it did! Being outdoor Sharron had to forego her time-saving projection technique, hand drawing Andy’s 3M x 15M design. The promised helpers were high school show volunteers, whom Sharron art directed and cleaned up after and in between rain showers, the one wobbly ladder high enough for the job was shared with others – but teamwork prevailed. Finally, Sharron drove back to Brisbane, exhausted while Andy’s team hung streetscape props ready for the party that night.
Results: Queues increased from the last show and Red Bull’s sales increased by a third!
>> Matty Moos – 6 Children’s Boutique Wall Murals
The brief: Hand paint wall murals to create step back in time themes: Enchanted Forest Playground, 1950’s Beach Scene for beachwear and faux finish change room area; a Carousel Scene with over the door signage featuring the existing horse and the owner’s/artist’s children wearing shop fashions.
The strategy: After research, Sharron painstakingly created a Disneyesque style painted in the client’s corporate colours. The project took design time plus six solid weeks of painting.
Result: “From our first initial contact – Sharron’s professional and creative approach was refreshing. We required our store to be warm, distinctive and classic and to reflect truly our desire for a child’s space and this she has captured this beautifully. Her dedication and professional commitment to our shop have been exemplary, and her murals – magical.”
Katie Siver, Manager, Matty Moos 2008
>> ‘Kerry’s Village’ Mural
The Brief – Kerry, who is slowly renovating her 1960s brick home, is a florist and loves different things. Kerry wanted a hand painted mural to complement her unusual two colour kitchen and inspire a new splash back.
Our strategy – Through consultation a French Quarter in Vietnam where Kerry once worked evolved as a relevant theme, while a contemporary classic line drawing style with bold spot colors added a touch of class and funk that met the brief.
The outcome – A terrific and unique result painted in just one day. Our Interior Designer, Sandra Dara from New Leaf Design Studios, can quickly help Kerry with her splash back, flooring and decor selection.
>> Doctor’s Surgery Mural – The Children’s Lung and Sleep Specialists
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. He decided on a flowering gum tree in a Winnie The Pooh style.
Our strategy: Sharron included a textured tree house and suggested hanging a few native parrots in the air as a bit of fun! A ladder also engaged kids imagination by leading their eye from the bed to the tree house, ready for adventure
Results: ‘I am very happy with the mural. Several families have commented on how good it looks and it certainly adds to the professional but child-friendly environment. I have had one child even try and climb into the cubby!’ Dr Scott Burgess, The Children’s Lung and Sleep Specialists