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:
Custom mural, hand-painted and fired on designer's choice of ceramic, is a unique addition to this wonderful kitchen.
"Sheryl Vanderpol is an artist – an artist who listens to her clients. Throughout the planning and creation process, Sheryl listened, talked and collaborated with us to create the perfect mural for our new kitchen. We have always been fascinated with European street scenes, and have a special fondness for Italy. With that in mind, we wanted to experience this in our home on a daily basis. Through our descriptions and conversations, she interpreted the unique qualities of an Italian plaza (piazza). She was able to capture the overall feel of what we wanted, while paying close attention to unique details. The creative energy Sheryl brings to the entire process is contagious and inviting. She receives that creative energy from working with people to paint artwork that belongs especially to them as individuals. Sheryl is gifted and talented – a delight and inspiration as an artist."
Jane and Roger Bona July, 2012