Italian Inspired Bath

For inspiration, we started with photos taken of homeowner's experiences in Italy

We hand painted and fired the desired design on their choice of commercial tile, then installed between mosaic borders.

Custom hand-painted and kiln fired mural on commercial ceramic tile.

The vessel sink was painted and fired to model the back-lit onyx stone counter.  A perfect example of "Art imitating Nature"

 "Art immitates Nature" vessel sink

The room came together perfectly with custom cabinetry, vessel sink, and mural in shower.

Custom cabinetry, vessel sink, and mural in shower.

Kohler vessel sink, hand painted and fired to beautiful permanency.

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.

Open closet with Trompe'Loeil painting of Peruvian poncho and hat.

Kitchen Mural of Egyptian Lotus

Coordinating mural of Egyptian Papyrus

Egyptian symbols take you up the stairway....

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 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 - and like my Untapped Resource Facebook page, for more inspiration monthly. 763-542-1116

Hand painted table with sculpture in the background

Before beginning

Mural in progress

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.

handpainted/fired rug on tile