I Love how relief murals are a beautiful and different approach to interior design issues, show exquisite personal taste, and continually give our clients the "Wow" factor!
I was recently honored to have the opportunity to create a sculpted relief design for the Cabela's private museum entrance wall in Sydney, NE.
This sculpted wall relief is only 3" deep and achieves what we both wanted to convey with this lion scene. They also recently changed the lighting on this project, to wash over the wall, as seen in the different photos, and they are also going to soften the intensity. Here are a few sample photos I took along with one of the concept sketches. I will post better photos as soon as I get them.
I loved hearing the comments, such as: "OMG I have never seen anything like this before, I Love it", at a party she held recently! It was a wonderful affirmation !
When I started this blog page, I wanted a place where I could share my LOVE of sculpted relief art, our projects, and ongoing info. SO it's now time to live up to that and keep this active!!!
Thank you for hanging in there with us throughout these last incredibly busy years while this art form is getting more and more known, popular, and appreciated!
We are breaking ground in this field, because even though this art form has been around a long time, it has not been created in private homes and businesses to the extent it is happening now. Which is very exciting! We can honestly say that no one does this work like we do!! :-) My Sculpted Relief Art Business is a journey of doing what I love and serving my clients, which I find especially enjoyable...and it has been worth every minute, sore muscle and split finger...haha, OUCH!!
Unlike other wall applications, this work is very different each time it is created, which, while making it more valuable, can make it a real challenge, The business issues...like marketing, meeting clients, bidding & overall creating the walls is just a part of doing business, and I learn something overtime I do it.
That being said...I have been wanting to share the variety of experiences that we are having doing this work....and will post more of our experiences in the "business of doing relief art on walls"!
Here is a sample of entrance wall: before, concept sketch, and finished work...
Hi All!! sorry for the long absence and silence. Traveling and working for 2 years has been amazing and all consuming!!
From Texas to Utah, Nebraska, and all over Colorado, We have had the opportunity to create bas relief in some of the most beautiful homes and locations in the country!!
I just completed a Public Art project in the Colorado Village of Roxborough Park. It was an honor to be the chosen Artist in a competition, by their Art Committee, for a large wall in the Community Center. Here is the final piece.....
It was 30" from the floor for furniture pieces.
I will be posting more of the work we have been doing.... Have a great week!!
The Beloved and Hardworking Crew!!
Our talented Hosts, Chris and Felicia Cammack from Prairie Mountain Studios.
Yes....We have been "Rocking the Sculpted Relief"!!
More work in Beautiful Cordillera....
Angler's Mountain Ranch in Silverthorne....
And we are currently in Aspen, CO....Pictures will come soon! And Austin, TX to follow.....
Springtime is here in the Rockies...so we have beautiful days and Snow! We LOVE it!!
Have fun....Breath in each moment....Love Life!
The Best to you all!
I am teaming up with two other Fantastic Artists to bring you an all intensive Sculpture Relief Workshop!! For more info contact me...or Cindee at her email below!
We did a fun job in the middle of the night for about a week, in one of our Favorite Restaurants in Frisco, called "Boatyard American Grill"...a perfect location and rich base color to enhance the metallics on the Relief.
We got through the Holidays, completing a relief project with some new fantastic clients, who were open to creative and fun sculpted relief in their newly purchased home in the mountains.
Stay tuned for some really cool upcoming projects..... Happy New Year!!!
Happy Fall in the High Country!!!!
We are home from the Western Design Conference in Jackson, Wy where we made a splash with our sculpted relief wall sample!!
What a gorgeous place and a beautiful conference!!
We are excited to now be in our new representative location in Frisco, Colorado!! We placed a 4 panel wall sample and the Buffalo piece ,(seen on the home page), in their high end show room, so people can see, touch and purchase the work in a retail location.
They have 4 talented designers ready to serve all your decorating and designing needs, and the owners Heather Jarski and her son Andy Jarski are welcoming and informative!
The Parade of Homes!!
This weekend starts the annual Summit County Parade of Homes event in Summit County. This is our annual fundraising event for The Summit Foundation.
This year there are 15 spectacular homes showcasing the best in Summit County... in building and remodeling.
We at Norling Wakeman Studios are showcasing a variety of our relief, faux, decorative painting and mural artwork in a gorgeous remodeled home in Keystone... located at 197 Wild Irishman Road. Come by and say hello!!
Now get out there and enjoy this gorgeous weather, Fall colors, and what little time we have left, before the Snow flies!!!! :-)
Joe Wakeman & Bonnie Norling Wakeman
Here's what we are working on now!!