Hello! My name is Sarah Pederson and I am a professional mural artist serving La Crosse, WI and the surrounding communities. I place a high priority on painting what YOU want on the walls of your home or business. My passion is to create realistic, trompe l’oeil (meaning: to fool the eye) artwork, but I can paint in a variety of styles to suit your preferences, as well as your budget. Whether you have a specific idea in mind or need help developing an idea, I will work closely with you throughout the entire process. I want you to be completely in love with your unique, one-of-a-kind artwork.

A whole note is painted in the music staff. Piano keys curve out of the note, extend in an arch and end up vertically along the music staff. Shadows make the keys look like they curve toward the viewer. Mural located in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
The artist with her trompe l’oeil keyboard, painted at First Ev. Lutheran School in La Crosse, WI, 2017.

Recent News

I am excited to have completed several murals featuring the flora and fauna of La Crosse at Gundersen Health System in their Pediatric Hematology Oncology Department! Special thanks go to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for funding a grant that made this project possible. I hope my murals will bring joy and calm to these incredible kids and their families.

A male and female wood duck sit on a log and rock while a baby duckling floats in the water in front of them in this accent to the main mural.
A pair of wood ducks with duckling in Gundersen Health System’s Pediatric Hem/Onc Department, June 2019.


Thank you to the Westby Area School District board, principals, and staff,  for allowing so many of my murals throughout their school district over the last several years. I’ve painted murals in Westby Elementary, Westby Middle School, Coon Valley Elementary, and the Middle School Commons (Westby Area Performing Arts Center ~ courtesy of FAFWA.)

A realistic robin sits on a branch that is viewed through a trompe l'oeil window in the cafeteria at Westby Elementary. Branches extend into the distance, and also into the room with shadows.
Detail from tree house mural in Westby Elementary School, August 2019.


If you are considering a custom mural to bring your walls to life, please be aware that I am booked ahead approximately 5 – 6 months. Please contact me soon to get the process started, as there is a lot of preparation that takes place with consultations, sketching, research, and planning before painting even begins. Thank you to everyone who is keeping me busy!

Want to learn more?

You can browse my website to learn more about my background in painting, how I determine the price for each project, and to see my portfolio. I specialize in painting murals, but I also take commissions for fine art on canvas. You may also enjoy watching time-lapse videos of my murals. If you have more questions or are interested in a commission, please contact me today for a free consultation. My list of commercial clients can also be found at the bottom of my contact page. Living in Coon Valley, I primarily serve La Crosse and surrounding communities in Wisconsin’s coulee region but am willing to travel. Thank you!

Welcome to Sarah Pederson's fantasy artwork.
Let me transform your children’s playroom into a magical adventure!