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.

Recent News

I am excited to be painting several murals at Gundersen Health System in their Pediatric Hematology Oncology Department! Special thanks go to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for funding a grant that makes this project possible. I hope my murals will bring joy and calm to these incredible kids.

With the Gundersen project, travel plans, and many other special projects, I am booked ahead approximately 6 months. If you are thinking about having a mural painted, please contact me to get the process started, as there is a lot of preparation that takes place before painting begins. Thank you to everyone who is keeping me busy!


Two of the trompe l’oeil murals I painted in 2018 were for my alma mater, the Westby Area School District: an inspirational mural for the Middle School, and a mural commissioned by the Fine Arts Foundation of the Westby Area. The FAFWA mural is located in the middle school commons and works its way toward the Star Dressing Room for the brand new Westby Area Performing Arts Center. That mural includes the names of 100 Extraordinary Women who pledged donations in memory of Carmen Armbruster.

I am incredibly honored and humbled that the Las Vegas Portrait Project selected me as an artist in 2018. I joined 57 other artists who volunteered their time, talents, and materials to honor those who lost their lives in the Las Vegas attack on Oct. 1, 2017. I painted a portrait of Jack Beaton, who died a hero protecting his wife on their 23rd wedding anniversary. Portraits were on exhibit Sept. 17th – Oct. 19th, 2018 at the Clark County Government Center in Las Vegas. Following this exhibit, all portraits were given to the families.

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. I do update my blog periodically during current projects or to talk about past projects, so check that out if you are interested in learning what it is like to be a mural artist. 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. Living in Coon Valley, I primarily serve La Crosse and surrounding communities in Wisconsin’s coulee region. Thank you!

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