Hello! My name is Sarah Pederson and I am a professional mural artist serving La Crosse and 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.

Three life-sized wine barrels are painted in perspective on a flat wall under a countertop in a residential home. The middle barrel features my client's name, and appears to be branded into the wood.
Trompe l’oeil Wine Barrel Mural… Can you tell what is painted and what isn’t? That’s the beauty of trompe l’oeil.

Recent News

I want to congratulate Cari Vawter and Tracie Weir as the newest Board Members for IDAL (International Decorative Artisans League)! It was such an honor to be nominated and I want to extend my deepest gratitude to each and every member who placed their votes for me. I truly appreciate your support! I am excited to soon join IDAL’s social media committee. I would love feedback from our members on ways we can improve our organization. Learn more about being a member at www.decorativeartisans.org!

My latest mural is a trompe l’oeil badge for Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. It is 3′ in diameter and painted to look like an actual badge with silver and gold. It is located in the new Justice Center in Sparta and you can view it during regular business hours, or during their grand opening near the end of September!

In July I was honored to meet with Heather Armstrong of WXOW News 19 and be featured in her “Everyone Has a Story” Segment. We visited a small sample of my murals in Coon Valley and La Crosse, and my customers took time out of their busy schedules to speak with Heather about their murals. Thank you, Heather, for the wonderful story!

I have had a productive year so far with other local businesses. This year I am the “Official Artist of the La Crosse Loggers” after completing a mural in their new P&P Pro Shop at the Copeland Park and Events Center. I also painted a 9′ tall wine bottle and large glass for DNA Vintners. They make delicious cranberry wines and other amazing flavors! You can purchase their wines at many local grocery stores. Looking for a luxurious claw foot tub? I painted a design from Ann Sacks on a beautiful Kallista tub for Gerhard’s Showroom / First Supply. You can see it on display in their showroom at 106 Cameron Ave. in La Crosse.


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!

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