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

This year I’ve painted two trompe l’oeil murals 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.

In May of 2018 I completed a trompe l’oeil mural inside DnA Vintners brand new wine tasting room. There are lots of ways to interact with this mural, so come taste some of their delicious cranberry wines at 1223 Caledonia Street in La Crosse and take fun photos to share with friends!

I am incredibly honored and humbled that the Las Vegas Portrait Project selected me as an artist. I join 57 other artists who are volunteering 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 will be on exhibit Sept. 17th – Oct. 19th at the Clark County Government Center in Las Vegas, with a Public Reception on October 4th. Following this exhibit, all portraits will be 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!

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