SOS- artwork help!

A client of mine recently moved into a condo that was converted from an old Church, St.Monica's.  It's pretty amazing & the architects did a beautiful job of incorporating details from the original church into the house.  Her kitchen island is the original altar & the place has sort of a modern-Gothic feeling.  (Don't worry, the altar was deconsecrated first!)   My client fell in love with the house & its history and she was thinking that it would be special to have a prayer to St.Monica hanging somewhere.  We need an oversized piece to float above some low shelves in her study/ dining room so we were thinking it could be the perfect spot for the prayer. 

{something like this piece above...  Room by Muse Interiors}

I was thinking even that if it could be hand printed/ painted in a sort of edgy printing it might look cool too.  Here's what's going on in the house furniture-wise:

{The page to the left is for the study/ dining room and the others are the living room.}

So.. my S.O.S to you is-  do you know anyone who does this sort of thing?  (Can make an overscale handwritten piece of either wood or canvas?)  I know so many of you know great artists on Etsy or some of you are even artists yourselves, so if anyone has any course, I'd love the help.

Thank you!!

Anyway, hope you had a great weekend!!

**UPDATE*** Thank you so much for all of the emails & comments with info on artists!   We've gotten over 50 leads so far & we will be reviewing and passing on the information to our client who will be making the final decision.  I'm blown away by all of the help & all of the talented people out there.   I can't thank you enough!!  (And I have NO idea how we are going to make this decision with all the beautiful choices out there now!!)

xoxo, Lauren

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37 comments:

Thirty-Five, Forty said...

Hi Lauren - The artwork in that picture is by artist Matthew Heller. I have been coveting his work for years! He has a website where you can purchase his work. Hope this helps. Susan

thanh said...

Hi Lauren, I am a huge fan or your work! You might want to check out http://posterscanvas.com/(etsy shop is: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Artistico)

From the owner info, it looks like they can do personalized typography art as requested. hope that helps in your search!

Low Tide High Style said...

Lauren, I have a friend here in southern Maryland who could do it. She hand paints things on old barn wood. But I was also thinking that if someone could create the image, you could have it printed on to metal. I did that with several of my images and I love how they turned out. You can email me at kgwhouse@gmail.com, If you want any more info.

Kat :)

Heather Day said...

Hi There. I am a painter myself but I would recommend the artist Francine Turk for text specifically. www.francineturk.com

Heather said...

Looks really cool, and what a great space to live in. It would be really easy to do in Photoshop by layering textures on text, and then just printing on a canvas. It wouldn't be hand-painted, but it would be a much less expensive way to go.

Peggy and Fritz said...

Also, google Sugarboo Designs - I love their stuff - they make pillows and beautufil wood pieces. They are based out of Atlanta.

ThisLittleMomma said...

Here are the two that I have looked into before! Good luck!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/74789460/personalized-faded-greys-lyrics?ref=sc_3&sref=sr_741e2a7b419bf59bf12916bae94ffceef796d256c00d9d2cc49a8e98d048af2d_1326128120_14089579_word

http://www.etsy.com/listing/85763150/modern-baby-nursery-art-kids-playroom

Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

I know the perfect artist. Here is his site. He has been doing this kind of work since I knew him 50 years ago.

http://www.artsofine.com/vonn/

Let me know if you are not able to reach him, and I will do what I can.

Nancy said...

Looks like you're on the right track with responses for your SOS...blogs are fantastic tools!
Looks like a fun project. Hope all is well with you!

Nancy
www.powellbrower.blogspot.com

samantha Montoyo said...

Call Marian at Miss Mustard Seed Blog...she does amazing signs

Tawna said...

While there are lots of suggestions already, Sarah from www.diddledumpling.blogspot.com does amazing transfer images onto furniture and other "wood" items. She might be an option too!

xo,
Tawna

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

OOOOh You already recieved a great deal of responses!! Looks like a great house....show us the whole shebang!!

Dianne said...

Lauren, i am an artist from N.C. A retired art school teacher doing free lance work now. I would be happy to do it for you if you want to go the handpainted way on canvas.
The suggestions above are all good ones too. :)

diannedballard@gmail.com

Sonya S said...

Here is a site from another blogger who does similar pcs in wood, look at her site. She will do custom work from what I have seen on her site===
www.susieharrisblog.com

I do not blog, but I follow yours, hers and others.
sonyalong@hotmail.com

Lorri said...
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pve design said...

You could do this on canvas with some great stencils.
love the look.
pve

Caroline said...

Go to the blog meohmy. She does these on wood handpainted georgous!

http://meohmymama.blogspot.com/2011/08/wood-stained-art-beths-place.html

Sarah @ The Ugly Duckling House said...

House of Hepworths just recently posted that she's creating her own word art now. She may be able to help. http://www.houseofhepworths.com/

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

You may try emailing Sue over at The Zhush since it is her living room. I am sure she could point you in the direction of who did hers....just a thought. Sounds like a fabulous place....and love your selections!

Andrea Johnson said...

I'm not sure if this one is already mentioned but Geezees Custom Canvas through Etsy does this and you can pick your font etc... I am thinking about having one of these done for a playroom I'm working on.

Andrea

www.frommylivingroom.blogspot.com

Trista Hill said...

Hi, Lauren! I just love your blog and always look forward to each post. I saw today that you are looking for a painted piece for a client's renovated space. I see you've got a lot of responses!

I make floorcloths and hanging floorcloths from canvas and would love to help out. I understand that it involves painting text! You can see examples at the following links:
http://www.tristahill.com/FloorclothGallery.htm
http://www.tristahill.blogspot.com/2009/12/done-deals.html

Thanks so much, Lauren, and I look forward to reaading more of your posts!

catie said...

i have seen the beautiful work done by dianne ballard. i own one of her pieces & i highly recommend her.
(her comment with email is above)

Hello Lover... said...

I love work like this - very similar to what Molly Simms had in her published home. I have so many quotes that I really love. I'll definitely be watching this post for a few days for the recommendations!

Clare Christine said...

I just happened upon your blog and I am a new follower! Sounds like such an interesting project, best of luck on the search and I'll let you know if I have any artist/etsy friends that can help you. I hope you have a wonderful week and Happy Monday!!
Toodles,
Twirling Clare
http://twirlingclare.blogspot.com/

Revival said...

Sorry if this has been suggested, but did you try Anisa at www.milkandhoneyhome.com?

Style Never Sleeps said...

Hi Lauren,
I have an interior design firm in NYC but know a great artist (also an art teacher) who actually has done some fantastic work for me. I will tell her to contact you directly, but I can definitely give you a glowing recommendation & more info on her. My email is paola@styleneversleeps.com

H Young said...

Hi, I love your blog, visit it daily. Sorry to post from my own blog but you could definitely accomplish a large art piece like this for under $150. See http://peardownliving.blogspot.com/2011/07/bus-rollsubway-sign-project-check.html .

Tulip and Turnip said...

I second the comment about Nicole from Me Oh My. Her block print handwriting on wood is absolutely gorgeous, and I think it would look spectacular in the room.

http://meohmymama.blogspot.com/2011/08/wood-stained-art-beths-place.html

jamielutwo said...

Hi Lauren,

I recently ordered a hand pulled letterpress print for my nursery. I love the unique aged patina effect that letterpress can produce. Worth checking some of these out...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/85669190/nursery-art-letterpress-block-print?ref=cat_gallery_5

Elizabeth said...

Lauren,

I would love to see what you have made! I think that the art work sounds wonderful!

I am inspired and excited by the photos you have of the furniture for the room.

Have a great day! Elizabeth

The Zhush said...

Hi there, I thought I would chime in with my two cents since this is MY LIVING ROOM on your blog today! :) What a fun surprise to see this show up in my reader! Anyway, as others have already pointed out...the artist is Matthew Heller, I think he only does song lyrics, but you never know!
Good Luck!

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Tery H said...

I am probably to late but check out Simple Thoughts blog...today she is featuring a follow blogger who makes signs. They are beautiful. Plus they are offering a discount

Julian Blasco | sofas piel said...

Your suggestions make me feel good feelings, harmony of colors seems to me a perfect combination, I blog a while and I have many ideas to share with my friends, jobs, especially with my friends in the decoration and architecture.

The Kramer Angle said...

Definitely my friend and fellow dealer Molly Strong at Chartreuse and Co. In Buckeystown. She takes salvaged wood and transforms it with paint using client quotes, images, etc.

Check out Molly's website by googling
Molly Susan Strong

(darn I don't have her website handy right now!).

Shelly said...

I make them. You can check out a sample at http://stungbybeans.blogspot.com/2011/04/office-project.html. Email me for pricing etc. coffman.shelly@gmail.com.