Meet Sharron Tancred, Artist, Graphic Designer, Interior Decorator, Colour Psychologist and Art Tech Innovator.
Hi! Ever since I was a kid, I wondered what art is and what art does. Yes, I was weird. Still am : )
Since 2006, through my other company Tailored Artworks, I was doing hand-painted art commissions and wall murals, graduating to cosmetic renovations in 2015 for residential, corporate and aged care.
While exhibiting at over 20 Brisbane Home Shows, people would mention to me that properties were starting to look very similar. As did my designer friends and celebrity designers like Shaynna Blaze. It appeared to be a worldwide trend. Because, everyone from real estate agents to homeowners were believing they should play it safe. Home Show visitors also asked me for lots of Art Finishes that I didn’t have.
Colour Psychology and practical environmental design are essential to my design approach. So, I decided to work on ways to bring back our Age-old beliefs in the Importance of Art in Architecture. The result is The Mural Shop’s stunning range of products for walls, doors, glass, ceilings and pools inside and out. Soon, floors. What does art do? It delivers a sense of well-being into a home an creates your point of difference.
It’s my dream to get more art built into everyday spaces. In this way, you improve your mental health through wellness architecture, or biophilic design. I want to encourage Spec Home Interior Designers and DIY renovators to start with art and then allow it to inspire your decor, indoors and out! To achieve this goal, I’ve made my decorative building products affordable for everyone.
I truly hope The Mural Shop’s architectural design finishes online will inspire you. If you need some interior design help, check out our budget-friendly building and interior decorating packages page. Because, a fresh eye is always a good thing!
As mentioned, I didn’t get into solving problems for Aged Care because I have a loved one with dementia. I don’t. I decided to help because I felt offended by the designs you have inherited and how they are forcing you all to live. I felt that I had found a purpose in life. Have a look through my history to see how its lead to now chatting with you!
1984 Clayfield College Senior Art Award
1986 BA Illustration (2 Yrs) Queensland College of Art
1987 Diploma Graphic Design (Traditional) & Commercial Art Training Center (CATC) & Gold Award for Illustration & Graphic Design
1996 Diploma Graphic Design (Digital)
2002-04 Silver & Gold Australian Catalogue Awards for Illustration of Grape Liquor Markets Catalogues
2003-05 Artworks sold at Auctions
2006 Certificate Interior Decorating
2006 Highly Commended Award, “the most innovative and emotionally engaging business” Pine Rivers Shire, Small Business Success Story Competition
2007 Certificate Colour Psychology
2008 Won Door Disguise project with Spiritus Aged Care, Taigum
2008 Nominated, Best New Local Business
2009 Highly Commended Award, Regional Arts and Culture Achievements Award
2009 Won Mural project with Queensland Health’s, Cooinda House
2009-2017 Exhibitions, Courier Mail, Sunday Mail, Brisbane Home | HIA Expos
2009 Published articles on Art in Décor:
Courier Mail, Sunday Mail, Home Show Magazine, Queensland Homes Magazine, North Lakes Messenger, Quest Newspapers
2009 Won first Aged Care project with Queensland Health
2010 1st prize, Retail section, Pine Rivers Quest Business Achiever’s Awards
2010 Nominated, Regional Achievement Awards
2011-2022 Professional Member Queensland Interior Designers Association and the HIA
2011 Won 1st Door Disguise project NO 1 with Regis Aged Care Group: Kuluin
2012-2017 Public speaking:
“How Art Works with the Rules of Interior Design” at Queensland Homes, Brisbane Home Show
The Build and Design Centre (South Brisbane)
Queensland Building Designers Association
Moreton Shire Regional Libraries
Commercial Art Training Centre (CATC)
Art Land, Queensland Interior Designers Association (QIDA).
2012- Won 2nd-5th Door Disguise Projects with Regis Aged Care Group: Melbourne and Wellington Point
2013 Won 6th Door Disguise Project with Regis Aged Care Group: Yeronga
2015 QLD HIA Awards Finalist
2016 Won Door Disguise Project with McKenzie Aged Care: Buderim Views
2016 Won 1st Door Disguise Project with Blue Care Kenmore
2016 Won 3 Door Disguises with Blue Care Rothwell
2016 Won 2nd Door Disguise Project with Blue Care Kenmore
2017 Nominee Moreton Regional Council Business Awards for Excellence in Customer Service
2017 QLD HIA Award Winner Interior Design (supplier)
2018 Certificates Accredited Applicator, Haymes Artisan Paints
2019 Won 1st and 2nd Door Disguise Projects with Wesley Mission, Sinnamon Park
2019 Won Major Foyer Themed Renovation with Wesley Mission, Sinnamon Park
2019-2020 Not So Freaky University, Online Marketing course
2019 Founded The Mural Shop
2020 Won & Delivered 1st Custom Printed Door Disguise to Seabrae House, Redcliffe
2020 Won Renovation Project with Seasons Aged Care: Waterford West
2021 Certificate, University of Tasmania WICKING Understanding Dementia
2021 Won & Delivered 4 Custom Printed Door Disguises to Coolibah Aged Care in Perth
2021 Advised on Door Disguise projects for Crista Aged Care, Canada | Bolton Clarke, Brisbane
2022 Won & Delivered Door Disguise, Whiddon Group, NSW
2021 6 week course, Mindvalley Education. Silva Ultramind- problem solving using Altered States
2022 Planning stage, Lift Door Disguises, Opal Aged Care: Tweed River
2022 Won & Delivered 3 more Custom Printed Door Disguises to Coolibah Aged Care in Perth
2022 Won & Delivered 1 x Door Disguise, Arcare Caboolture
2022 Nominated for two awards by The Interior Designers Association:
HIA Awards Finalist, Professional Women in the Aged Care and Dementia Space
HIA Award nomination, Advanced Manufacturing Award in the Aged Care and Dementia Space
2022 Finalist, MBRIT Awards (Moreton Bay Regional Business & Innovation ):
Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing
Webinar: With new partners True Doors(R) (Amsterdam) Creating a Home-like Environment with Dignified Dementia Design
2022 Planning stage, 2nd Door Disguise, Bus Stop Niche, Arcare Caboolture | Southern Cross Care WA | Regis Sandgate
2022 Webinar: True Doors, Dr Pamela Topping (Dublin) , Amanda Crook (Coolibah Aged Care, Perth)
Won & Delivered 6 x Door Disguises St Basils: South Australia
4 Exit Doors Arcare Hope Island, Exit doors and Bus Stop pending funding Queensland Health Redlands Hospital
In progress: Skyline Place Senior Living California USA, Mercy Community Developers Pitch: Southern Cross Care Townsville, Southern Cross Care, St Vincents Southport, Corinda
There is more to come and I look forward to humbly sharing this journey with you.