Client Testimonials from Aged Care, Corporate and Designer Collaborations

NORCS (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community) Model Building Design 2023

After a respected colleague in Facility Asset Management told us about Sharron Tancred, we invited her to collaborate with us in the Australian government’s Reimaging Where We Live Design Ideas Competition to test the Final Draft of the National Aged Care Design Principles and Guidelines.
Sharron, an artist, designer and decorator turned entrepreneurial innovator, is a forward-thinking science geek who was already ahead of the principles with her products – including biophilic and salutogenic design! Sharron’s thought leadership in the psychology of the built environment, community-savvy art and dementia-enabling landmarks as design finishes, wayfinding strategies, and signage, met the Principles and Guidelines in a stunningly beautiful and fresh way.  Sharron was able to communicate effectively with our clinical expert, landscape architect, and us as architects, all of which led us to call our team project, “Art House”.   Our collaboration reminded me of Frank Llyod Wright’s words, ‘’Remember the Importance of Art in Architecture.’’  We look forward to working with Sharron again in the near future.

Alan Cubbon – Crosier Scott Architects, Melbourne

Coolibah Aged Care – 6 Door Wrap Disguises and Bus Stop Mural

”We now have six exit door murals and a Bus Stop in our aged care facility, adorned with the beautiful artwork of Sharron Tancred.  Sharron specifically designed the door wraps for the various locations, and various sized doors, and also tied them into the names of the areas – so in our Banksia House we have banksias!  Even though we’re based in regional WA, Sharron’s facilitation of the process – with her knowledge, understanding, creativity, and experience – well it was like she’d been hear site and in person!  When the artwork arrived, it matched the doors in terms of design and measurements, and was applied with ease (by another professional).  The affect has been so positive for the residents and really lightens the space and removes any anxiety they may feel about the exit doors. Thanks Sharron!”

Vanessa Malady – Coolibah Aged Care, Perth

Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gerontology

“One of my proudest moments within Residential Aged Care management was having the opportunity to work with Sharron Tancred from Tailored Artworks to recreate this exact image of a resident’s family home front door.  The outcome of this was incredible with an observed instant ability of room recognition and a reduction of wandering into others’ rooms. We also observed a reduction in agitation caused by an unfamiliar environment and a reduction overall in the behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia. Working with the family to create and implement this project was a special experience that I am grateful to have been able to do.  Studies have shown a reduction in all categories of behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia with the implementation of personalised doors within Aged Care facilities.  Unfortunately, the demands of the Aged Care staffing crisis and the COVID-19 response put a halt to this project. I do hope to see this as a standardised feature in Aged Care facilities in the future.’’

Hannah Holmes – Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gerontology

before and after of a hand-painted red brick fireplace mural and yellow chinoiserie wall

Dementia and Aged Care Murals for Blue Care, Kenmore

“Hi Cassie, extremely good feedback on the fireplace mural in Strath. We have had some lovely comments from residents, staff and visitors of how much it has changed the whole atmosphere and made the place much cosier and homelike. One staff member has on three occasions gone to place flowers upon the mantle piece so real it does look! Carmel has claimed the chair by the fireplace as hers and can always be found reading b the fire in Carmels Corner. A great result.” 

Sandra Ryerson – Blue Care Diversional Therapist (Lifestyle), Tarry Brae Hostel, Brookfield

before and after of bare dementia facility entry area and then with a mural and instant appreciation by an elder

Dementia and Aged Care Murals for Regis Aged Care, Melbourne

“Dear Sharron, I just wanted to pass on our appreciation for your recent dementia mural works at McKinley House and Bayside Gardens. Both look wonderful and residents, staff and family have all had nothing but positive feedback regarding them. Many of our residents thoroughly enjoyed watching the work in progress and your professionalism while at the site certainly did not go unnoticed. Your planning also assisted us in communicating with residents and families effectively before the work occurred. Overall, it was a successful project that we are pleased to say will delight our residents! Many thanks and I look forward to hopefully working with you on the same venture for some of our QLD facilities.” 

Fiona de Vries – National Club Services Manager, Regis Group National Office, Armadale, Victoria, Australia

before and after of a colourful bird cages and garden mural to fit window architecture over  a door in residential aged care

Aged Care Design Regis Wellington Point 

”The 2 door camouflages have certainly had a positive impact on the behaviour of the residents in the dementia wing. Residents are no longer going for the door, instead they are admiring and walking away from the door.  Certainly, a positive effect and the staff have commented on the positive impact.  Good outcome.” 

Ron Singh – Director, Regis Aged Care, Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

before and after of glass fire exit door transformed into a window and wall by a mural for dementia

Blue Care Rothwell Murals for Aged Care and Dementia

”Hi Sharron, This all looks amazing, thank you for sharing. It makes such a big difference in the living environment of our residents.  Thank you again.” 

Lorelle Silvier – Blue Care Corporate Partnerships and Fundraising Manager

before and after of dementia facility renovation

Wesley Mission Complete Foyer Renovation, including Exit Door Murals and Door Wrap Installations

”Sharron turned our tired entry into a vibrant space of colour and fun which our residents love. This space is used much more and often we see them gather and talk in the afternoons. It is refreshing and has had a positive impact of families and friends who come to visit. A truly wonderful space :)” 

Kim Walford – Manager, Reid Court, Wesley Mission Sinnamon Park, Jindalee, Queensland, Australia

before and after showing what a greyscale forest mural on glass does for well-being

Aged Care and Hospital Designer

“Having trained Sharron Tancred from Tailored Artworks in both Interior Design and Colour Psychology, through my Interior Design School, she is very well versed with more than 15 years’ experience in designing for cognitive impairment. Sharron has worked on numerous projects for my Interior Design Business over the years with exceptional outcomes for my clients. Having specialised in Health and Aged Care and worked on over 100 projects I thoroughly recommend the products Sharron has innovated. Her work is cutting-edge and target-specific. I highly recommend her skills and dedication to the industry.” 

Tracie Rodwell-Dunne – Beaumont School of Interior Decorating & Design, Australia

Client Testimonials for Corporate Reception Artwork Commissions

2 hand-painted Disneyesque murals for childrens wear boutique

Hand-Painted Murals for a Children’s Wear Boutique

“From our first initial contact – Sharron’s professional and creative approach was refreshing. We required our store to be warm, distinctive and classic and to reflect our desire for a child’s space truly and this she has captured this beautifully. Her dedication and professional commitment to our shop have been exemplary and her murals can only be described in one word – magical.” 

Katie Siver – Manager ‘Matty Moos’, North Lakes, Queensland, Australia

 Corporate Artwork for the Aurora Tower Foyer

“Hi Sharron, on behalf of The Aurora Tower Refurbishment Committee, The Body Corporate Committee and Owners, we would like to thank you for the wonderful artwork you have created for our Foyer.  The owners and visitors absolutely love it and we are constantly getting compliments on how beautiful it is.  It brightens and enhances our foyer and is definitely the focal point of this area.   We loved your colour matching of everything to create a truly integrated artwork and the theme you created for it was inspired.  Again thank you very much, you are certainly a very talented artist and decorator.” 

Tracie Rodwell-Dunne – Director, Tracie Dunne Design Group, Aurora Tower, Brisbane, Australia

difference in hanging corporate artwork as a business tool

Corporate Artwork Map of Australia for a Corporate Foyer

“Hello Sharron, when we commissioned the painting I wanted something that showed the unique qualities and diversity of our country to be present on our giant map of Australia that you painted. We have visitors from overseas as well as interstate and it has been very gratifying to listen to their comments about the layout and the different interests depicted in your painting. Many photos have been taken by our visitors and it is a very welcome addition to our reception area. Much much better than a laminated topography map of the country! Thank you.”

Terry Cubit – Managing Director, Queensland Thermo King, Darra, Australia

Art Installation for Westfield Northlakes

Dear Sharron, Westfield Shopping Centre Management at North Lakes would like to officially thank you for your work in relation to the “Faces of North Lakes”. Your professionalism throughout the production and passion to complete the task within a tight deadline was greatly appreciated. The finished product met all expectations and the opening dignitaries had nothing but positive comments on the uniqueness of the project and added value to the new stage 2 development. The result of this initiative has provided Westfield North Lakes with a special “point of difference” and community talking point. The wall continues to provide a meeting point where parents can view the gallery and offers a conversational point as the kids involved in the portraits, grow up with the centre. We look forward to working with you again at Westfield North Lakes.’ 

Mandy Poynton – Westfield Shopping Center Manager, North Lakes, Queensland, Australia

Client Testimonials for Decorating and Interior Designer Art Commissions

before and after of art decor styled artwork in an apartment

Murals for Interior Designers Apartment

“Dear Sharron, my husband Christopher and I would like to thank you very much for the Private Adult Art Workshop we did with you the other day. We had such a great time and absolutely love the result! I cannot believe we have such a wonderful piece of art that we had input into, it makes it even more special. We will not only treasure the artwork but the experience is something we will always remember. You are such a talented lady and so generous with your time and energy and we thank you so much for helping us to great such a wonderful piece of art.” 

Tracie & Christopher Rodwell-Dunne – Brisbane, Australia

Customized Artworks, Space Planning, Kitchen Renovation and Property Styling for Interior Designers

”Sharron, you are so professional, so organised, versatile and so skilled in everything you do, you are the  greatest example for all Design and Decorating fields and are the example, the leader to the rest of designers and artists out there  – I’m sure not only in Brisbane – you have no competition out there – perhaps one day you will need to pass your skills to others.

Ela Briid – Interior Designer

before and after of the difference a stairwell artwork makes for interior designers

Custom Artwork for the Interior Designer’s Home

“I had the pleasure of engaging Sharron to work with me on a very special gift for my son’s wedding present. I wanted something really special for their new home. It was a pleasure to deal with Sharron from start to finish. We arranged to meet at the newlyweds’ home and from there, discussed size, shape, colours, preferences, style, and budget. I have heard them tell their friends all about it, what it means, and how it works. They love it! Thank you, Sharron!” 

Maree O’Shea – Interior Designer, Interior Balance, Mt Gravatt East, Queensland, Australia

before and after of custom art in a residential setting

Murals for Interior Designers’ project

“Hi Sharron, I was at Suzie’s house today for the painting, carpets and plantation shutters and saw ‘Venetian Sunrise’ and Just wanted to write and say how AMAZING your artwork is! It is absolutely stunning!!  I could see from the images that you had previously sent through, how nice it was looking but the finished painting in real life shows another dimension again! I feel so very privileged to be working with you and to have the opportunity to create a living space for Suzie and Phil which suits their lifestyle and does justice to your masterful artistry! Big, Big Hugs!’ 

Sandra Dara – New Leaf Design Studios, Cinnamon Park, Jindalee, Queensland, Australia

Before and after of bright artwork and interior design colours

Custom Murals for Interior Designer’s Home Renovation

“Sharron and I took Tony and Pat’s tired space to a new level of colour with their favourite Blues and Greens and a touch of the Orange reminiscent of South Africa. I had their beloved lounge reupholstered with modern geometric fabrics, added a new transitional rug, and complimentary white, teal and yellow accessories. My team refreshed the interior’s feel with whitewashed walls and a newly fitted modern kitchen which provided better function and storage along with the luxury of a new stove, dishwasher and statement-piece glass splashback. New shutters, lighting and refurbished floors and stairs set the stage for Sharron’s Artwork, ‘Life on the Meadow’. “Our clients were extremely happy with their newly refurbished home, saying, “We are thrilled with everything and could never have achieved anything like it on our own, so a big thank you! It has all come together so well and we are enjoying it all. Our daughter who returned home from living overseas said that she feels like she is living in a resort with all the changes!… as do we.” A great job, thank you Sharron and I look forward to working with you again for our next client.”

Carmel Reggi – Interior Designer, Touches Interior Design, Bridgeman Downs, Queensland, Australia

50m2 Hand-Painted Murals for Builder’s Home

“I would like to thank you for the excellent job you have done in my pool room. Right from the outset, you were very professional in everything you did, and all your ideas were excellent. I would highly recommend Sharron and would have no hesitation in using her custom service again. Once again thank you for the superb job you have done for me.” 

David Roberts – DJ Builders, Murrumba Downs, Queensland, Australia

Corporate Artworks for Corporate Foyer and Boardroom

“If you are searching for the “perfect piece of art” to compliment your Boardroom / Corporate Environment, then look no further than Sharron Tancred. From our own experience, there is nothing else that will compare to owning a commissioned piece of Corporate Art, by Sharron, to truly reflect your Corporate, Branding, Corporate Values and Decor  – whatever it is that you want to convey. Sharron is skilled, as an artist, but more importantly, as an excellent communicator. She is able to ask the right questions and listen to you; she encourages and enables you to communicate the message that you want to express with your Art. Effectively, Sharron will tap into your Corporate Heart and Soul and translate it into art for you. We are all delighted and extremely proud of the 3 exquisite pieces of Artwork that Sharron has created to express all of this, and so much more, for our business!!! We are advocates, not clients, and you will be too!!!!!” 

Liz Irvine – Ellerfield Financial Planning, Mt Gravatt, Queensland, Australia

Graphic Design and following business coach instructions

‘”You are Brilliant.” 

Leisa Burdette – Director, Lightbulb Moments

Feature Wall Murals, Glass Mural and Interior Decor for the Home

“A great service and one that really hits the nail on the head when it comes to detail. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of the facelift Sharron has given our once dull décor!” 

Chloe – Griffin

Custom Artwork and Mural Installations for the Home

“Lorraine and I built a modern but uniquely timeless style house, furnished it and completed landscaping but always felt that there was something missing. It was beautiful but not complete. We needed something special on the walls but didn’t know what to do. I guess it was always going to be some art but what. That is when we came across Sharron and that is when our world changed. From just a short meeting she picked up so much about us and our environment and presented us with the solution that was, WOW! How good is this? We had a giant TV Wall Mural and 2 beautifully textured Free Flow artworks to match; a large bedroom collage and a French scenery charcoal! Who would thought our Sharron could have so much talent. The end result was absolutely stunning and we are so proud. It has been a number of years now and I am still warmed by the sparkle she has left with us. Would we use Sharron again? Without a doubt!” 

Don and Lorraine – Buddina, Queensland, Australia

Customised Artwork for Art Niches

“We rented this house in 2013 until we bought it in 2015. We realised then that we needed to put our touch to the house to make it our own. With 3 niches to fill, the thought of having our own artworks came to mind. Commissioning Sharron thorugh our Interior Designer was the best thing we did! We didn’t know what type of paintings we wanted but her process made it come to life easily and intuitively. It’s like she could read our minds. The outcome was 3 beautiful paintings that are not only part of the house but also part of us. Every time I look at the paintings I cannot thank Sharron enough for the work she’s done.” 

Myriam and Andrew – Windaroo, Australia

Residential Artwork and Decor Services

“Our foyer looks fantastic! Everyone comments on it, and we cannot believe it is something that we designed. You can see every detail and the work that went into it. It is just what I wanted!” 

Italian Family – North Lakes, Queensland, Australia

Private Art Workshop

“When we moved house and were looking to fill its emptiness, we decided it would be an excellent idea to have Sharron back to give us some suggestions and ideas. It has been the best decision we have made for creating the decor and ultimately the harmony in our home. Friends have said it is amazing, and the coolest thing they have seen in a long time. We have created something that’s true of ‘us’ given Sharron’s guidance.” 

Julie Watson Enterprises – Petrie

Celtic Style Charcoal Artwork for the Stairwell

“Two people with different likes can be challenging, especially when you decide to add something to your home that represents you both! So, into the scene steps Sharron, with coaxing and sketches to guide our journey, and we eventually came up with an amazing design that satisfied everyone and produced what we could only describe as a ‘one-off’ unbelievable showpiece for our newly renovated home. Sharron, you made the process so enjoyable and easy. Thank you!” 

Kathleen and Andrew – Nudgee

Custom Oil Painting for the Home Foyer

“Sharron, the way you work! Over a coffee and a chat, going through photos, within about twenty minutes we’ve worked out a plan to change the entire look of our entry! It went very well. An old friend said what you have done for our entry was so impressive and beautiful, that you must have put so much into it. It is amazing! Thank you.”

Fran and Phillip – Kallangur

Multiple Artworks, Portraits and Stairwell Artwork for a 5 Star Penthouse

“Sharron, I am writing to express just how overjoyed Mailin and I are with your work. You have captured a period of our family’s life rather than attempting a faithful replica of it, which really would have aged in a few years’ time, and the style that you chose for us is truly beautiful. Our interior designer was highly specific about our apartment’s renovation colour scheme and flowing this into the custom furnishing we had commissioned, but you took direction from these and dramatically enhanced them. Your soft and bold style and the juxtaposition of your colours combined exquisitely to create a deep and emotional characterisation of our family. Your large stairwell piece has continued the living area’s theme as a magical depiction that reveals some of the things that our family loves in life.To think that you created this from a series of easy phone calls and a USB stick of photos is quite amazing. The process was straightforward and for me, was a highlight of the journey. I was fixed in my views of the outcome but lacked the formal abilities to express to you how I wished to achieve it. You took inspiration from our conversations, images and colour scheme, and very greatly amplified this introductory brief. It was profoundly enjoyable. I anticipate that you will bring joy through your wonderful talents to the lives of many other families and certainly in our case there is a glass of shiraz on the deck at any time you happen through town.” 

Scott and Meilin – Harbour Lights, Cairns

Custom Artwork for the Home

“Hello Sharron, as with Paul, I adore ‘Little Treasures’.  It is brilliant and finishes that area (and in fact the house) to perfection. I think its effect was best summed up a  little earlier when my 4-year-old grandson arrived, walked into the family room and let out a squeal. When I looked at him to find out what the squeal was for he was pointing to the painting and said: “Nanna, I love that, it is beautiful”.  All who have seen it totally agree. Thank you sincerely for the brilliant job you did with our Interior Designer. As Paul said, it has certainly exceeded our expectations.” 

Paul and Margret – Flinders View

Multiple Artworks to Property Style the Home Decor

“Dear Sharron, We love both of our artworks!! You have done a fantastic job with the two big flowers in Rodney’s Joy and love the yellow addition with the green grass! We like the black as this balances and ties the paintings together and if you feel the wine bottles need some defining lines that is fine. Boat houses are good too. We like the black on the table and sails of the boats.. it is all wow! These artworks are both beyond our expectations and hope you enjoyed creating them. Very happy clients, thank you” 

Tracey and Rodney – Rochedale South

Portrait Artworks for the Home

“Dear Sharron, I just wanted to send a short note to thank you for the wonderful 3 artworks that you completed for us. You were an absolute pleasure to deal with and the process from start to finish was a very easy and educational one. The paintings are simply stunning and make our home come to life now. All of our friends comment on them, especially your gorgeous portrait of our daughters. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone considering having an original piece of art commissioned.” 

Tasha – Coorparoo

Biophilia with a Hand-Painted TV Wall Mural created in Private Art Workshop

“Love the concept of my mural and how I was invited to help to save costs and I am very happy with the work Sharron did on my walls. Beautiful mural and I recommend her work. Thank you Sharron!” 

Marion – Boondal

Cosmetic Home Renovation including Art into Mosaic, Hand-painted murals, a Ceiling Mural and Fibreglass Animal Art.

”Sharron made us a bathtub mosaic, painted some fibreglass animal statues, a ceiling mural and decorate the friezes in our lounge and dining room. She was so amazing to us and helped us make informed decisions and work creatively so as our art would flow through the house. She gave 110% to the commissions at our home. We are so happy at how our house looks now we are asking her to do some more projects for us.”

Bruce and Caroline Southcott – Belmont

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