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Celebrating 35 Years in Business!  Est. 1982
Artist: Maria DeSimone Prascak
Wall Murals/Backdrops -Weddings & Celebrations
Custom designed & painted by me ~ Maria DeSimone Prascak 
This is a glimpse into the countless number of murals I have painted in the past 35 years! 
Custom murals painted directly on your walls OR on CANVAS ready to hang at your home or business! 
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A relaxing mural created for a salon's facial/massage room. adorned with hundreds of Swarovski crystals.
Custom mural painted at Consumer Fresh Produce in the Strip District market shopping area in Pittsburgh, PA . I also created two large signs and painted Welcome & Thank you signs embellished with fruits & veggies at each doorway.
entrance to the Aviva Brick Oven restaurant in Mars, PA. I adorned the grapes with Swarovski crystals and included the restroom sign hanging from vine branch. I painted two terra cotta pots in hall  planted with lemon trees. The following photo shows the large mural I also painted in dining area.
My candy inspired mural at Sarris Candies in Canonsburg. This is a section of  65 feet of colorful, magical candy inspired murals embellished with crystals, glitter and hand painted candy pieces, created especially for the Sarris family. Play the candy game- can you find the treasures in the mural.
A small portion of the 65 feet of NEW magical candy inspired murals I painted for Sarris Candies in Canonsburg. Check it out at their newly renovated store. This mural is with the chocolate castle!
mural on three walls around luxurious tub. features beautiful view of Lake Como in Italy. Scene from actual hotle where client had visited.
A fun bathroom with two colorful jesters. The large jester is wearing a ring with "J" in rhinestones, represents client's initial.
Beautiful dressing room with gorgeous bling, custom mural on one wall of tranquil garden gazebo in the distance, pretty pink roses climbing the architecture, also roses spilling over door area,roses are adorned with hundreds of crystals. A vaulted ceiling  with cherubs and floral garlands.
This is part of a bathroom mural, one side Santorini, Greece, the other the hills, Olive trees and pots of gorgeous flowers!
This is part of a bathroom mural, one side Santorini, Greece, the other the hills, Olive trees and pots of gorgeous flowers!
Whimsical grape vine and inspirational words along entire kitchen bulkhead , about 12 feet.
Custom mural painted form actual photo client provided from a trip to their friends vineyard!
Large 20 feet x 6 feet Grecian mural custom designed and painted in this opulent game room. The olive branches in the foreground were accented with Swarovski crystals and silver leaf.
woodland inspired foyer. I painted the white birch trees on the rich cocoa brown background. The home owner installed wallpaper below that had a complimentary texture and flecks of metallic that resembled the birch bark.
 very large mural painted in this media room. The mountain ranges were painted from actual images of the two regions in Italy where the home owners ancestors lived in Italy. A sign with names of each town  added to one of the columns. I also included the church from one of the towns
wine cellar mural painted on opposite wall of the previous landscape mural. I personalized the barrels and hand towel.
 mural of Italian landscape painted on high wall in living room. I included the home and church of homeowner's Mother. I added a sign that had name of town. Was on scaffold for this one too- another job that made me wish I had wings!
arched window with crumbling stucco mural. Medditerrainian landscape includes vineyards, rolling hills and tiled roofed homes. This is painted on canvas, it is one of the large mural is used as part of display at a Pittsburgh Home Show past 12 years.
gorgeous master bath with unique faux finish. I painted each 3' x 4' panel within the large wood beams. Each with many layers of paint, glaze and gold leaf. adorned with swarovski crystals.
close up of a panel-gorgeous master bath with unique faux finish. I painted each 3' x 4' panel within the large wood beams. Each with many layers of paint, glaze and gold leaf. adorned with swarovski crystals.
close up of a panel-gorgeous master bath with unique faux finish. I painted each 3' x 4' panel within the large wood beams. Each with many layers of paint, glaze and gold leaf. adorned with swarovski crystals.
Italian inspired kitchen. I painted the large arched window with view of the sunset and vineyards. the bottle of wine on the sill was painted with personalized label which included the home owners 2 dogs.the large pottery pot was painted to match ceramic collection.
soft, subtle, formal landscape painted in grisaille technique-monochromatic gray tones.
very large old world scrolling 4' high border wrapped around beautiful great room. I designed and created a template and provided some instruction for the  talented painting crew who balanced on the high stages to paint the masterpiece. jobs such as this makes me wish I had wings!
faux wrought iron scrolls and faux finish on tower ceiling. adorned with swarovski crystals.
A trompe l'oeil window with scrolling ironwork. The image through the opening was copied from a photo taken by my clients on their trip to California. The beloved pet dog was laos incorporated into the scene.
I designed and painted scroll patterns on these and additional  kitchen cabinets. after painting the artwork  was distressed to give an authentic time worn finish.
high niche above grand entrance to the master bath painted with faux wrought iron scroll design and embellished with swarovski crystals.
matching scroll design frames the arch opening near the large high niche shown in previous photo.
mural painted to create appropriate surroundings for the built in niche which home owner considered out of place or a bit too small. I painted around the existing niche to give it a more elaborate grand appearance.
 mural painted behind bar area in media room. this image is taken from photo provided by home ower from her trip to Italy. The wine bottle was personalized.
 rich earthy orange kitchen dining area. The painted architecture compliments the existing columns.
I painted this mural at Montefore Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA in "Athena's Cafe" where patients are treated to goodies and coffee as they wait for treatment at the Frank Sarris Transplant Unit.
white scroll painted above kitchen window in arched area where a focal point was needed.
large stucco like wall with view of European landscape opens up the room to give it a more relaxed , spacious atmosphere.
media room bar area painted iwht stucco like wall and landscape. personalized wine bottle and balck and white napkin appear to be drapped over the wall, hiding the existing access panel on the wall.
I painted this mural in the Duquesne University board room at the International Programs Office.
corner view of luxorious master bath tub area.
stone arch window in kitchen dining area featured view of town in Italy where home owners family resides.
Dramatic tulips create a lovely backdrop. I also Painted 3 hummingbirds, 2 butterflies and another tulip blossom on opposite side of room. The berries were embellished with crystals.
opulent foyer where I painted Greek inspired scroll work around arched opening on either side of the foyer area. The two following murals hang above each opening. The urns are painted on 4' x 5' canvas and framed.
opulent foyer where I painted Greek inspired scroll work around arched opening on either side of the foyer area. The two following murals hang above each opening. The urns are painted on 4' x 5' canvas and framed.
I am shown here restoring the mural at East Carson st. and 12th Street on the historic South Side. Unfortunately someone spray painted graffiti over the beautiful mural. I have a photo of the area  "before" I restored it pictured on my NEWS page.
this wine cellar had a unique area carved out within the wood work perfect for trompe l'oeil mural.
Part of floral paintings that flowed around this opulent powder room. A sweet hummingbird visits the hydrangea blossoms.
beautiful tub area painted in soft calm colors, the large carved stone like urn planted with hydrangeas in the foreground creates a focal point against the distant landscape
I painted this inspirational, spiritual mural from an artists renderings that was given to the homeowner, a treasured work of art.
large mural painted above kitchen cabinets. The space was large and difficult to decorate with little items, this mural completed the space nicely. I also painted accents of vines the the dining area which was next to the kitchen.
dining area of Aviva Brick Oven restaurant in Mars, PA. I adorned the grapes with Swarovski crystals. I also painted a large mural in the entrance.
close up of one of my Grecian inspired murals on canvas.
painted stone wall in the foreground of this Italian landscape which was painted from an actual photo of the view at the villa in Italy where the home owners visited. I homes, church and olive groves.
painted stone wall in the foreground of this Italian landscape which was painted from an actual photo of the view at the villa in Italy where the home owners visited. I homes, church and olive groves and large glass wine bottle sits on the wall.
one of many murals I painted in the fabulous showroom at Greenawalt Furniture in Madison, PA.
view from actual photo of stunning water fall in Arizona. the large masterbath was all about the south west. I included the home owner's horse and numerous examples of wildlife from that region.
close up of desert fox in  the large masterbath. It was all about the south west. I included the home owner's horse and numerous examples of wildlife from that region.
 large masterbath was all about the south west. I included the home owner's horse and numerous examples of wildlife from that region.
pretty garden inspired master bath. roses wrapped around the top portion of the walls. little butterflies accent a few areas.
lovely woodland dining room painted around all four walls above the chair rail. I incuded wildlife, trees, flowers and stream.
an entry area to a beautiful kitchen painted with image of the actual home, barn, horse, and home owner's sweet dog on the path.
calm beach scene with favorite light house decorates the wall at bottom of the stairs.
bright red geraniums in terra cotta pots painted in back splash area of desk space.
one of two large murals on each side of this media room. the mural is painted on sliding doors that when opened lead to an office behind the doors. mural works well with doors open and closed.
large urn on pedistool in foyer planted with the favorite flowers of each of the home owner's Mother. Two little butteflies flutter around the arrangement.
Inspirational Bible verse, flowers, hummingbird, and butterflies decorate this arched opening from dining room to living room.
Dogwood branches with blossoms decorate the entry door area.
one of 11 panels I painted exclusively for the Mt. Oliver business district. Murals are placed in vacant windows adding much needed color and interest to the area. See the NEWS page for more info and additional photos.
beautiful green sunny dining room painted with two blue and white painted pots planted with red hibiscus topiaries. I also painted  floral vine accents above windows and here and there.
I designed and painted this large medallion with flanking floral urn design above the grand entrance of front door. Was on scaffold for this one too- another job that made me wish I had wings!
a clever way to disguise the plain wooden privacy fence on back patio. Home owners enjoyed traveling to Arizona. I also painted another larger mural on opposite side of the patio. inclded in the mural are many examples of the wildlife found in that area of the desert.
Fruit and flower festoon garland creates a nice focal point above the bed's historic mantel piece.
trompe l'oeil mural at kitchen table area. Inspired by photo of spa in Arizona where home owners enjoy staying.I found old barn wood and hinges, created shutters for either side. The arched space above was left for  home owner's mosaic tile art piece she was creating for the mural topper.
One of two ceiling dome murals I designed and painted for the Sarris Candies Store in Canonsburg, PA. The motif in each corner was duplicated from existing stained glass in the store. I added so many Swarovski crystals to the 2  domes I lost count after 1,000!
Sarris Candies chocolate ROCKS!
Large trompe l'oeil stone arch creates depth in this powder room. the painting is inspired by a photo of a stone sidewalk in Cortona, Italy where home owner's visited. The keystone's Roman numerals MMXl, represent the year they stayed in the town.
View through stone arched window of town in Cortona, Italy. The homeowner's two little dogs who also made the trip are painted in one of the windows.
This is one of 4 images posted here of 30 ft underwater mural. Wonderful sea creatures, treasure chest, mermaid, and client's names in the sand on the beach far right side visible in other photo.
This is one of 4 images posted here of 30 ft underwater mural. Wonderful sea creatures, divers with vintage gear, treasure chest, mermaid, and client's names in the sand on the beach far right side visible in other photo.
This is one of 4 images posted here of 30 ft underwater mural. Wonderful sea turtle, mother whale with calf, sea creatures, treasure chest, mermaid, and client's names in the sand on the beach far right side visible in other photo.
This is one of 4 images posted here of 30 ft underwater mural. Wonderful sea creatures, treasure chest, mermaid, and client's names in the sand on the beach far right side visible in other photo.
A colorful rooster painted in this gorgeous kitchen perched on grapes vines and plucking a grape! I also painted a Fancy chicken above the arched doorway roosting in a nest.
Scroll design painted on thefaux finished stove hood added much needed focal point.
On site at my mural project located in the cafeteria at LSG Skychefs out at the airport. This mural was 55 feet long x 12 feet high. Featured numerous points of interest in Pittsburgh, company logo, company truck .
Dramatic peacock feathers in metallic paints and adorned with Swarovski crystals liven up this powder room.
Large mountain lion painted opposite large wildlife mural in a dentist office in McMurray, PA
2 large signs created for Consumer Fresh produce in the Strip, see old world produce market mural I painted too!
Faux castle blocks walls that I painted first and second levels of foyer, up curved staircase wall, dental moulding at top and stones around windows and arched area for knight. numerous pics of this project before and after on BEFORE & AFTER  page of this site.
Faux castle blocks walls that I painted first and second levels of foyer, up curved staircase wall, dental moulding at top and stones around windows and arched area for knight. numerous pics of this project before and after on BEFORE & AFTER  page of this site.
One of 10 animals I painted in Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Jambo Grill. Each painted from photo of actual animals living at the zoo!
Hand painted quote in wine cellar, hand painted grape vines too!
Hand painted grape vines
Figure of a dog comprised of words relating to the wonderful world of dogs! in a dog bath room at a commercial condo
A trompe loeil window, the image was inspired by the photo provided by my client, a place in Florida where he once lived.
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