Wendy, an Illustrator by profession, has been a commercial artist for over 30 years. She is now applying her singular talent and experience to the world of fine art, especially through oil painting and custom tile designs for discerning individuals.
Artisan Brian Chard is one of the Okanagan Valley’s most talented, knowledgeable and creative tilers. Tapping fully into the possibilities of his saw and paying meticulous attention to details, Brian brings Wendy’s designs to life.
Custom Design and Tile
Using your idea or one generated by us specifically for you, we create a design, hand produce it using natural stone tiles, install, grout and seal the completed piece.
Each creation produced by us is custom designed to totally integrate with the colour schemes, materials and style of the targeted interior. All art and templates are generated by hand, and all tile cutting is done either in our shop or at the installation site.
The process of developing and incorporating a custom tile design is, for the artist and artisan together, like painting with rocks.
To design such unique pieces of art we incorporate the results of many considerations including: what materials would be practical and durable in the targeted location, the inherent restrictions and propensities of different natural stone combinations, as well as the challenges cutting and setting pose.
Once the concept is established, Wendy proceeds with the design, layout and templates. Using the templates she then selects the stone for each individual piece according to colour, texture and pattern to generate a convincing illustration. Brian then cuts each of the prepared selections, often returning to the saw several times to ensure the perfect fit, and assembles each element onto the master template.
Once the illustration is complete, the assembled pieces are transported to the final location where Brian installs the design, piece by piece ensuring that all of the grout lines are even, and the entire design is level. It is then grouted and usually, having used natural stone, we seal the rock. This treats and protects the tile creation and at the same time enhances the stones’ natural beauty, bringing clarity and definition to the design.
The result is stunning - every time it is viewed.
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