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IDeaStudios: your dreams in progress
Explore the IDeaStudios site in order to view all the amazing dreams brought to life. Read behind-the-scenes musings, and find out what the next exciting project might be.
IDeaStudios of NORMAN WILDER
A Creative Mind For Our Times
They can imitate your style, but they can't
imitate your creativity.
IDeaStudios, we do
more than you expect.
Inspiration comes from many places, people & things. It may be a leaf in a puddle of cold rainwater.
I love the fluidity of the colours in this painting. It adds to the depth and the spirit of the horses.
Finding the Zone.
Unfortunately, most people in their work find their attention straying from the task at hand. The "zone" is a mental state in which your thoughts and actions are occurring in complete synchronicity.
The Pet Show
A preview of commissioned pet portraits.
The best therapist has fur and four legs.
More examples of custom portraits are available further down the site.
Interior Design, Murals, Creative Direction, Graphic Design and more...
Professional Faux Finishing, Comissioned Artworks & Pet Portraits.
Interior Design Consultant
The complexity of simple
Setting the mood.
Colour trends... Creamy neutrals, nature-inspired tones, moody darks and black are flipping the colour story ftom cool to warm.
Creative Direction & Graphic Design
Creative Direction and Graphic Design are the hallmark of a visual communications professional. The artistic eye can help guide every facet of your project from bland to amazing.
Featured logo design Heritage Baptist Church Kentwood Michigan
Featured logo Design
Featured logo design for SummerSweet Orchards
IDeaStudios mural by Norman Wilder
Storytelling…a picture is worth a thousand words.
Toast N' Jams in Muskegon, Michigan
Colour Trends 2023
Colour trends in 2023 step away from the stark and high contrast of the last few years and embrace natural colour fluidity. This palette is all about ditching harsh lines and contrasts for sandy browns, muted & varied greys, and hazy greens that harmonize perfectly. Don't stress about sticking to a rigorous and confining colour scheme, but instead let one organic shade blend into the next.
Wondering what next for 2024? Hopefully, a brighter future!
Faux Finishes, Textures, and Impact
Transform your plain walls into your home's most elegant feature with textured Venetian Plaster. The Venetian Plaster produces an attractive 3-D finish that enhances the light and dark tones of the colour. Authenic Venetian Plaster is not a faux finish. In fact, it's the most authentic veneer wall finish you can have.
Nature Inspires Paint Effects
I always like to keep my work fresh and creative, and doing a faux marble is a prime example of my inspiration to stay relevant and innovative. Creating this collection was a blast, and I pushed my artistic ability.
Design Project: Men's Public Restroom
Motorcar inspired themed
men's restroom continued...
The overall design scheme of this public restroom is a throwback to the deep connection
that men have with the automobile. Designed with a polite style nod to the uptown
sophistication of a museum gallery, without the grease, nuts & bolts, & the clutter of shop tools across the
garage floor. This contrasting visionary blend, transformed the usual public restroom into a visual
time portal of style, interest, and historical content. There is a cleaver mix of original
photography, & custom artwork by the designer himself, in addition to motorcar artifacts, gentleman's club furniture, glass, metal, shape & textures, which drives the user's
experience into a transformative road-trip, if you will.
Mural Project Highlights
Today, we can define murals as any piece of artwork painted or applied directly onto a wall, ceiling or other larger permanent surfaces. In this section are some featured favorites from our vast & varied portfolio.
Frog And Dragonfly
Detail of bathroom mural.
One Smart Monkey
Library Children's section.
Classic bunny fun.
Detail of nursery mural.
"Creativity is intelligence having fun."
Show & Tell
"An Artist is not paid for his labor but for his Vision"
At IdeaStudios, we offer a vast array of approaches, styles, mediums and disciplines to create your visual story.
"The best way to predict the future is to create it"
Custom Pet Portraits
Your favorite Pet
Gift Certificates Available
Custom Pet Portraits
Inquire to order
Watercolour, Ink, & Coloured Pencil.
Artist's own beloved dog "Frank".
What can we create for you?
Customer Favorite...The "sneak peek" before completion.
Thank you for your interest. For any inquiries, commission requests or to schedule a consultation, please contact
Norman @ the IdeaStudios.
Let us transform your dreams to an amazing reality!