Murals and Commissions

Murals and Commissions

Commission a Custom Mural by Jane Elias

Jane Elias has left her signature around Minneapolis and nationally. She has been commissioned for many projects, private and public, and has worked with a variety of clients and collaborating painters, including youth groups. Jane has extensive experience with large and small scale murals. Nursing homes, hospitals, schools, and private homes around the nation are graced with her playful animals, colorful nature-scapes, and detailed images. Fees vary by project, please Contact Us  or call 612-354-3961 for a quote.


Community Mural Projects

Jane will work with your group to design and create a community-made mural. Children and adults of all artistic abilities can participate. Ideal for schools, churches, or other groups that want to create a large art piece for their space that will be cherished for years to come. Pictured below is a project done with 3rd graders at Lake Harriet Community School.

LHCS 3rd graders

Jane will get your project started with a simple line drawing.

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She’ll then work with your group to fill in the drawing. Participants will learn some painting technique, build community, and have fun!








Healing Environments

Jane has extensive experience collaborating with nursing homes, hospitals, and other places of healing to design and create a piece that will offer peace and visual comfort to those seeking medical care in their facility.

ER exam room

Fairview University Hospital children’s ER exam room

ER waiting room- tree

Fairview University Hospital children’s ER entrance

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Signage leading to radiology at University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital







wayfinding niches

A wayfinding niche in an assisted living facility for people with Altzheimer’s Disease

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Fairview University Hospital under nurses’ station in children’s ward








Private Homes & Businesses

You take part in creating the vision and custom mural design for your home or business. You work with Jane to plan the theme, color scheme, and size of your mural. Jane will execute the entire project and you simply enjoy your custom piece of art.

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Childcare Center

Jardin Magico

Childcare Center

Intergenerational daycare- orangutans

Inter-generational Daycare Center

Intergenerational daycare- parrots

Inter-generational Daycare Center







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Private Residence

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Private Residence

private residence- dino

Private Residence






Commission a custom painting!

In addition to the teaching and nurturing they do in our studio, Simply Jane artists are also available for commissioned work. Whether it’s turning a photograph of a loved one or pet into a piece of art,  illustrating a children’s book, or painting a portrait, our artists can create a piece you will love and enjoy for years to come. Fees vary by project. Contact the artist directly for a quote.

Jean Birkeli – Acrylic & Oil Painter
Phone: 612-825-8423


Betsey Hodson – Illustrator