The next time you’re enjoying time with friends or family in
your own backyard, think about how nice it would be without
those plain cinder block walls!
Enjoy full color flowers that bloom 24/7 regardless of the weather.
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Imagine vines, a wandering wisteria or a bountiful bougainvillea on a trellis or pergola.
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Maybe there’s a mural landscape or another image that means something special to you.
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About

I’m a Kiwi, born in New Zealand and have traveled the world extensively in tourism and hospitality management roles. I met my gorgeous American wife Sharon at Los Angeles Airport in ‘87 ... but that’s another story!

My creative interests expanded to acrylic canvases in Christchurch NZ in 2009, under the watchful eye of my great friend Bill (William F.) Moore, one of NZ’s finest artists. I continued painting when we relocated to Albuquerque...
I’m a Kiwi, born in New Zealand and have traveled the world extensively in tourism and hospitality management roles. I met my gorgeous American wife Sharon at Los Angeles Airport in ‘87 ... but that’s another story!

My creative interests expanded to acrylic canvases in Christchurch NZ in 2009, under the watchful eye of my great friend Bill (William F.) Moore, one of NZ’s finest artists. I continued painting when we relocated to Albuquerque in 2012.

Our son Daniel joined the US Navy Jan 2014 and is enjoying serving as a Medical Corpsman in Japan for 3 years.

As an enthusiastic gardener from a country where everything grows prolifically, it didn't take long for my mixed gardening success here to frustrate me.

My limited claim to any fame came the day I watched a Rufus Hummingbird go straight for a bright red flower I’d painted on cinder blocks. I'm pleased to report that his wisdom to my deception caused him to pull up before he hit the wall!
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Owner & Artist

? so what is a kiwi?...

it’s good for our state and environment

Conserve our resources and
preserve our environment:

This creative art requires NO water. NO weeds.
NO waste. NO bug sprays or fertilizer.
NO leaves in the pool. NO work. NO kidding!
Gardening has never been this easy.

Things on the wall

is this your place?

All year round our yard is used
By family and friends grilling food.
It must be tidy, stuff put away,
But we still use it on cold sunny days.
Flowers are now faded,
no color out there,
And that cinder block wall is
still vacant and bare.
Imagine bright flowers, a vine or a tree,
Full of color and life for all to see.
No water, no weeds, no work at all
I know we’d feel happy
Seeing Things On The Wall.

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how do I make this happen?

Call me and I’ll come over to talk about the landscape images you would love to see at your home and answer any questions you have. I’ll give you a proposal including a simple outline design with a quote. I can provide references as required.

If you have a dog that will be in the area I’m working, it’s important in the interests of peace and harmony that we get on ‘ear scratching’ terms before I start. Thanks.

People with 'Things on their Wall' say:

"We had Don paint a Wisteria on our backyard wall. Now every time I look out at it, I'm transported back to my childhood home and the fond memories of the Wisteria tree that grew outside our back door. I can almost smell that tree!" Jennifer & Brad.
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"Looking out at our forever blooming Sunflowers - even when it snows just makes me feel happy." Sharon B
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"WOW! My wife loves purple flowers and try as I might, I cannot grow them. We decided on the shrub and Don went to work, revealing the flowery motif only at the finish. My wife was happily surprised after work by a beautiful painting featuring a riot of purple blossoms splashed across our otherwise gray cinder block walls. WOW!" Michael D

Contact

Don Bremner - Owner & Artist
c 505 720 9019
Don@thingsonthewall.com
LinkedIn.com/in/donbremner