Joy's Early American Farming & Rural Life

Scenes from the late 18th, early 19th centuries depicting historic, early American farming, fishing and Colonial era rural life scenes. Portrait tile art murals.

Loosely based on the illustrations of English writer, illustrator and painter, William Henry Pyne.
Installed in a butlers pantry.
Custom designed and hand painted on 12 inch ceramic tiles.
Total dimensions are: 15 feet wide x 12 inches high.

Colonial era sailboat in bay and man fishing from shore, butlers pantry tile art by Julia Sweda.
Vignette 1
Colonial farmers cultivating garden, harvesting vegetables, gathering firewood, tile art by Julia Sweda.
Vignette 2
Man harvesting wheat with scythe, women gleaning wheat, feeding chickens, tile art mural by Julia Sweda.
Vignette 3
Women milking cows, harvesting grapes, man tending to vineyard, hand painted tile art by Julia Sweda.
Vignette 4
Gathering hay into cart, man fishing in creek, thatched roof cottage, tile art by artist Julia Sweda.
Vignette 5


PO Box 8919
Catalina, AZ

(520) 825-3438
Daily: 10 AM to 8 PM
Arizona Time Zone


"Julia was wonderful to work with, very accommodating and even matched my fabric colors and swatches for my clients kitchen backsplash."
-Mike B.

"Julia did an amazing job and is very busy. She communicated well with the list of wild flowers and pictures I sent her, of the blooms here at our home."
- Ann P.

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