ABOUT: About Us


"The responses to the HGTV shows have been amazing. Your creativity is beyond impressive."
HGTV Interior Designer,
Julie Zich
Ascot and Ivy

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Dear Clients and Friends, Thank you for your support and patronage. We've closed our doors after over a decade of creating great spaces. Please feel free to contact either of us with any inquiries and projects.

Welcome Designers, Art Consultants, Architects, Contractors, and Private Clients. We invite you to contact us about your residential, commercial, and public projects.

We think it's rather special to take a client's vision and transform it into stunning imagery and finishes that make a lasting impression . Since 1999, we've provided a "peace of mind" to our clients with confidence in knowing they will receive a first-class job from beginning to end. We enjoy new challenges, the opportunity to extend our repertoire, and the benefit it brings to our clients. Work is completed on-site, world-wide, or in our Chicago studio.

Led by Artist Ronit Mitchell and Scott Bullock, our work includes one of Chicago's largest murals located inside the famous East Bank Club, multiple appearances on HGTV, showcase rooms and trend houses at Chicago icon, Marshall Fields on State St., and ASID show houses. Our children's murals were named in the 8 Great Children's Mural Painters from around the world on Spire.com, arts and culture.

Talent, diverse experience, and great client relationships has built Penumbra Studios into a well respected art studio. We are focused on taking cues from our clients and are committed to creating strong client relationships. Penumbra Studios employs a variety of techniques, approaches, research, and materials. Experimenting is our specialty and the combinations are boundless. We consider the habitat of all humans, our earth, and use the highest grade materials with an emphasis on environmentally friendly products.

We understand the value of the emotional connection between a person and their surroundings, and feel that our work not only enhances a space, but also enriches the human spirit. Whether it's a personal setting, or commercial location shared by many, we provide successful solutions, skill, and expertise to match your visual needs. Our work is as varied as the clients who come to us for unforgettable designs and finishes inspired by the past, or stirred by the modern.

Penumbra Studios is not just a fine decorative painting company. We welcome all kinds of artistic projects. Among them are restoration, woodwork, sculpture, and signs.

Our clients are always welcome to call with questions that require knowledge of paint, materials, structure, art, or artistic expertise.

Among Penumbra Studios' gallery of work and clients:

  • HGTV, "New Spaces", episodes 'Venetian Spa' & 'Basement Party Space'
  • East Bank Club's "Afternoon by the Lake" -one of Chicago's largest indoor murals
  • ASID Show Houses 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
  • National Historic Landmark, The Redfield Estate at The Grove
  • Chicago Parade of Cows
  • Marshall Fields - multiple trend houses, show rooms, and interior design reception center
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Children's Memorial Hospital
  • Gateway Foundation
  • LaGrange Public Library
  • Recycled Paper Greetings corporate office
  • Fair Oaks Farms
  • and many more