Bernie Mitchell is the mastermind behind these beautiful pieces of art. The idea started while trying to find the best way to make art through a simple medium in the 1990s. Not so surprisingly, he started his career as a professional drywall finisher. While on the job, he experimented with raised panels on wall surfaces. As he became more entranced by his new methods, he decided to start making impressions in the wet compound with leaves and barley stalks. Today, Bernie Mitchell is a drywall contractor with a specialty in sculpting, designing, and constructing walls with 3-D textures. He works primarily with shoreline homes and cottages, and he particularly likes working with bird sculptures in his works as well.