About Us

ppi_richardcarolWe are Carol and Richard Manuputy, an artist/designer team based in Los Osos on the Central Coast of California. We’ve been working together as artists since 1986.

After getting married in 1988 we founded Peaceful Planet Images. Initially, our company created designs for clothing and interiors but in 1995 we branched out and added mural painting to our repertoire. In 2002 we began working in ceramics creating custom tile/mural/faux finish designs and various other ceramic applications. We enjoy working together on team projects and also with other artists. Our most successful and fun designs often come from collaborative efforts

Carol was born in Rochester, New York and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Art & Design from California State University at San Luis Obispo. She has been involved in some form of art since the 1970s. She has worked with the San Luis Obispo Art Center teaching art to children and has taught art in both public and private schools. She continues to create art in our studio.


Richard was born and raised in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and graduated from California State University at Long Beach with a degree in Interior Design. He loves to play guitar. He is also a devoted practitioner (since 1975) and student of the ancient discipline of Yoga and currently has a full schedule teaching Hatha Yoga classes in the local area.


Today we reside in Los Osos, at the foot of the spectacular Montaña de Oro State Park on the central coast of California with our two young budding artist sons Ethan and Isaac. This website represents a variety of projects in different styles and media over a number of years since the founding of our company.