It’s been a busy season since graduating in May. I had the honor of being hired by a friend, Kelly Reyna, to help her on an enormous exterior mural. Kelly had the mural sketched out in black by the time I showed up on the scene. She had me paint in all the rocks, the background fabric (and add some folds), as well as my favorite part: paint a trompe l’oeil golden frame around the restaurant’s take-out window. After that I shaded and added highlights to the striped fabric to make it look as if it was undulating and she even, very generously, had me sign the mural with her. One of my favorite parts of this mural is the taco-wing selfie section. This part was painted so that people could stand in front of it, giving themselves taco-wings, and take a selfie. The calming mantra: “Inhale Tacos, Exhale Negativity” just about sums up the awesomeness of this project. Pop over to the mural section on my website to see more pictures of this mural and others I’ve done.
It’s about time I share with you some pictures of a series of interior murals I did for a retail on-premise wine shop Splendid Grapes in Sackville, New Brunswick. They run a truly great shop, are wonderful people – and I made wonderful batches of wine with them to cater an art exhibit reception!
Murals are such a great way to bring a space to life with your personal inspiration. If you’re interested in an interior mural for your business or children’s room please contact me through my website so we can discuss the idea! As a business owner you’d be supporting the arts and reflecting your values to customers. As a parent you’d be providing your child with an imaginative vibrant space in which to play and grow up. Our surroundings are more important than we realize and murals are an really fun, special way to brighten up your life. I can work with any theme and bring my own ideas to the table – or rather, to the wall 😉