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Summer Mural Painting Complete

Summer Mural Painting Complete

I trust you have had an amazing summer. Summer  mural painting is how I spent my time. I am happy when I paint on walls. Our weather has been so pleasant and the garden has flourished. I have walked in various parks around the city and going to Outdoor Yoga on Sundays.  When I am walking it is always with a camera in hand. My life is a photo-walk.

With the decrease in music students over the summer, I need to fill my days with something more. I had put several bids in for local murals, but summer mural painting got off to a slow start. Then I had two murals which I have been busy with this over the past month.

I actually had to turn one project down, because everyone wanted on them all at the same time. Unfortunately I was unable to meet the deadline for a large mural call, however I understand there will be another opportunity at a later date.

This is the most recent summer mural painting I completed.

I painted this mural for The Prep Program, a preschool program for children with Down syndrome. The mural has 3 components, a tree, a garden and a patch of sunflowers.

Tree Summer Mural Painting

Garden Summer Mural Painting

sunflower summer mural painting

Client Feedback

The amazing review they gave was touching:We are all so impressed with the tree and garden. We absolutely love it! It’s warm, bright, inviting, calming and beautiful. We couldn’t have asked for anything better. We really appreciate your work and the kids will too! It is wonderful when people appreciate what you do.

Before that, I completed this exterior mural for a church in Killarney, the neighborhood I used to live in. I was up 20 feet on scaffolding to do this, with a safety harness of course. This was a large undertaking from one person, not the design itself, but the maneuvering to paint it. I am proud to have achieved it by myself.
St Matthews Summer Mural Painting

The Mural Process

So many thoughts go through one’s mind while painting a mural. Murals are complex in their creation, from planning to creation.

First I decide upon the design through consulting with the client, then I scale it to transfer it to the surface. Once I finish the preliminary work then the fun painting part begins. The beginning stages are technical and accuracy is crucial.

Most times I will use a clear coat, sometimes for UVLS protection to prevent fading of the colours. In the case of exterior murals I often use an anti-graffiti coating. Though expensive, it is a great way to protect your investment as you can power wash off the unwanted tag.

They must look good from a distance as well as close up.  This means most murals have a great amount of detail over a large surface, which is time-consuming, but necessary. You are paying for labour, materials and ingenuity.

Consider a Mural

Each mural is its own process and I always learn something new. Of course I am always looking forward to the next project. Take a look at some of the other murals I have painted here: Murals & Decorative/

Please contact me if you would like me to paint a mural for you.

Murals & Decorative

Murals & Decorative Art

I am a Calgary mural artist who does commercial and residential murals. Creating unique quality custom artwork is my specialty, whether it be indoor or outdoor.  Some of my work has included murals, panels, theme production, window painting, & decorative painting. Also I do contemporary artistic Stampede & holiday window painting.

Have an idea? Let me make it a reality, by enhancing your environment with a design you will love.

Design

From the design of your ideas, to the finished product, I enjoy doing large-scale art works & wall murals. Trompe L’Oeil, decorative painting and accent finishes are part of the process.

We will discuss your ideas and subject I will advise and collaborate with you for the best possible outcome. I can design and produce specialized environments and theme productions for your home or business.

I use only the highest quality materials and can work around your schedule with minimal disruption to your home or business. If you would like to engage your community with a mural project, consider me as a facilitator. I love to mentor.

Recommendations

The Cherry Blossom Tree Mural, 14′ wide and 8′ high, painted in a master bedroom. The owners of the new mural expressed their delight:

“Thank you so much for the mural of the cherry blossom tree in our bedroom, it’s amazing and we are really happy with it! Many thanks, Mark and Fabi”

The Prep Program found the mural changed their space in a positive way:

“We are all so impressed with the tree and garden. We absolutely love it! It’s warm, bright, inviting, calming and beautiful. We couldn’t have asked for anything better. We really appreciate your work and the kids will too!“

St. Matthews United Church in Killarney was happy with the finished result. Furthermore, it will improve the walk-ability of the neighborhood. While on the scaffolding I noticed people were drawn to the area.

The mural looks amazing!

Book a consultation

Original fine art murals can really enhance your space. Good design will deliver an environment you will love spending time in. Turn an ordinary space into an extraordinary one. Contact me for a free consultation today.

Fine Art

Fine Art

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It is my privilege to use my special gifts and talents to create beauty and to share this knowledge with others, as others have done with me. If you appreciate my art, consider investing in a piece for yourself. I can also be commissioned to do something specific for you. Owning a piece of original art is a special investment that you can cherish for years to come. To see my art, visit my Galleries.

I work in pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolour, oils and acrylic. Keeping an art journal on a regular basis is one of my goals. Plein air painting is a fine accompaniment to my love of nature. Taking advantage of the short summer season we have here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada I enjoy going to a serene spot, setting up my easel and creating art out of doors. I have been known to sketch in my car while temperatures plummet, not just here, but in the Arctic as well. Here we are fortunate to be surrounded by world renown beautiful scenery, from foothills to mountains to lakes and rivers.

As well as being a miniature artist, I also paint large scale works, murals, environments and theme development. Many artists who do large scale works are also known to create miniatures as well. There must be something to the expression, “Go big, or stay home.”

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Self-Representing

SOLO EXHIBITS

Caprices Fine Art Show & Sale Inglewood 2013
Calgary Public Library, Petals, Birds & Branches Sept. 2012
Priddis Valley Gardens, Show & Sale, June 2011, Priddis, AB
Priddis Valley Gardens, Show & Sale, June 2010, Priddis, AB
ArtPoint Main Gallery ‘Vision-An Inner Journey’, April 2010, Cal., AB
ArtPoint Upstairs Salon ‘Transmutation’ , October 2009, Cal., AB
Independent Show & Sale, Spring Hotchpotch, April 2008, Cal., AB
Independent Show & Sale, Studio Parallel, Yellowknife, NWT
Open Studio Visits Calgary, Studio Parallel, Yellowknife, NWT
Murals Private Residences Calgary, AB
Commissions Calgary, AB

GROUP EXHIBITS

Murals Urban Interiors, Calgary, AB
Art Fair Drumheller, AB
Artisan Show, Calgary, AB
Studio Parallel, Yellowknife, NWT
Prince of Wales Heritage Centre International Woman’s Day Exhibition, Yellowknife, NWT

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Association of Miniature Artists