Mural Painting in New York City

This past winter I spent about 10 weeks in NYC working at Evergreen Architectural Arts Midtown Mural painting studio.
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Church Mural Re-Creation: Felix Lieftuchter, St. Aloysius, Bowling Green, Ohio

In Early 2014 I had the privilege to be called up to work on the recreation of a church mural at St. Aloysius church in Bowling Green, Ohio, The muralist is Felix Lieftuchter (b. Cincinnati, OH. 1883). My job is as an in-painter, which is…
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Reverse Graffiti

I love this concept - graffiti created by removing dirt. Just to be clear, these practitioners are removing the dirt, not applying anything. It's a wonderful idea and a poignant statement about the condition of our world. Businesses have also…
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St. Francis De Sales Completed Church Restoration, Paducah, KY.

The  summer of 2011 I worked on  a church restoration  at St. Francis De Sales Catholic church in Paducah, Kentucky.  On this project I worked for  Tony Kartsonas of Historic Surfaces. Also on the project were Susie Buchholz, Nick Pavlos…
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Old South Church Restoration on Nantucket Island

This past spring I spent 6 weeks working on beautiful Nantucket Island helping restore  the Old South Church in Nantucket Island.  Today it is the oldest of the large church buildings still standing in the town. Nantucket is about 30 miles…
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The San Francisco Murals of Mona Caron

In the fall of 2009 I had a pleasant visit to San Francisco after attending a wedding in northern California. I had never visited the city before, and I specifically wanted to take a look at some of the many murals there. I will do another…
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Violet Oakley and the Red Rose Girls

I just finished reading a terrific book on the story of the Red Rose girls, three female students of Howard Pyle who ended up establishing a communal house and studio called the Red Rose Inn. They collaborated and were living together for…
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Marquetry Wood Mural

A unique decorative art technique that I became aware of recently is  marquetry wood murals. Here is an example by Emile Galle, late nineteenth century, French.  Marquetry is inlaying wood in decorative patterns, usually in furniture or sometimes…
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Granada Theater Mural for Rogers Park

This summer I submitted a proposal to  Chicago's 49th ward (Rogers Park neighborhood) for a mural competition there, which I did not win. My theme was a tribute to the now demolished Granada Theater. Formerly at 6427 N. Sheridan, the…
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Tribute to Adrian Booth / Lorna Gray installed in Grand Rapids for Art-Prize Event

[This piece is available  to an Adrian Booth fan.  It is in four separate pieces  on MDO board totaling 16 ft. in height. It also displays well as a 12 or 8 ft. or even just the head piece.  Either you pick it up in Chicago, or I'm  asking …
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My Chicago Ave. Green Transportation Mural

This is a mural I painted this summer (2009)  in Chicago, Il. The theme is alternative transportation. Done under the auspices of the Westtown Chamber of Commerce.One block west of Halsted on Chicago Ave.  About five weeks of   really hard…
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Philadelphia Mural Viewing Trip

In May and June I spent two separate days In Philadelphia taking a look at some of the murals  there. There are actually over 3000 (yes, three thousand  ) murals in the city. The instigator of this was Jane Golden who started an anti-graffiti…