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Qualifications

I have had the opportunity to paint several commercial, community, and private murals that have ranged from the side of a restaurant, to the entire ceiling of a building, and everything in between. I have also painted over 200 murals in homes throughout the United States and abroad.  I believe my experience with painting large thematic commercial murals that encompass various ideas, withstand the elements, and creating something that inspires the community make me a great candidate to paint this mural. 

 

Education

Fashion Institute of Designs and Merchandising, 2000 Visual Art Degree

 

Exhibits and Awards

4/00 MOMA exhibit show. I had a large 3D piece of art for display.

08- 09 Livermore Wild Vine Art Exhibit

7/09 7/08 Los Altos Art Faire

I also do Home Shows about 3 times a year all over the Bay Area

 

Publications

6/13/07             Valley Newspaper

                        Keeping it Fresco

11/5/03            Riverbank Press           

                        Artist Enlivens City with Murals

7/31/03            Tracy Press

                        Painting the Town

 

Work Experience

Commercial Murals

*            Trader Joe’s                                                                                                             7/09

o   Elk Grove, CA.

o   Modesto, CA.

o   Chico, CA.

o   Carson City,  NV.

o   Reno, NV.

Size:  5 murals that were 5 x 120 feet            Turnaround:            10 weeks

Description:  All 5 murals were painted depicting each city’s landmarks and natural attractions

*            Sahara Restaurant in Redwood City, CA                                                             8/07

Size:            20x60 feet                        Turnaround:            15 days

Description:  All walls were painted in a caramel glaze. There are 3 15 ft. arches that are painted with a faux stone. On the right wall there is an 8ft x 6 ft mural of Lebanese ruins.

 *            Romeo Wineries                                                                                                10/08

2 canvas murals of the client’s land where they grow their grapes

*            White Oak High School Ben Lommond, CA                                                            2/07

Size:            30x20 feet                        Turnaround:            10 days

Description:  whimsical map of the surrounding area

*            Bark to Basics (dog daycare)            San Francisco CA                                    9/07

Size: 8x 15ft plus                        Turnaround: 7 days

Description: 1 wall with doggy school, and other walls with school items

*            San Francisco Day School                                                                                     11/07

Size:  5x7 feet                         Turnaround:  5 days

Description: A collage of various works of literature

*            H and L Noodle bakery in Sacramento, Ca                                                             1/06

Size:             40 x 30x 9 feet                         Turnaround: 10days

Description: Yellow glazing was painted throughout with vines.  One wall is a tropical mural with the restaurants name and logo.

*            Rokku Restaurant             Sacramento CA                                                              6/05

Faux bamboo painted on 4 columns along with burgundy color glazing throughout. Clouds were painted on the ceiling and a large 10ft tropical mural on the back wall.

*            The Commons at Elk Grove                                                                                    8/04

Several murals were painted over doors and on walls of an Alzheimer’s Community.

*Several City murals were painted in Riverbank, and also over the electrical boxes and during the Tracy Bean festival I painted 3, 10x10 murals                                     2003

 

Large Home Murals

*            Dana Stubblefield of the Oakland Raiders                                                            5/08

 boy and girls room was painted in full 360 degree murals

faux finish in the foyer and 2 niche murals in the family room.

*            Wayne Evans            San Jose , Ca                                                                                    12/08

The entire interior garage was painted in an ocean theme, including the ceiling. This job was difficult because I took the clients ideas and painted it using only his descriptions.            

*            Stan and Madu Singh            Modesto, CA                                                                        7/07

The entire house was faux painted. A mural is painted above the fireplace, and 3 other large wall murals are painted throughout the home.

*            Kay Healy Livermore CA                                                                                    10/07

full backyard mural (8ft x 90 ft ) of waterfalls

*            Helen Narisco  Santa Clara, CA                                                                        4/06

A warm caramel glaze was painted throughout the home. I painted a large 10ft circular dome with sky and cherubs, up on a 20ft ceiling.  15ft garden mural painted around the staircase, and 8ft tropical mural painted on entry wall.

 

 I have found that the "language" of life-size illusions allow me to communicate with a very large audience. It seems almost universal that people take delight in being visually tricked. Once captivated by the illusion, the viewer is lured to cross an artistic threshold and thus seduced into exploring the concept of the piece. I have also found that by creating architectural illusion that integrates with the existing environment both optically and aesthetically, the art transcends the "separateness" that public art sometimes produces.

It is important for me, as an artist, to interact with the community, formulating concepts based upon a multitude of viewpoints. Artists must be continually aware that their work can serve as a bridge between diverse cultural backgrounds. Public art is of great interest to me; providing me with a sense of purpose as it is a very powerful form of communication. It can link people together, stimulate a sense of pride within the community, and introduce the viewer to new ideas and perspectives.

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