In the spring of 2011, Harrisburg's Uptown Food Market management contacted myself and painter friend Allison Mushalko to commission an 11 x 70 foot sized mural for the 3rd Street side of the grocery store. We jumped on the opportunity, researching painting processes, mural supplies, and installation techniques from other mural programs and professionals. Completing the mural in a short month and a half, we learned a lot about mural work, and were very proud of our efforts. The community loved the outcome, and the mural lasted a few years before the building changed ownership.
Allison and I continued our own separate mural making in the areas we lived (she was commuting and working remotely on pieces for the Uptown Food Market mural). I also created a fun community mural during Kipona Arts Festival on the Riverfront in Harrisburg over Memorial Day 2011. My favorite mural project so far has been a 7 year old's bedroom--complete with sharks, coral, and seaweed (and he even helped!). A tremendous honor was creating murals for The Bridges at Bent Creek Senior Living Community in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
Uptown Food Market
UV Protected Paint with Outdoor Varnish on Muslin
69 x 11 feet
"The People Next To You"
Community Mural Project with BARAK, Inc. in Harrisburg's Kipona Arts Festival, Memorial Day Weekend
UV Protected Paint on Parachute Fabric
Artist Competition and Community Art Event
Spray paint on Aluminum
Leslie Medrano and I painted this mural at the Compassion International site we volunteered at in Tultitlan, Districto Federal, Mexico City, Mexico
(We spent the summer learning conversational Spanish, Mexican culture, and doing missionary work with children)
House Paint on Bedroom Walls
Underwater Adventure land as desired by Luke and approved by Mom
The Seasons Tree
House Paint on Wall, Watercolor on Paper Fall Leaves
5 x 7 feet
Hand painted tree including leaves painted by Seasons (those with early Alzheimer's and Dementia) residents
Garden Door Entrance
House Paint on Door
Garden Door Exit
House Paint on Wall and Door
House Paint on Wall