Murals & Wall Art
I absolutely LOVE painting on walls…inside and outside. It warms my heart and creative soul that so much community art is being included on everything from bus stops to huge common walls that everyone can enjoy. It contributes to the visual richness of the community and is such a wonderful investment. If you love my work and would like a painting or mural please contact me to discuss your ideas… firstname.lastname@example.org
I have included a few of the murals that I have created and LOVE!
WOODBRIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL
This painting was a gift to my daughter's Primary School. We had such amazing teachers and a lovely experience and I was so grateful for their efforts. It was a pleasure to do and there's a little bit of long lasting evidence that we were there and not to forget about us!
For the second mural at Woodbridge Primary, I sat down with the teachers and asked them what they wished for the children. I wrote down all their words and came up with this meaningful painting for them...
WOODBRIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL MURAL 2The magpie is their emblem and they have quite a few animals that are local to their environment.
MID CENTURY CAFE AND COLLECTABLES www.mid-centurycafe.com.au
A FABULOUS groovy cafe in Perth where the owner/creator had so many exciting ideas and a fabulous vision for her business.They chose the colour palette and pretty much left the rest up to me (my favourite part)... I'm a bit of a retro loving girl, so this was so much fun for me to paint and right up my alley.
ACCOUNTANT'S OFFICE, EAST PERTH
Some may think this is very unlike my style but in fact it was another painting that was right up my alley. I asked the accountant what they did and he basically said that we take peoples business information and put it all into order. A picture of my my own book keeping style jumped into my head ( emptying a shoe box full of receipts onto his desk...whoops!) and the idea was born. It had to tell a story and it does, ending with the business mission statement and values. I would hope that clients will be curious while studying the painting and that it makes them think about it's meaning. I really really enjoyed creating this painting and my client was very happy.
CHILDRENS BEDROOMS GIRL & BOYThe Mum of this little girl described her as having so much energy and was really playful. I decided that her bedroom mural could be exactly about her...all that magical energy coming out from the bottom of those busy feet.
Her brother was really enjoying his iPad and discovering the games he could play and disappear into for a moment in his day...he loved them!
The image for his painting came to me instantly. I was very grateful that my client just trusted me to create just the right imagery for each Childs room. The best part was when the children would come home after school each day and see the progress. I was able to involve them in the process and feeling included made it that bit more personalised.
MID-CENTURY APARTMENT FREMANTLE W.A. 2018My client didn't know what she'd like on her walls so I just looked around her apartment and asked her about these colourful chairs around the dining table.
They were a favourite and she'd planned to keep them forever. I saw a great clue in them. The colour palette was already in front of us and the design had quite a mid century feel about it...so did her apartment. So I came up with a story board and asked her to trust me...and she did! ( I said anything that didn't work for her...I would change). We were both absolutely delighted with the end result. The mural began inside and travelled through to the back patio area.
PRIVATE RESIDENSE : SCARBOROUGH W.A 2019
I met with my clients and they had a large white wall in their courtyard that they thought was to bare. We had a great conversation over a cuppa at our first meeting and I discovered they were both passionate Aussie bush lovers...Salmon Gum trees, lorikeets, pink and grey galahs and the Australian flora. The shape of the wall gave me the thought of having a scene about what might be happenning way up into the tree. I've found that its just so important for my client to have played a big part in the design of the painting. They need to have a strong connection and so we work together. It's my job to help them articulate what they can see in their mind...they will live with the painting everyday so I make sure they LOVE love L o V E it !
OLIVE FARM WINERY, SWAN VALLEY, W.A.
This was very much a family business and it was important to portray that sentiment in this commissioned painting. Their kids represented the future and so we decided to make it about them. The dogs were always on the property and very much part of the winery family. They loved to greet the customers and everyone loved them....such characters.
I decided the family story should be there for all to read so we had it painted onto the wall...I see
These were my concepts for a fabulous public art commission in one of Perth's laneways in the fashion precinct. It's use has changed nowadays and it's a thoroughfare from one street to the next. I wasn't successful in being chosen on this occasion but what the artists painted was amazing and is a highlight in that area. I really love that these areas are being given attention and new life. Makes a city have character.
A concept drawing for a really great retro shop in Perth. The owner is a vibrant and colourful person that often wore purple. She is an amazing collector of "things" with a keen eye, so I thought she should be on the outside of her building.