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"I've become most comfortable with either painting whatever I feel like painting in the moment, or making every effort to conform to my clients vision."



Hampton Inn - Arcata, Ca

Commissioned by the owners of the the Arcata Hampton Inn in 2009. I painted this while the building was still in the beginning phases of construction. This was an advantage to the owners and designers because they were able to work their new decor to tie in with the mural.


Horses - Lower Lake, Ca

This is an 4' by 30' mural panel installation commissioned in the spring of 2012 for proud owners of a large farm in Lower Lake, Ca. The horses are actually depictions of the ones that live on their ranch.


Pantry Doors

This mural was commissioned by the owners of a private residence in Woodside, Ca in 2010. This image is part of a whole series of cabinet and pantry storage doors and drawers meant to have a fun "tromp l'oeil" wine cellar effect. This is a popular approach in mural painting. The term is in French and means "Trick of the Eye". The main challenge in painting this commission was having to paint the mural before the cabinetry was assembled, so it became tricky to make sure everything lined up perfectly.