Inspire the people in your life with an original mural designed specifically for your space. I have experience painting murals in a variety of sizes and in both indoor and outdoor settings such as kids' rooms / play rooms, home vignettes, businesses, food carts, waiting rooms, schools, and wedding photography back-drops.
PRICING + PROCESS
Here is a summary to help understand the approximate pricing and payment schedules for a mural:
DESIGN FEE: $200 This payment is made up-front and is non-refundable. This includes:
Site visit by artist (within 20 miles of Bend, OR.)
All communication/collaboration regarding the concept for the artwork
A to-scale pencil sketch of the design proposal with up to 2 major revisions
*Should the client request more that 2 major revisions, an additional design fee will be applied.
MURAL PRICING: $25 per square foot Most murals will be priced at $25 per square foot. If the client requests a highly detailed mural, pricing is subject to increase but is not expected to exceed $35 per square foot.
1/2 of the mural payment will be due upon design approval, prior to the start of work
The last 1/2 of the mural payment will be due upon completion of the artwork.
POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL COSTS:
If travel is required (beyond 20 miles outside of Bend) for the work or site visit, travel costs will be charged to the client.
If ladders, scaffolding, or other safety equipment is needed to complete the work, the fees and coordination of these materials will be the client's responsibility.
Costs associated with site preparation will be the client's responsibility, such as painting the surrounding walls to the artwork site, and sanding and/or priming the artwork site if needed.
Any coating for anti UV or graffiti is not included in my scope of work.
SITE VISIT / SITE INFORMATION When possible, the best way for me to collect site information and discuss your ideas is to visit the space and meet with you in person. I can take photographs and measurements of the potential artwork site and look at any inspirational imagery or colors you've collected. We can speak freely and throw around ideas about layout, characters, and themes. I can scout the area to determine any logistically tricky areas in advance.
In cases where a site visit is not possible, I will require the following information:
Thorough photography of the artwork site and surrounding area (to determine staging logistics for materials and ladder.
A drawing of the artwork wall(s) with all measurements including doorways, fixtures, or any other features on the wall that may affect the site lines or composition of the design (such as vents, hooks, hanging lights, furniture)
A description of desired colors, themes, characters, and a reference to specific artwork of mine that you were particularly drawn to on this website or Instagram.
Using the information collected from the site visit and/or our correspondence, I will create a pencil sketch (to-scale) of the artwork design proposed for the space for your approval.
PREPARATION Upon design approval, I will procure all materials needed to complete the artwork and we will mutually agree to a schedule for the work to be completed. In advance of my start date, I'll request that the space is prepared. Site preparation includes:
Any necessary equipment needed to access the space is procured. Depending on the space, this could mean step stools, ladders, or even scaffolding. I will provide my own drop-cloths.
Any valuables and furniture are moved away from the work space. During the painting time, the space should be considered a work space and have limited, if any, unnecessary foot traffic.
The art wall is sanded and primed if necessary (this should not be needed if the wall is already painted white or another light base color).
The surrounding walls are painted the color you would like them to be.
If you are interested in a mural, please use the contact form on this website to inquire. I'd love to create a beautiful piece of artwork for your walls!
*Please note that all mural designs will be original and designed specifically for your site. I paint in the style as depicted on this website. I am delighted to personalize your artwork, however, I do not paint characters that already exist in popular culture or in the style of another artist (Disney, Marvel, etc).
MURAL GALLERIES Click images below to view a selection of past work
Amara is a community based nonprofit organization serving children in foster care. This final mural has been installed on the southern edge of Amara’s headquarters, at 5907 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. in Seattle. Amara commissioned the mural to symbolize the journey children take through the foster care system, as well as their efforts to recruit a larger, more diverse pool of foster families to match the population of kids in the system.
My design, “A Journey of Love” won the mural competition and was painted by Urban Artworks, an organization that works with local teens to create public art in the Seattle area. Through Urban Artworks’ program, at-risk youth moving on from the juvenile justice system interact with caring adults, receive positive engagement during non-school hours, and find a creative outlet, all while they build employment skills (and their résumés), earn income, and build a sense of connection to the community in which they live and create art for. Click here to see images of the mural painting in progress.
MY DESIGN INTENT:
Every child that Amara serves is the hero of his or her own unique story and faces a special journey to a stable, long-term home and family. This mural design invites the community to follow four children on their extraordinary journey through a world with families at the center of each universe they encounter. Each new environment they enter presents them with a world of possibilities, love, and even a little magic – the spirit of childhood.
Above all, this artwork confidently defines the energy around transitions as reinforcing, safe, affirming, and beautiful. Supportive and whimsical characters (from magical origami cranes, to friendly fish and majestic whales) smoothly shepherd the children into every scene. They create a path for the kids, just as Amara, foster families, and the community do. The kids enter each new world jubilantly, finding themselves surrounded by families and tenderness. This uplifting design is a reflection of Amara’s beautiful work told through the voice and imagination of children. Their journey elevates the children and the final scene reminds us all of Amara’s fundamental goals as it greets visitors to Amara’s Center for Fostering and Adoption.