What is a group mural?

Group murals are done with the group of your choosing guided by a professional artist with years of mural making experience.  Once the design of the mural is agreed on, the artist is responsible for enlarging the design which is then made ready for a large group to participate on,  anywhere from a few people at one time to over 100!  We all work together by each creating one square section of the mural.  The artist works with the participants to mix colors and handle a paint brush. Depending on the group and the length of time together we can add advance acrylic painting techniques like blending, shading, glazing and color theory.

What is Painting by Squares?

 Painting by squares gives us a solid foundation to work with, focusing only on the square in front of you.  When the squares are all put together the underlying image shows through.  The individual participants' work can still be seen along with the contribution to the whole.  The student or community helper only has to focus on the one single square in front of them

What is Pellon?

I paint murals on pellon, a synthetic canvas, that when prepared properly can be mounted to any interior or exterior smooth surface.   In order to make it weather proof it must be coated on both sides with gloss varnish.  Then it can be painted on and sealed. 

It comes in a large roll and I cut it up into squares, painting them one at a time .  There can be as few as 9 or as many as 400.  There is no limit.

What image do we work with?

Each mural project is different.  The image we work with is a collaboration between the artist and the client.  The image may be conceived by the team, but it is approved by the client prior to production.  I can suggest a few ideas based on an initial conversation or you can send me some images of things you like.  I can't copy anyone's artwork without permission, but I can re-create just about anything.

How is it installed?

Each mural square can be installed on any smooth surface, interior or exterior. For interior applications on walls we can use wallpaper paste which is semi-temporary or we can mount it on individual panels that are transportable to trade shows and other events.  For both interior and exterior applications we can use gel medium for a permanent installation.

How much does it cost?

Costs are based on an estimated hourly rate of $100,   add to that the cost of postage, paint and materials. Every project involves preparation, set-up and clean-up time that is in addition to the time spent with your group in person.  Best thing to do is call for a quote. 

Will You Travel? How far?

The finished squares can be shipped anywhere in the world.  I will design your mural project so that it can be installed at your location without the added expense of bringing the artist out to your location.  Most of the work can be done in advance and I look over all the pieces before it goes to the site.  Some areas of the project may require additional artist's hand at the site.  This can be arranged 

How do we get started?

The easiest way to get started is to call me.  It helps to have photographs of the site where the mural would be mounted.  If you can send any measurements that will be helpful too.  If you have any ideas for images or links to corporate websites, mascots etc, that you would like to see as a mural you can send those along too.  The more you send the better informed I can be when we talk.