Mixed Media Art
How much kid art do you have laying around? Or possibly medals from sporting events, ribbons, patches, old report cards, even old uniforms from gymnastics. Their favorite tiny toy from that time you got them a Happy Meal only to step on it with your bare feet. How about turning all of those memories into a custom mixed medium abstract painting? I will interview you and your child, ask the right questions, discover your favorite things and I will do the rest! Give me all the stuff. I will mount on quality plywood and add my artistic flair. Proudly hang it anywhere in your home or office.
Discovery is part of the artistic process. Jumping into a piece of art with no rules can be exciting. I still find myself judging and being too critical of what I’m doing. I found the book The Artist Way has helped me a great deal to let that critical part of my mind calm down a bit. Getting out of my own way… I have heard that a lot. The best part of making mixed media art is finding materials that say something thoughtful or humorous. Maybe just a piece of material can spark a plan. Sometimes it can be the building blocks of a thought and then something else wonderful happens. Most importantly, never stop creating no matter what you are feeling at the time. Stay open.
I enjoy everything about my work. Including the cleaning, preparation, set up and planning. The execution of each project encompasses more than just the paint on the wall. Or face painting for a children’s party. It means listening and understanding what my client needs and wants. It’s my job to make that happen. Communication is an art form that I thrive on. Artistic license is nice but direction from the client is key to making any mural or event feel inspired. I want to be on that team. I want to work with you to make that vision into a reality.
Bidding and Pricing
Of corse every mural project is different however for the most part I price the on the length I estimate it will take me to complete the mural. I include everything in my bid. Most smaller mural projects will take me two to 5 days. After I am hired and the design is agreed on and we have a signed contract the fun begins. First day is cleaning and prepping the area. Drawing it out on the wall and painting will start. I work around the clients schedule so that is based on what hours work for you.