Current events have made Sonya Sotomayor’s presence in my collection even more meaningful to me. Ms. Manner, a chemistry teacher at Bryan Adams High School, recently passes away. At a vigil students came forward over and over and said that she believed in them no matter what their background. You could tell that this was a unique presence in [...]
Light: Reflected and from Within
Please join me for my first public exhibit of this many works. I’m presenting three series.
“Gold on Paper” explores the use of recycled paper in sculpture. First, I guide the sculptures with my hands, and then let the paper’s inherent properties take over, resulting in the creation of [...]
A client was having her hardwood floor in her entry refinish. Natural wood is beautiful in any home. But she wanted something more.
Her refinisher Terry Hicks called Artisan Finishes. I met with the client and looked at some pictures she had collected for inspiration. I drew up a design scaled specifically to her room. We [...]
Any one who has catalyst listed as their title on their business card makes me suspicious.
I went to a meeting today prepared for the worst. Ended up in a blogging class. Now I’m writing a blog post. Take away was do a blog like you cook. Get all your ingredients together. Prepare them. [...]
This project began with a decal. At least in concept. The client liked the decal, but not quite. It had elephants, giraffes, rhinoceroses and monkeys. But she didn’t want the monkeys. The size was small. And then there was color. Brown. What shade of brown would it be? Anyone who has ordered anything online, knows that [...]
We worked with Interior Designer Sharon Flatley on this mural. She gave us a concept and we started with a pencil sketch. Revised it. Then created a color rendering, before finally painting the mural on the wall. The process is key to communication with the client and designer so that every one’s input can be [...]
Venetian plaster. Of all the words that come to mind to describe the final finish… sexy is what I keep coming back to. Venetian plaster creates a feel. You lean back against the wall. Your fingers casually come in contact and before you know it you know it [...]
In the tiger lilly room, we created a Rousseau-esque jungle mural with layers of vegetation and lounging tiger.
We strive to provide environments with our children’s murals. As an artist, I feel that the current trend of clipart murals creates disconnected images that sometime don’t relate in concept or style. When doing a custom mural, I take the concepts and characters and put them into a world with perspective and space. The rooster [...]
Watercolor artist, Elizabeth Meaney, of Austin joined Artisan Finishes for this children’s mural at Sunrise Montessori. She and I met years ago in architecture school at UT Austin. After two years of drafting she shifted her focus to Art and Art History and continued her studies in France. Over the years I have turned to [...]