Thicket Design is available to paint live at conferences and events. We pride ourselves on taking client ideas to create custom large scale works of art using the Thicket Design style fused with the event theme. Artwork creation at a live event provides attendees the opportunity for discussion, interaction, and respite. The finished painting can be donated or hung in the offices of your organization. Get in touch to receive more information on this service.
Thicket Design in action, doing live mural painting for the Microsoft Build Conference 2019
Live painting at Microsoft Build 2019
Mixing Colors at Microsoft Build 2019
The mural created specifically for Microsoft depicts computing mascots done in my naturalist style. It was fun for attendees to see how many they could name.
The mural was worked on during the three day event. This fostered conversation around creativity at work or just a welcome area of calm at a bustling convention.
After the mural was done it was donated to The Seattle Children’s Hospital.
This is a residential mural done in the entryway of a home in Richmond VA.
This showcases my signature style. Based on Chinoiserie wallpaper and natural history illustration, the effect is reminiscent of traditional styles while feeling new.
Many plants and animals can be used in these murals. This is a way to have the murals be personal and custom. Here I used birds, and some plants that were inspired by the client’s garden.
The murals are created to fit a specific place. This one goes up the stairs and continues to the 15 ft. ceiling in the landing.
Click to read about the creation of this mural on Design Sponge.
This mural was created for the Vibe Mural Fest in the Vibe Creative District in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Festival consisted of 10 murals going up in 10 days as a part of the revitalization and branding project of this neighborhood. We entered to be considered and were chosen as one of the 10 muralists out of hundreds of entries.
The Mural went up on the side of Prosperity Kitchen, a bakery and Restaurant that is owned and operated in conjunction with an organic farm. The restaurant and it’s sister restaurant, Commune, sources all the ingredients for the food from local farms. The concept for the mural is to showcase the story of the food. All of the plants in the mural are used in Prosperity Kitchen’s recipes.
The completed mural showing the plants that the restaurant cooks with, referencing their organic farm.
In progress. The Vibe Mural Fest helps bring excitement and energy to the area with tours of the murals in progress, and events to celebrate the “outdoor museum” that is the Vibe Creative District.
Click to read Virginia Pilot Article about the creation of this mural and the Vibe Mural Fest.
This is a residential mural spanning all four walls of this bedroom. The client wanted tropical plants and cranes done in a monochromatic color scheme.
The mural was created to go around windows and into this alcove. This wall shows Palms, and stylized Agave plants.
A palm between two windows.
Monochromatic color schemes can be a good way to have a lot of detail while still feeling calm.
A Mural created for the Richmond VA Restaurant Bar Solita. The clients wanted something natural that references the Mediterranean to reference the food. I included lemons and a fig tree.
Fig tree and Palms in this detail.
A Detail of the Mural with the egret flying up the stairs.
This Mural was done in a stairway in a home in Denver Colorado. The clients wanted forest plants and animals. We painted the background dark blue to reference the nocturnal animals depicted.
Included in the mural are mushrooms, ferns, night blooming jasmine, an owl and a coyote.
The plants and animals are all around a giant gold moon.
This residential mural was painted in a hall entryway in Richmond VA. The clients wanted a tiger and tropical plants.
Detail of the Tiger with a Bromillead, and a Plumeria.
Custom Mural for a Yoga Studio in Richmond VA. The Yoga Dojo wanted a mandala for their main wall with a cosmic theme. The mural has become recognizable as being in the Yoga Dojo. This extends their brand recognition when students pose in front of the mural and post to social media