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 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 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.
This residential mural was painted in a hall entryway in Richmond VA. The clients wanted a tiger and tropical plants.
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 the Yoga Dojo extending their brand recognition with posts to social media.
This a wallpaper created to be a dramatic mural from one of my floral paintings. It is manufactured through Muse Wall Design. We have created a collection of nature themed wallpapers and wallpaper murals for them. They produce high quality removable wallpapers. They also have the capabilities to print on traditional wallpaper.
One of the products we make at Thicket Design is wall hanging charts. Reminiscent of classroom pull down charts, each one is made by hand. This one is from a pencil drawing I did of a majestic Bison. It is Giclee printed on primed canvas, framed and finished with brass end caps.
Another product we produce at Thicket Design is Decoupage platters. We think of them as another form of framing art work as they can be hung on the wall or displayed on a shelf. All of the imagery comes from my paintings and collages. Each plate is made by hand using a very old process.
This image shows a collection hung together and a cloud painting on my drafting table.
These are one of a kind collage Decoupage bell jars. There is a hole at the top of each to convert into table or hanging lamps or they can be used as stand alone decorative objects. They are in three themes: Terrarium, Aquarium, and Ornithology.
This illustration represents the type of detailed painting I do in Gouache, (an opaque watercolor). I am primarily a botanical and animal illustrator with many years of classical painting training and experience. I can take on any type of custom job for original paintings or illustrations.