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Cowboy Boot - Ogallala, NE
A fiberglass boot commissioned by the city of Ogallala, NE for installation to attract tourists into the downtown area. This boot stands 8 feet tall and measures 9 feet from boot tip to spur rowel. The theme of the design was to incorporate symbolic images from the surrounding area. Once the painting was complete I had a local Auto Body Shop spray it with an automotive clear coat for UV protection.
This outdoor mural was commissioned by the public library of Edgemont, SD. They wanted an eyecatching design that incorporated the idea of books being able to transport you to anywhere in the world.
This is a piano bench commissioned by a client who wanted several symbols that were meaningful to their family, incorporated into a folksy design and a usable piece of furniture. The bench was constructed by a local craftsman in Rapid City, SD and I completed the design in acrylic with a polyurethane finish.
This trompe l'oleil wooden structure was painted to give a visual frame effect to a free standing woodstove in the corner of a very large open living room. The pillars and trim were painted to look like oak.
These are the walls in a computer design office. I've painted the walls to resemble crumbling adobe with a soft blue sky above. Over the edges of the wall, trail silk garlands of grapevine and ivy.
This is in a nursery in Edmonton, AB. The family was avid dog lovers as well as liking Mary Engelbreit design. I incorporated both in designing this nursery for their first born daughter. The sheet being pulled between the two dogs over the window would be used to put her name in, once they chose her name after her arrival.
This was a job for a beautiful home high on a hill overlooking Boise, ID. The homeowners wanted to block the view of their immediate neighbor next door and have me replace it with a scene with what they had been able to see before the neighboring house was built. Notice the skyline to the immediate left of the painting. I was asked to continue the skyline and paint the native landscape. I added the creek, bridge, path and a few native quail that are indigenous to the area as well.
Burlap and Vine
This job was in a remote Ranch House near Lusk, WY. The client chose a "burlap" effect for the base of the wall, bordered with a vine that would match a silk vine already being used in the area.
This children's store in Buffalo, WY hired me to paint the children's dressing room to look like a real house; the bookcase, window, lamp. etc. Then they finished the decor with kid's size furniture, hung a phone on the wall, etc....making it a cozy little room for kids.
This is a children's bathroom in Gardiner, MT. The customer wanted an "underwater" look to the entire bathroom. The floor, walls and ceiling were painted with a "Disney Blue" then I added cartoon characters in an underwater scene. The mirror was bordered with a ship's wheel over a vanity and sinks.
This painting was done in Boise, ID. The customer wanted a calm scenic landscape painting on the wall of a descending stairwell into their basement. The basement had several beautifully finished bedrooms with basement window wells. I painted the inside of the window wells with scenes so the rooms had a view rather than a sterile blank window well.
This room is in the building of a very successful Massage Therapist in Ogalalla, NE. The idea was to create a calm, relaxing atmosphere while making a small room look bigger than it really was. Along with ambient lighting and soothing music, it's become a very tranquil setting for relaxation.
This kitchen bar was part of a re-model in a home. Once it was built, I wanted it to look like it was finished out in moss rock often used in my native Wyoming. The warm tones compliment the buckskin colored walls in the room and lots of oak trim furniture.