Murals & Large Scale Paintings
CANVAS Outdoor Museum
Winner of the CANVAS Local Showdown for 2016!
I was the only woman painter selected to participate, was chosen after a lengthy application and portfolio review process. The seven artists selected for the “Local Artist Showdown” were given a 20-foot shipping container to use as their canvas. My mural was 48-feet by 9-feet on three sides of the container. The theme of the event was “Connections,” and my art used the juxtaposition of white and black, plus a streak of rainbow colors, to illuminate this idea. The shipping containers were installed in the Northwood Village neighborhood of West Palm Beach, but are now on Flagler Blvd. in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida. The public voted for their favorite via the CANVAS app. As the winner, I will be given the opportunity to paint a permanent mural, during next year’s CANVAS Outdoor Museum event. CANVAS Local Showdown, is sponsored by West Palm Beach Art in Public Places (AiPP), the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), and CANVAS Art Charities.
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Boynton Beach Arts District Mural
Hobe Sound Mural Project #22 at the AmVets Post #14,
Hobe Sound Florida, 2017.
Private Residence in Jupiter
This mural was above a fireplace in a private residence in Jupiter, Florida. It measured about 4 1/2 feet x 8 1/2 feet and was completed in 2012. The owner had the molding up and wanted this particular painting reproduced. It was done in acrylic directly on the wall and took about 18 hours.
Food & Wine Festival Chalk Art
This was a reproduction of Grant Wood's famous "American Gothic". I wanted to give it a twist, so since I was to be performing in a coffee house type lounge, sponsored by Lexus, I added a coffee cup to the piece. It's a subtle change that many didn't even notice (of course there was a lot of wine being served, which may have had something to do with it). It was about 8' x 8' and took about 10 hours tom complete.
I have a personal connection with Grant Wood, in that my grandparents were close friends with him at the University of Iowa, and my grandmother actually dated him before she married my grandfather, Harry Stinson, a noted sculptor and painter.
Murals at Private Homes - Florida
Palm Beach/Jupiter, Florida
Hobe Sound, Florida
Singer Island, Florida
Hobe Sound, Florida
Wild Water Neighbors in Broomfield, CO
This was an awesome project completed in 2021 for the City of Broomfield. They paired us with a local artist. We asked the community what was important to them, and came up with this concept about the water and how everyone needs to pick up their dog poop, because it affects the local wildlife. It was a wonderful opportunity.
Boulder Strong Mural
My first mural in Boulder located near the corner of Pearl and 30th Streets! Created for the Boulder Housing Partners. This piece was done as a response to the mass shooting at the King Soopers in Boulder in early 2021. I was working at the time the shooting occurred just to the north at the Trader Joe's in Boulder. We also found out later that the shooter lived within a mile of our home in Arvada. Some of my co-workers knew some of the victims, and it was a difficult time at the store. I hope that we can all come together as a community to stop events like this through kindness and empathy.
Back Alley Mural Festival
Winner Second Place at the second annual event for Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, Florida. 3D mural done in acrylic on stucco wall.
First 3D Street Paintings in Denver
I created 3 works for the Santa Fe Streetscape project when the City of Denver wanted to narrow the street in this popular arts district and make it more pedestrian-friendly.
First 3D Street Painting in Wynwood, Miami
Utility Box in Lyons, Colorado
"Wild Neighbors" utility box for the Town of Lyons, Colorado located in
Mural done in 2017 on the side of the School of Art on 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, Florida. Taken from a photograph by Craig Houdeshell at the Jupiter Jubilee in 2015 of a colleague of mine's niece. She was gathering chalk and going over to draw on the parking lot at the event when the photo was taken. I loved her expression, and added the black and white mandala for contrast and added the address 395 to add some color and visual interest.
"Stronger Together" Mural for Queen of Pawns
Mural project commissioned by Queen of Pawns for their Lake Worth, Florida store in 2018.
Lake Worth Street Painting Festival
I normally chalk at this event as a featured artist, but was asked to do an upright mural on the side of a shipping container 2 days before the event, since one of the muralists couldn't make it. I quickly had to come up with a totally different idea, and decided to do a portrait of my daughter, Carmen, who used to chalk with me, and will be graduating from the School at the Art Institute of Chicago with a BA in painting in May. Thanks to my sponsor, Bessenroth Builders for supplying the canvas and paint.
Panther Run Elementary
Murals for school in Lake Worth, Florida, 2014-2015.
Jerry Thomas Elementary
Floor murals for school in Jupiter, Florida, 2018.
Stage Left Mural Project
Project for the Boynton Beach CRA was recently completed in November, 2013. Size is about 14' x 12'.
9 Arch Mural Project
November, 2012 - The Lake Worth CRA chose 9 artists to complete a mural on each archway. Art is acrylic paint on stucco, approximately 9 feet high and took about 12 hours to complete. Location - Lake Blvd. across from Town Hall, 1 block west of Dixie Hwy.