Mural Paintings! One of my favorite things to paint has always been large murals. I've worked on renegade street graffiti, done live performances and finished giant walls both indoors and outdoors. I really like the challenge of large scale work as well as the effect it has on the viewer as a sort of alternative reality. As an accomplished muralist I’ve done countless commissioned projects on the walls of private homes, public spaces and corporate offices. Many of these works have been done directly on primed surfaces ( primarily wood, drywall and brick) while other more permanent creations have been made on paper or canvas in order to travel from place to place.
Some of the highlights are included on this page. The top image is from the Bizmedia office. This group of internet entrepreneurs wanted a tech-themed cityscape so I incorporated giant computers in the place of billboards. Scattered throughout the mural are large ghost like figures typing into the billboard screens suggesting these web developers are in fact controlling the city.
The photographs on the left hand side feature a variety of different projects. These include the full exterior of a house in downtown Toronto, a site specific skyline at a Yorkville Real Estate firm, another tech-based company who requested the painting have numerous hand held devices and an awesome ceiling mural that was done in a local skateboard shop. For the most part these clients gave me some small input or theme and then trusted me enough to let lose on their walls.
The final image at the bottom of this page is from a special project I did in Toronto's Kensington Market. This was one of three murals commissioned by the city as a part of a new street art initiative. In hopes of making the city more fun and encouraging talented painters Toronto picked a number of high traffic areas to designate to different artists.