Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Mayor's Viewing Stand

On Friday February 10th, I got a phone call from the Mayor's Office saying that they decided, in the 11th hour, to have new art painted for the newly constructed stand... but could I design and paint it by Wednesday, February 15th?! When the Mayor's Office calls, it's hard to say no despite whatever else is going on. I had it designed by late that evening and began painting on it Sunday. Everything was completed on schedule, ahead of impending rain. That Monday, the mayor came by to personally inspect the installation of all the viewing stands, and he was very happy to see the progress. The best part was seeing it on TV on Mardi Gras Day as the mayor danced in front of it with King Zulu, then toasted him and later, King Rex from his newly painted podium.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

A. Vargas Bidy Shop Sign

While recently working on the Toledano St. mural for Breaux Mart, I was asked by Mr. Alex Vargas to consider repainting the 40-year old signage mural for his body shop. Truthfully, the entire wall had to be replaced due to termite damage, and I used old photos to recreate the look. I happily "fit it in", by adding an additional week rental for the scissor lift. Regarding the latest Breaux Mart mural, my perfectionist streak is waiting to post photos of it, though folks constantly stop to take photos and tell me how much they love it, which deeply pleases me. It will take at least another month to complete.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Butterfly Effects Signage Complete

I had my first experience navigating Jefferson Parish bureacracy in the form of applying for a variance and permits for these two signs. I used a boom to reach the area above the awning, and used thick upholstery foam and plywood to level out a shelf on top of the awning to prevent myself from slipping. I also wore a harness to try and prevent myself from being hurt if I did somehow slip. ...Another satisfied customer!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Bennie Ratliff: Painting & Poster

I did this portrait of Bennie Ratliff, a Mardi Gras Indian who is wheelchair-bound, in the hopes he can use it to make posters and fans to add to his income. He is a great guy- very inspiring and determined through all the adversity!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Garuda

Here is another float for Universal Studios that will roll for their version of Mardi Gras this winter. Again, it will be adorned with flowers at the top, glitter, lights, etc. This one was a lot of fun to paint!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Pegasus Float

Here is some float painting that I recently completed for Universal Studios in Orlando. My painting is only a portion of the decorating for the float- it will get props, lights and sparkle by the time they're through with it!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

World of Beer

Max Bernardi Murals & More, LLC just completed an exterior signage mural on Julia Street for "World of Beer" just in time for White Linen Night, 2016. They probably would have sold a lot of beer without it, but I'm sure they were slammin' with this this new addition to their street presence!