I’ve just come back from the US where I attended the unveiling of my new wall mural commission for my very special client Papyrus at their headquarters in San Francisco. Well, it’s actually in Napa – wine county, which is a bonus. How could we not visit a few wineries when we are there?
I thought it might be quite interesting for you to see some pics of the ‘making’ as well as the actual ribbon cutting ceremony.
The brief was to create something inspired by nature so I thought it would be a nice idea to incorporate the four seasons of the year. I had seen an antique Japanese screen and inspired to use this as the starting point.
After working out the layout, I started painting. The scariest part of any big project is actually starting but when I got painting, the wall mural seemed to take on a life of its own.
This is a detail from the ‘Spring’ section of the wall mural.
Most of my paintings are mixed media – ink, gouache, acrylic, text, pencil etc
The actual painting took about 3 solid weeks. When the artwork was finally completed, I got it photographed for reproduction. I then work on the computer and join the panels up in Photoshop to make one complete file.
The artwork file is then sent online to Papyrus who will send it to their printer to print out and install on the wall.
The creative team at Papyrus did an amazing job with the installation of the wall mural. I feel truly blessed to be working with such a great company.
The creative team at Papyrus HQ