My oil painting panel of preference is around 4' x 4', so when I was asked to paint a mural covering a 120' x 33' brick wall, my eyebrows hit my hairline... I have painted murals before but never on this scale. I have to admit, I am loving it - how often do you get to follow your passion and do what you love, in a city that inspires you artistically, culturally and historically?
I am originally from Bristol in the UK but have called Richmond my home after my husband (a native Richmonder) brought me to the States from the Caribbean about 11 years ago. I have been painting for many years, but must admit, I have enjoyed painting here more than most places I have visited in the world.
Although this mural is a HUGE project for me, I am enjoying every moment. The completion of the mural will culminate in an art sale and biking extravaganza on 27th August in the alley you see in the pictures. It is my dream that this venue will become a gallery destination, for other local artists to host their pop up shows during the summer months. We have quite a bit of work to do to beautify the space and make it exhibition ready, but I am confident we will get there.