This is a commissioned piece for the AC Hotel/ Residence Inn on top of the Epicenter mall in Uptown Charlotte, NC. Great area, but difficult to paint as the hotel wasn't done when I started! this one and three others will be on permanent display in these 2 hotels in one tower above the Epicenter mall in the middle of uptown Charlotte. I'm planning on a rotating display of other paintings I'm working on to be there too, and it opens in mid July 2018... Charlotte is really growing fast.
The Top picture is my Wife, Elizabeth, and our boys at her awards ceremony. This is her first year of culinary school and she has a 4.0GPA, is on the president's list, and received an excellence award here-something only like 72 people from all different fields on campus ever get! She has always been a foodie and an outstanding cook-and soon she will be an outstanding chef! Below is a later trip to the international Sandwich Festival at Aldergate in Charlotte. I'm so proud of her!
First quarter of mural for Madison Capitol Group, Charlotte, NC. 4x8ft vertical panel, Golden Acrylics on gessoed Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF).
View of St Phillip The Evangelist church spire from the Dock Street Theatre in the French Quarter of Charleston, SC. Madison Capitol Group has offices in several cities and wanted a mural with elements of them, so here's one panel of five-four and whoe panels. in progress...
"Mount Fuji from Yamanashi Prefecture"; 7ftx9ft Golden Acrylics on latex- painted gypsum wallboard interior; DTS Krav Maga Self Defense Academy, 4531 School House Commons, Harrisburg, NC
The finished mural! A view of mount Fuji from Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. A quiet, relaxing scene for anyone on the viewers' benches watching the classes to enjoy. The sensei, Ruben Irigoyen, said he gets calls from all over about the mural because it's a picture on their Yelp review! This was a fun project at a great school.
working nights after classes were done on a wall for the dojo. Hair has gotten longer since I last posted...
Fourth generation artist, Syracuse University alumni -College of Visual and Performing Arts, class of 1997; living and working as a freelance artist, painter, illustrator, muralist in Charlotte, North Carolina.