Entertainers Beyond the Sea, 8 x 12 foot wall mural, acrylic, 2017
This mural has many unusual characters from the world of the arts. Artists often live lives a bit out of the box. Some of the people here are archetypal, some drawn from people in my life, but with my crowd I tried to tell a story of life, joy, music, sadness and hope. People who have had pain and difficulty at times can see beyond the day to day to things of deeper significance.
This is a 14 x 40 foot mural I was commissioned through the Percent for Arts Program to paint for the new Capital Judicial Center in Maine's state capital of Augusta. The mural is titled Kennebec and tells of the history and importance of the river to Maine.
For my Kennebec County Courthouse mural I have been finding models all over the place. After lots of research about logging in Maine I had narrowed down the type of pose I wanted. This taught me the tools and how they were used. How the men moved and pried logs, and maneuvered logs in various currents. So I worked up a dynamic posed I liked but then I needed a model. Then doing a bit of shopping in the grocery store I found him. A great guy, a great face, and a good model who fell right into the right pose. This