Murals and Public Art
I have had the privilege to create custom murals and public art commissions throughout the Boston area and the greater Northeast. My focus is on creating fun, site-specific compositions that viewers can return to again and again and always find something new to observe or discover.
Garden Nursery Mural
A customized mural for a new baby nursery in Arlington, MA. The design is based off of a fantasy garden scene, populated by overlarge versions of some of the family's favorite plants, flowers and a fir tree. Private commission, 2022.
Puzzle Me, Allston–Brighton!
A playful, interactive celebration of local culture, and an interactive activity: this design comprised 44 symbols, sites and landmarks having to do with Allston–Brighton, jumbled together to make a street-scale find-and-seek, and accompanied by an online answer key. Commissioned by the Harvard Ed Portal, 2021.
Payne Park Mural
I was selected to create a new mural in a public park in Pawtucket, RI. This mural spans the front, back, and sides of three freestanding walls, and covers roughly 820 square feet. My goal was for this project was to paint a composition that celebrated the Woodlawn neighborhood and Pawtucket at large – providing a colorful, wholesome backdrop for playtime and performances in Payne Park or, viewed more closely, an “I Spy” inspired by local sites. Commissioned by the Pawtucket Commission of Arts and Culture and supported by the Rhode Island Foundation, 2020.
New Hampshire Nature Mural
This site-specific stairway mural highlights the ecosystems of the New Hampshire Seacoast as it leads library visitors from the building entrance down to a children's reading room. This mural covers over 280 square feet and the landing wall is 13' high. Commissioned by the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library, 2019.
Mill City Shapes
My mural on a 20' shipping container in Kerouac Park an ode to Lowell’s industrial and labor history, and highlights local manmade and natural features: the silhouette of the Merrimack River; components of power loom and cotton-spinning technology; warp and weft texture to reference textile industry; and brick-forward Mill City architecture. Commissioned by the City of Lowell, 2019.
Starry Night Nursery Mural
A customized mural for a new baby nursery in Newton, MA. The design features some of the family's favorite song lyrics, and the baby's initials written in the night sky. Private commission, 2020.
Morning Glory Mural
A custom mural – one of my first! – for a residence in upstate New York, featuring a wall full of climbing morning glories. Private commission, 2018.
South End Map Mural
I was commissioned by a resident of Boston’s South End to design and paint a customized map of the Boston area that highlighted the neighborhoods and landmarks that are precious to his family. Private commission, 2018.
Boston-to-Somerville Skyline Mural
I was commissioned to create a mural that playfully combined the skyline of Boston with notable architecture of Cambridge and Somerville for this barely-photographable exterior garage wall in Somerville, MA. Private commission, 2020.
Lost and Hound: for Downtown is Pawsome
For my first-ever foray into public art, I created one of 20 entries into the Downtown is Pawsome place-making installation in Albany's Business Improvement District. My "Nipper" statue, which won at auction after the installation was complete, was covered with dozens of illustrations of local iconography: people, places, events, landmarks and symbols, each with a specific relationship to the Albany region. Sponsored by the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District and Discover Albany, 2017.
Quiet Logistics Wall Map
I was hired by a shipping & logistics company to create a large outline of the 48 contiguous states in their office/warehouse. Roughly 14' high at the northwestern tip of Washington, this is the tallest mural I have painted... so far! Commissioned by Quiet Logistics, 2020.