Murals

Google Headquarters Murals

I’ve done several murals for Google from the cafeteria to massage rooms and from a tech shop to mother’s nursing rooms. Google’s theme for the original Ann Arbor location was to use Michigan cities or landmarks. The cafeteria was a tribute to Kellogg and Battle Creek. There were hundreds of tiny “droids” I painted throughout […]

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Great Harvest Bread Murals

I started doing murals for Great Harvest Bread early in my career as a muralist. My first one was for Farmington Hills, Michigan, then I did one in Nashville, Minneapolis and Fargo. Unfortunately, I don’t have very good photos of any of them except Minneapolis because I went back to visit it several years later. […]

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Greek Murals in Private Homes

I’ve never been to the Greek Isles, but I’d love to visit after doing several murals of the area. These are in powder rooms, living rooms, hallways and the last one is in a kitchen over a stove in honor of the owner’s mother who actually cooked in an oven like the one pictured in […]

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Murals for Schools and Children’s Rooms

COMMISSIONED SCHOOL MURALS Most of my school murals are done with children, but a few of them have been requested by the schools as part of a remodeling project. The mural shown below was commissioned by a school counselor. This next mural was for Orchard Lake Elementary and included the construction of lifelike apple trees […]

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Student Participation Murals

Over the years I have done close to 25 murals with school children. I use an unusual technique of painting an under-painting in purple and then letting the students paint over it with transparent layers. This sets the underlying design which is never completely covered since we paint over it with transparent paints. I was […]

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Whole Foods Mural- Detroit

Over 160 entries were submitted for a competition to do a mural on the side of the new Whole Foods in downtown Detroit. My design featured an urban garden with three women with the skyline of Detroit in the background. The photo above shows the rendering I submitted for the competition. This was the largest […]

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LaVita Bistro Mural- Pinckney, Michigan

LaVita Bistro contacted me to do an exterior mural to hide some electrical boxes and to call attention to the Bistro from M36. Since the restaurant was not facing the main traffic street, it was important to tell the story of the restaurant to people passing by on M36. Here is the final mural in […]

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Village Kitchen Murals- Ann Arbor

The Village Kitchen is located in a little shopping center off Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I have probably gotten more comments on this mural than on any other. It is one of my earliest commissions. There are actually two murals at the restaurant, but most people only seem to see the Main Street wall […]

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Vellum Restaurant Murals- Ann Arbor

Unfortunately, Vellum Restaurant is no longer in operation in Ann Arbor. Most of the painting I did for the restaurant was on canvas, so I’m hoping the work is around somewhere, possibly in another one of the owner’s restaurants. The space was two stories with the second story being more of an open event room. […]

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University Hospital Rehab Mural

I was asked to create something for this location that would inspire people to want to get out into nature again. This is a sports rehabilitation facility for people with debilitating injuries, or people with age related injuries. I decided to do a nature scene for every season in Michigan, but because there was only […]

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