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Equine Art Creation for Colorado State University

Equine Art Creation for Colorado State University

The equine art project was my first mural of 2018. It was created in the beginning of April for the Equine Sciences Center of CSU in Fort Collins, CO. The mural is a collage of all of the programs and activities of the center: Veterinary medicine, orthopedics, nutrition, training and riding, judging, packing and outfitting, reproduction, genetics, equine-assisted activities, and therapies. Polo Roping It took my husband, Nick and I almost two weeks to finish. We met some really nice people, one of them, instructor, John Snyder. The process of mural creation. To see pictures and all the details of the finished mural go to the project page > Fort Collins, CO / 2018 ART BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER! Come join me on this journey I respect your...
Ideas for Interior Wall Decoration in the Designing of Bars and Restaurants

Ideas for Interior Wall Decoration in the Designing of Bars and Restaurants

Back in 2008, I participated in the creation of wall decorations for a bar and restaurant “Pirate Flint” in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It was a very big project for our art studio “33plus1”, it included many wall murals, textured wall panels, faux stone wall decoration, sculptures and window art.  Hand painted wall murals in marine themes were all over the restaurant: Paintings of old passenger ships in a harbour of Holland. Wall decoration with fishing boats at the pier. The Murals were made by me, Yulia Avgustinovich, Michael Buntin and Ludmila Karavai. The process of mural painting. Ceiling mural by Samoilov Den. _________________________________________________ The walls in the main hall were covered with textured wall panels made of plaster, cement block and fake stones. _________________________________________________ Fake sharks, a sculpture of a pirate, reliefs and wall murals created an atmosphere of old-time pirate ship and put visitors in a pirate party mood. Shark sculptures were made by Petuhova Darya. The sculpture of the pirate Flint was created from blocks of cellular lightweight concrete. All other reliefs, faux stones were created from this material too. The architecture and interior design: Artushenko Aleks and Krivozna Andrew. In the creation of the designs and wall decoration participated: Pavel Shugurov, Drevlo Vsevolod, Korablev Sergey, Musyka Sergey, Bogdan, Klimovsky Mihael, Pisarev Aleks and others. To see more pictures of wall murals, sculptures and reliefs visit the project page...
Mural for Marijuana Dispensary “Port of Oakland”

Mural for Marijuana Dispensary “Port of Oakland”

Last week I wrote about my first outdoor wall art in America. Today I decided to write about my first interior wall mural in America: mural “the Port”.  It was created in the fall of 2013 for the same medical marijuana dispensary “Magnolia Wellness” that commissioned me for the mural “Native Birds and Plants of Northern California”. As soon as the shop opened they decided to decorate their walls with some murals. At first, a graffiti artist was hired to do some basic ornamental décor and their logo on the wall. As for the main wall in the marijuana dispensary, they wanted something unique, something that would connect them with Oakland. So the theme for the mural was chosen – it was the port of Oakland as the dispensary is located in the western part of the city, very close to the port.   Because the shop was already open, I was only able to work after the dispensary’s working hours. It wasn’t bad, it just took me almost three weeks to complete this wall mural, despite the fact that I’m usually very fast worker. I could work only few hours a night. And I actually liked it – I was fresh every day and was working very efficiently. I’m really proud of the end result. Detailed, realistic, but not overly “dry”, the mural gives patients and workers of the dispensary something to rest their eyes on, enjoy the wall art while they are waiting in line. Blue tones of the mural painting force you to relax, sit back and enjoy the details, make you forget that you are in the middle of a city. After few months some flower paintings were added to the surrounding...
Handmade Lamp Shades for Restaurants

Handmade Lamp Shades for Restaurants

In Saint Petersburg Russia, I participated in the project creating unique handmade lamp shades for restaurants. Some were made completely from scratch and some had a base of old chandeliers and had new covers. The first lamp shades were created for the “Chaliapin” Restaurant.  They were designed by architect, Artem Nikiforov, with the Architectural Group Saint Petersburg, (www.agspb.com), and were dedicated to the Russian opera singer, Feodor Chaliapin. The restaurant’s design was set around interior lighting, the lamps acted as the center piece. The shades have printed photographs on their perimeter and feature historic figures from the beginning of 20th century, the time of Chaliapin’s life.  _________________________________________ The second project was made for the same restaurant owner and designed by architect Artem Nikiforov as well. “Chaliapin. 2” has different style and lamp shades have a more traditional, classic look. Some shades went over classic chandeliers, as they had before. They really added a very cozy and completely new feel to the interior lighting. The metal work for both projects was made by Zaharov Vladimir, “ZanavesKi”, “33 plus 1”. 2008 – 2009. _________________________________________ The Lamp shades for an on boat restaurant  “Ocean” have a more organic style. The shades were made from folded linen fabric and went over classic traditional chandeliers. The mix of the two different styles created a completely new feel to the interior, it became softer and cozy but at the same time, remaining very elegant.       Participants in this project included, Dan Samoilov, Polina Afejchuk, Michael Buntin, Anton Nikiforov and Vladimir Zaharov (metal).  2010 / Saint Petersburg,...
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