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Ground Mural Painting in Mountair Park

Ground Mural Painting in Mountair Park

My second ground mural painting for Lakewood’s 40 West Art Line. The mural is painted right next to the children’s playground and baseball field in Mountair Park. The mural is called “Blooming city”. The mural design was inspired by the agricultural history of Lakewood and the urban farm that is also in Mountair Park. The flowers and plants represent the growth and new beginnings that are happening in the city. To see the design for both murals please visit this post >   My first mural for the 40 West Artline “Movement” is painted on the sidewalk of 17th Street, between Pierce and Reed streets also in Lakewood, CO.  To see pictures of it please visit my previous blog post > _____________ Lakewood, CO / 2018 ART BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER! Come join me on this journey I respect your...
First Ground Mural for the 40 West Artline is Completed

First Ground Mural for the 40 West Artline is Completed

On Friday, June First, the 40 West Artline was launched. The same day I finished my first ground mural for this project in Lakewood, CO. The size of the mural is 6′ by 11′. My mural “Movement” is painted on the sidewalk of 17th Street, between Pierce and Reed streets in Lakewood, CO. Dynamic lines and elements of transportation in the mural are in spired by the proximity of the DMV and Aviation park. Bright colors and cheerful atmosphere are welcoming changes and represent hope for the best future. I was working for three days under the strong Colorado sun and of course got sunburned. My second mural for the 40 West Artline will be painted in Mountair Park, between June 7th and 9th. To see the design for both murals please visit my previous blog post...
Ground murals in Lakewood are coming soon!

Ground murals in Lakewood are coming soon!

My next project is starting next week, May 30th, with ground murals for the 40 West Artline in Lakewood, CO. The 40 West ArtLine is an exciting new amenity being developed in the heart of the 40 West Arts Creative District along historic West Colfax Avenue and the W Line in Lakewood, Colorado. I’ll be creating two ground murals and art for a fence for this project. To read more about it and about other art that is being created for the Artline visit their website >  Mountair Park ground mural “Blooming city”. Mural design was inspired by the agricultural history of Lakewood and the urban farm at the Mountair park. Flowers and plants represent growth and new beginnings that are happening in the city. The mural will be painted in the center of the park, between the baseball field and children playground.   Another mural will be painted in the park near the Lakewood’s DMV, right next to Aviation Park. The mural “Movement” will be painted on the sidewalk along the north side of 17th Ave., between Pierce and Reed streets. Dynamic lines and elements of transportation in the mural are inspired by the proximity of the DMV and Aviation Park. Bright colors and cheerful atmosphere are welcoming changes and represent hope for the future. ____ It will be my second experience painting ground murals. The first was a very successful mural created in 2016 in Aurora, CO. A massive two street block mural was painted during two weekends with the help of more than 350 volunteers. You can see and read more about this project here and here > ____ Come back soon to see the process of the painting of the ground murals and the...
Creation of Flower Wall Mural in RINO, Denver

Creation of Flower Wall Mural in RINO, Denver

The Flower wall mural’s creation process started on May 1st, 2018. The mural is being painted on two ground level walls of a private house in River North district of Denver, CO. The client’s dog, Mei-Mei, is monitoring the process. As always, my husband Nick is helping me, taking care of our daughter Aleksandra, and painting while I’m with her. Bright hollyhocks, peonies, clematis are blooming now on previously grey walls. Even though the mural is not finished yet – the atmosphere of the yard has already changed dramatically. And it’s so fun to see the happy faces of the clients! The design for this floral mural was inspired by my previous mural with native plants and birds of Northern California in Oakland. The walls of the house before the mural: Come back in few weeks to see the finished mural! _____________ Denver, CO /...
Ten Year Mural Anniversary

Ten Year Mural Anniversary

2018 is the ten-year “Birds in a meadow” mural anniversary! It is one of the oldest outdoor murals that I participated in and that still exists. It was created in the summer of 2008 on the territory of a playground of a kindergarten in the center of St.Petersburg. You can read the story of how this mural came to life in my previous blog post “How you can get a mural job if nobody is hiring”> It was created using rope access, without a lift. It was my first ever mural using this type of access, it was both very challenging and fun. The modest appearance of the mural and it’s graphic style look especially good in the winter, that usually lasts more than six months there.   Considering  Saint Petersburg’s harsh climate, with it’s moist, cold and long winters, humid summers ten years is a pretty good age for a mural there! To see more pictures of the mural please visit this page> ___________________________________________________ 2008 / Saint Petersburg, Russia...
Graffiti Vandalism of my Mural “Viva Colorado” on Alameda and Santa Fe drive in Denver CO

Graffiti Vandalism of my Mural “Viva Colorado” on Alameda and Santa Fe drive in Denver CO

Graffiti Vandalism of my Mural “Viva Colorado” happened twice already after the mural was finished. The mural was created in September-October 2016 on Alameda and Santa Fe drive in Denver CO. To see the pictures of finished mural visit this page> Because of the large size of the mural and low budgets of the Denver public art program the city didn’t cover the mural with a costly anti-graffiti coating. The very public location of the mural, on the intersection of busy streets with lots of daily traffic and visitors to the site, unfortunately, attracts taggers and vandals. It was vandalized twice within a little more than a year of the mural existence. The first one was written right in the very center of the wall, on the face of a  Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. A day later, after the tagging appeared my husband and I rushed to fix it to prevent more tagging and graffiti from appearing. And a day later the mural was like new again: The second tag appeared on the covered wagon with the first settlers. And as with first vandalism, it was fixed as promptly as possible. The Police never found the taggers even though they have a very good system of anti-graffiti actions. To see the pictures of creation of the mural visit this blog...
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