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Painting of the Aurora Fox Mural

Painting of the Aurora Fox Mural

Aurora Fox Mural creation process. The mural project for Aurora Fox Arts theater consists of four walls. Each wall is representing its own theme and reveals a different side of the theater history and repertoire.  In my previous blog post, I wrote a detailed description of the design for each wall. Here you can see the process of painting the project, of each mural. This is the wall that is facing E Colfax avenue. The Aurora Fox mural is featuring a classic representation of the theater: a muse, patroness of the arts, a harp, theatrical masks, a jester and a cupid, devil, romantic serenade musician, and two ladies wearing masks. The second wall, also facing North and Colfax Avenue, is representing the children’s half of the theatre’s repertoire. Here are clowns, jesters, puppets and circus performers. The third wall, west facing, is the biggest. The third mural wall is telling a story about the fire, that damaged the building in 1981 and it’s rebirth from the ashes with the help of the community.  And the fourth wall is south facing. It shows the pre-fire history of the theater. Vintage clothing and bright colors add to the retro ambiance the mural. The mural was painted using acrylic paints and was covered with an anti-graffiti coating. Please check out my previous blog post about the design description for this mural project > ___________________ Aurora / 2019 ART BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER! Come join me on this journey I respect your...
Cherry Creek Mural Creation in Denver CO

Cherry Creek Mural Creation in Denver CO

The Cherry Creek mural creation took place in November 2018. It is my second mural created for the Denver Urban Arts Fund Graffiti prevention program. It took me around three weeks to finish the mural. The weather in November wasn’t helping me much. It snowed, froze and rained often, so I had to stay home a lot, instead of going to paint as I planned. Pictures of the process of the Cherry Creek mural creation: The mural is located in a very busy part of the Cherry Creek trail. Cherry Creek flows into the South Platte River there, in Confluence Park. The mural consists of abstract geometric shapes and designs. Images of state symbols and local birds and animals are intertwined among it. This mural is the second part of my “Symbols of Colorado” mural series. The first one, mural “Viva Colorado” I painted in the fall of 2016. It is located at West Alameda Ave and Santa Fe Drive. To see the pictures of that mural, please visit the project page > You can read more about the design idea in my previous post about this mural project > The TV network Telemundo did a video feature with me, please see the interview here > Here you can see a video of the finished mural: ____________ Denver, CO / 2018...
Azulejo Tile Murals and Portuguese Public Art

Azulejo Tile Murals and Portuguese Public Art

Azulejo, painted tin-glazed ceramic tilework, on the facade of the church. In the middle of January 2019, my family and I went to Portugal for two weeks. We fell in love with the county’s beautiful people, food, weather and of course, art, architecture and history. Azulejo facade, Lisbon, Portugal Most houses are covered with glazed, ceramic tiles, called azulejo. From churches and palaces to apartment buildings are decorated with them. Azulejos, Lisbon, Portugal Mostly, azulejo has blue tones. Azulejos, Lisbon, Portugal From decorative ornamental tiles, that are covering whole walls, to intricate tile murals that depict some historical plots, azulejo turn the streets of Portuguese cities into outdoor museums. Lisbon, Portugal The unfortunate side of Portuguese street views is graffiti. Tags and graffiti are everywhere. The main streets and squares, government building, museums are all covered with this unfortunate ugliness. Lisbon, Portugal Modern public art and murals in Lisbon. Red shingle roofs of Lisbon, Portugal. Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal Aveiro, Portugal Aveiro, Portugal Another interesting and beautiful part of every city decor in Portugal are the sidewalks laid with pebble stones. They often are laid in some designs and ornaments. Tile mural, Aveiro, Portugal Tile mural, Aveiro, Portugal Tile mural, Aveiro, PortugRal Relief mural in Aveiro, Portugal Coimbra, Portugal Beautiful Douro river in Porto, Portugal Porto. Portugal Igreja de Santo António dos Congregados and Porto’s train station, Sao Bento. 19th-century railway station noted for its elaborate azulejo tilework in the main vestibule. There are approximately 20,000 azulejo tiles, dating from 1905–1916, that were composed by Jorge Colaço, an important painter of the time. _______________ Modern tile mural in Porto, Portugal Tile mural by Joana Vasconcelos in Porto, Portugal ________________ Portugal /...
My Murals and Public Art Projects of 2018

My Murals and Public Art Projects of 2018

2018 was a very fruitful year for me in public art projects and private murals. It started with an interior mural for the Equine Sciences Center of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. The mural is representing all of the programs and activities of the center. It was created in April. *** In May I painted a floral mural on the walls of a private house in the RINO district of Denver. The mural turned the backyard into a colorful paradise that will bloom all year around. *** Next were two Ground murals for the 40 West ArtLine in Lakewood, CO. My first ground mural for this project, “Movement”, was painted on the sidewalk of 17th Street, between Pierce and Reed streets in Lakewood, CO at the end of May. *** The mural “Blooming city” was painted on the sidewalk in Mountair Park at the beginning of June. *** Another interesting project created for the 40 West ArtLine in Lakewood was fence art. It is covering an ugly construction equipment storage site on Lamar Street, on a busy route for pedestrians who use the Lightrail. The project was created in June with the huge help of my husband Nick Angelo. *** In July I painted a mural in a nursery in the Chinoiserie style, romantic blue tones of the mural, peony and pomegranates flowers and fruits, birds create a very peaceful atmosphere. *** In September I won a call to create a mural covering the walls of the underpass in Longmont CO. The mural was painted in October. *** And my last public art project of 2018 was a mural for the Denver’s Urban Arts Fund graffiti prevention Mural Program. It was...
My New Cherry Creek Mural coming soon in Denver

My New Cherry Creek Mural coming soon in Denver

“Symbols of Colorado” is back with a sequel mural for the Denver’s Urban Arts Fund graffiti prevention Mural Program. This week I started working on my next mural project at Cherry Creek Trail adjacent to Confluence Park. I hope Colorado will give us a nice and warm November!   The Cherry Creek mural will be painted on the walls of the creek, facing a very busy pedestrian walkway and bike path. At first, the mural was planned to be painted as a continuation of my mural “Symbols of Colorado” on W. Alameda Ave and I-25 in Denver Colorado. But when the time came for the mural to be painted, I found out that the walls will be reconstructed within the next two years. So a new location for the mural needed to be found. Cherry Creek in Denver is a local hub for muralists, both local and international. More than 20 murals had been painted there in past years. So the decision to paint a mural there was an easy one. It’ll be nice for me to have a mural on Cherry Creek in Denver. As I said above the theme for the mural is a continuation of my 2016 mural with symbols of Colorado. If my first mural showed more known Colorado symbols like the state animal, state flower, state tree, and state fish; the second mural will acquaint viewers with less known symbols: the state reptile, state dinosaur, state bird and other birds and animals native to Colorado: bison, pheasant, Cliff Swallow, woodpecker, and prehistoric looking Double-crested Cormorant. The natural views are mixed with the old city architecture, the Rocky Mountains and bright sun are an indispensable...
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