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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 post> ART BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER! Come join me on this journey I respect your...
The Creation of an Interior Mural for a Swimming Pool

The Creation of an Interior Mural for a Swimming Pool

The Interior mural for Lakewood Link Recreation Center Swimming pool was created spring 2017. The wall art was painted with high-build epoxy based paint. This material tenaciously adheres to the substrate to resist moisture, abrasion, chemical attack and extreme temperatures.     Tha mural was painted by me, with my husband, Nick Angelo. The first day two ladies from the Lakewood volunteer group were learning the techniques of mural painting. The Rocky Mountains and bright sun were the centerpieces of the mural. The view of the mural from the center floor, where the entrance into the water slide is located. We’re enjoying the finished mural.    The wall before and after the mural. To see pictures of the finished mural, all the details and the design, please visit project’s page > ___________________ 2017 / Lakewood,...
Sidewalk Chalk Art for the 7/20 Memorial Foundation Fundraiser in Aurora, CO

Sidewalk Chalk Art for the 7/20 Memorial Foundation Fundraiser in Aurora, CO

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, I participated among 14 featured artists to create sidewalk chalk art at the 7/20 Memorial Foundation’s “Reflection Garden on Tap: 5K and Beer Fest”. This event was a fundraiser for the permanent memorial that has been commissioned to honor the victims, survivors, and heroes of the Aurora Theater Shooting. The chalk art festival was located at the site where the memorial will be built. The location: Aurora Xeriscape Garden – north west corner of Alameda Parkway and Chambers Road.     Each artist was given 3’ x 3’ square and chalk to draw a flower from the list of plants that are grown at the Reflection Gardens. I chose to chalk an Iris (Iris x germanica, Bearded Iris), as it’s one of my favorite flowers. I drew it among other plants and flowers in my other mural projects > Nick Angelo and I, helped me to draw, and started work on our piece the night before. There was no shade and to escape hot August sun we did most of the work under the street light on Friday night.    ____  Night chalking. The next morning I did some final lines and details.  After we took the tape off the drawing looked finished. Here are some pictures of the chalk flowers and plants of other artists, participating in the fundraiser. Alex and Kristen drawing the Veronica liwanensis flower. Hesperaloe parviflora (Texas Red Yucca) by Michael & Betsy Keyes. This drawing of Amsonia jonesii (Jones’ Bluestar) by Tina and Jason Martinez won the People’s Choice!  A photo of the award: And our chalk drawing of Bearded Iris won the Artist Award – which was presented by...
Farmers Market Mural Painting

Farmers Market Mural Painting

The mural was painted for the 40 West Farmers Market. The size is 20′ X 7′.  The new market opened in the summer of 2016. Their big blue metal shipping container needed some art for the promotion of the market and to beautify the Lamar Plaza, where it is located, on West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood, CO The goal for the design of the mural was to acquaint the viewer with the history of Lakewood’s agriculture. It shows what fruits and vegetables grow here and what they can anticipate getting at the farmers market. Due to the prominent relief of the container, I decided to keep the design simple, with bold elements and without too many intricate lines and details. Fields with pasturing cows, a wind mill, farm houses and buildings, fruit trees – all this used to be the main part of a landscape of Lakewood, just about 50 years ago.   Nick Angelo painting the columbine flowers.   Watermelons, peaches, chili peppers, and tomatoes are some of the most popular vegetables and fruits that are grown here, in Colorado today. The Farmers market mural painting process. Blue Columbine Flowers The mural was created in May 2017. Materials: Metal Primer, Acrylic Exterior Paint, and Protective clear coat. _____________________ To see the project page, please click...
“The Four Graces”, the Creation and Installation of a Four Piece Mural

“The Four Graces”, the Creation and Installation of a Four Piece Mural

The installation of the “Fall” panel. The mural project “The Four Graces” was created during November – December 2016. The pictures were painted on panels and installed on the wall of the underpass of Highway Six and Garrison street. The “Winter” panel. Installation of the panel.   The fall season is representing the agricultural past of Lakewood.     The “Summer” panel The installation of the “Spring” panel. The panels for the murals were made from Aluminum Composite Sheets that are usually used in the advertising field. The size of each panel was 10′ by 5′ so I had the pleasure to paint them in my home studio. The process of painting the “Summer” panel. The creation of the “Spring” panel. The “Winter” panel, the process of creation. To see pictures of the finished and installed murals visit it’s project page or click here> The first designs for the mural project.         The second and final designs for the mural. To see and read more about the theme and elements of the design, please visit this page > ______________________________ November December 2016 / Lakewood,...
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