Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Pediatric Emergency Unit Dedication!

The new Pediatric Emergency Unit was dedicated today at ORMC.  The mural looks great in its permanent home.  Another artist, Ron Gee, told me that he saw a child looking at my mural and asked her mother if the animals were real!  Sarah Johnson, the art curator at ORMC did a great job bringing together artists working in a variety of media to create a visually appealing environment.  My mural at the entrance sets the tone for the unit and welcomes patients to the hospital.




THE FABLED FOREST MURAL

Friday, January 17, 2014

Poughkeepsie Journal Article

I contacted  Barbara Gallo Farrell at the Poughkeepsie Journal  and told her about the mural.  She asked if I would write an article about my experience creating it so here's a link to that story...

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014301170005&nclick_check=1

Barbara is a great supporter of the arts in the Hudson Valley and I thank her for her interest in my work.




Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Fabled Forest Characters

The Fabled Forest is filled with flora and fauna native to the Hudson Valley in New York State.  Every detail was researched and painted accurately.  At the same time, I gave the animal characters a hint of personality according to the fables in which they appear.  In this time-lapse video I focus on a few trees and creatures to show you how much effort was devoted to each.  Everything in the mural is important to me so that when both children and adults see it they can find something of interest.





If you've been enjoying the videos and the mural, you can visit it at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown NY.  






Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Fabled Forest Fable

The Owl and the Grasshopper is one of the better known Aesop's Fables. The Fabled Forest Mural is inhabited by characters from a variety of fables whom you will meet as you wander.
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Monday, October 7, 2013

Fabled Forest Mural Part II

The setting for the variety of plants and animals needs to be accurate and detailed so I spend many days getting it all just right.  Dappled light on the forest floor and shadows on rocks and trees add to the feeling of being in the setting.  This video shows the process and attention to the smallest areas.



Saturday, September 7, 2013

Fabled Forest Inhabitants

Over the past few weeks I've been welcoming all kinds of creatures into the forest. Here are just a few of them. The fable of the Tortoise and The Hare is told by Hudson Valley native species, the Cottontail Rabbit and the Painted Turtle. The raccoon is simply an onlooker. You might even notice the Jack-in-the- Pulpit and Lady's Slippers nearby.