Examples of Residential Projects
A Light-up Locomotive to Light up the Imagination...and Way Home.
This former client had to move to Northern Virginia from their home in Richmond leaving behind the special nursery Colleen had designed for their son. A train theme was decided on but rather than have a generic landscape, Colleen and her client decided to bring elements of Richmond into the scene in order to bring familiar sights from home into their son's new room. The historic Main Street station was incorporated into the scene along with a nod to the rocky but regal James River. In order to make the train elements "pop", Colleen sourced materials from a local hardware store in order to make the train look 3D and have working lights! Details like the child's birth date and initials on the caboose made it very personal. A 3D butterfly rests on the foliage while cotton adds the perfect puff of smoke to this classic steam engine. All aboard!
Bringing the Safari Home
Colleen flew all the way to Norway to create this special Safari mural. The little boy's mother had gone on two photo safaris to Africa and wanted to weave her special memories into the scene. Using her photos, along with a family of lions, elephants, zebras, and giraffes, Colleen brought in the funny spotted guinea fowl and the "so ugly they are cute" local warthog. It was a quick turnaround for this international on-site project but despite jet lag, Colleen was please to complete it in just a few days.
And a just a hint of a few others...
From tropical beaches, tranquil gardens and local river scenes to retro rockets and airplanes, Colleen has covered every theme you can imagine. These are just a hint of twenty years worth of mural work. If you don't see it here, just ask. I just couldn't include them all! As you can see, pet portraiture often gets woven into my work.