Sunshine on the Eastern Prom
75 sq ft
2 Portland Fish Pier
This mural was made in partnership with Downtown Portland as part of their Painting Outside the Box 2023, in which six different artists were selected to paint utility boxes around Portland.
Sunshine on the Eastern Prom captures the joy of spring and summer-time sunshine in Portland’s parks. After the long Maine winters, those first few days of sun feel magical, and everything, people and plants alike, seek out warm rays. My mural embodies the laziness and joy of reveling in the sun, and highlights some of the first flowers (dandelions and star flowers) that herald in the warm weather. Portland has several beautiful parks with public access to the ocean and views of Casco Bay. When the summerly days hit, there’s nothing like gathering a friend or a book, and feeling the sunshine on your skin as you sit in the grass overlooking the bay.
7.8 x 39 ft
This mural celebrates the quietside of Mount Desert Island, and welcomes patrons in to Quietside Snacks. The mural was asked to include the airstream trailer, the sea and the sun in an homage to the style of the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine album.
Greetings From Acadia Nat’l Park
14.2 x 7.6 ft
Beehive Trading Post
Bar Harbor, ME
This mural depicts the view of Sand Beach from the Beehive trail. Painted on the brick of an old bank vault, the mural gives this new store life and color.
Casco Bay Together
This project was selected by Portland Downtown as part of their Paint and Sit 2023 project. My chair focuses on the view of Casco Bay from the Portland Head Light. Lightly abstracted, the concept highlights the ocean, the islands, and the way Maine’s coast weaves between human and natural construction. The ocean is so central to Portland’s identity – as a shipping epicenter and tourism destination, but also through the ways of living found here that are deeply connected to the sea: fishing, sailing, aquaculture, and to the people who call the islands their year-round home.
Portland does not exist alone, but is part of Maine’s vast coastline. The view pictured here, familiar to the residents of Portland, reminds us that we are connected to to all the islands and coast that make up Casco Bay, the rest of the gulf, and the rest of the state of Maine. Sitting on this chair inspires curiosity for the islands we can see on the horizon and great appreciation for the place we currently sit, this view, and this home.
12 x 20 ft
Honan Sign Company
This mural was painted in honor of Stevie Honan, who died in 2020. A larger than life personality, he touched many in his hometown. Work on the mural often paused as passing community members approached to tell stories of Stevie. Between volunteers and volunteer story-tellers, the mural directly involved over 35 community members. Special thanks to Kevin Cash.
The Villager Motel
Bar Harbor, ME
“The Bubbles” celebrates the iconic view of the Bubble Mountains from Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park. It is first exterior mural in downtown Bar Harbor since the 1970s.
70 x 8 ft
Inspired by a painting of Plum Island, this mural aimed to infuse the neighborhood with soft colors and reflect the thick marshland iconic to Winthrop and coastal MA.
Climbing with Color
Rocky Top Climbing Gym
This mural was inspired by the colors and climbers that frequent Rocky Top. Made to feel as though the climber is a part of the route, and the route flits somewhere between the exterior and interior climbing worlds.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
4 x 8 ft
Latest Install at YWCA, Bar Harbor, ME
This mural was painted to honor those Mainers helping their neighbors during Covid-19. I was particularly inspired by seeing the community of my hometown come together and offer food, books, toys, and help of all kinds to those struggling. A portable mural, it was last displayed at the YWCA in Bar Harbor, ME.
Acadia Trading Post
Bar Harbor, ME.
12ft by 16ft
Mural painted for the area behind merchandise racks, designed to highlight the display and accent the interior.
Apple Tree Shade
Bar Harbor, ME.
6 ft by 24 ft.
This mural needed to help the fence both recede into the foliage, and align with the colors of the owner’s home. The design was inspired by the shadows cast by the apple tree above the fence.
Mars Hill, NC.
3 ft by 6 ft
This mural re-imagines the view of the Blue Ridge Mountains from Mars Hill, surrounded by their historic pines.
I Wouldn’t Touch You With a 5 1/2 ft Pole!
Witham Family Hotels
Bar Harbor, ME.
4ft by 6 ft
A Dr. Seus themed portable mural made for the Witham Family Hotels.
Clark Elementary School
I designed and facilitated a mural for Clark Elementary School in Charlottesville, Virginia. The project was part of my work as a teaching artist for the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, whose smART Kids program linked artists with after school programs. I lead an estimated 30 students, between the ages of five and ten years old, in painting a temporary mural for their cafeteria over the course of five weeks.
The mural was based on life-sized self-portraits I helped the students create. The mural-to-be was cut up into 1ft square cardboard sections, and each student painted a random selection of the pieces over the course of the following sessions. Once all the sections were painted, we put them all together like a large-scale puzzle, secured the pieces, and mounted them to the wall of the cafeteria.