Sometimes you want something more than just wallpaper...
I can create a design beautifully tailored to fit your chosen space, that will bring a smile to the faces of everyone who sees it. My children's murals are a real hit with kids and adults of all ages, and so are my themed rooms and trompe l'oeil. Work can be carried out on both interiors and exteriors including children's bedrooms, playroom or nursery, swimming pools and commercial premises, garden rooms and conservatories, outdoor walls and public places.
- How the process works, and what you can expect.
Phase 1 - Initial Contact and Estimates
The process begins by discussing your ideas without obligation, either on the phone or by email, where we can discuss what you would like, and your budget, so I can then try and offer design ideas that work for you, and suit your budget. Prices can obviously vary depending on what you may want, I charge by primarily by how long the work will take, and I offer estimates based on how long I think this will be. A rough rule of thumb is that for one average size wall should take about five days if it's not too detailed, and more complex designs take a bit longer.
Phase 2 - Consultation & Sketches
Most of the time a few phone calls and/or emails is is all that's needed to liaise, discuss and swap ideas to get the ball rolling...
For larger jobs or local work, a meeting is usually conducted at the site where you wish the mural to be painted. I will bring along any reference material that I feel relevant to the ideas we may have already discussed.
For more distant commissions consultations can also be done over the phone, or using WhatsApp video calls. There is no obligation , it's just a chat at this stage. I make no charge for consultations but in some cases, especially if there is a significant distance involved, I would expect the client to bear the cost of my travel expenses (I'm Devon based)
I usually produce sketches in advance for the proposed project, so you will get a good idea of how the final mural will look. An initial payment will be required before I work on any sketches.
Phase 3 - The work
When the day arrives I would drive to you in my motorhome, and stay in it for the duration of the work. I'm often given permission to park on the client's driveway and hook up to the mains electric, and this is the ideal situation in most cases. If this is not a viable option, I can stay at a nearby campsite or a hotel/B&B, but the cost for this will be added. When I begin work I first lay down some protective plastic sheeting and dust sheets on the floor, I then draw the design on the walls and then begin painting. I usually work from @ 9 to @ 5, with a half hour for lunch, and often work through the weekends. I am quiet and discreet, and respectful of your space while I am there working, and all of my clients have been happy with my working practice, and delighted with the finished result.
Murals for restaurants, shops and offices, and public places
I cater for retail, restaurant and office environments, offering murals and trompe l'oeil,
..looking for an artist to illustrate your book or article, or to add to your folio, and you like my artwork style, then please get in touch.
I can work in digital media (2D) as well as offering traditional media artwork. I also offer layout and design services for your children's books, using Adobe InDesign. I understand the importance of creating artwork quickly, and am used to working to tight deadlines.
For those times when you need a picture or image for something in particular and the best option is to get one created specially...
I can also offer home decorating and consultancy in my local Devon area. As a trained and experienced painter and decorator, I can offer standard painting and decorating with the accuracy of an artist's eye, all interior and exterior work considered, with great value rates. Local area includes Ashburton, Totnes, Buckfastleigh, Newton Abbot and other parts of South Devon and Dartmoor.