These murals are painted on the walls of doctors’ offices, restaurants, schools, and businesses. Some of them are sketches for projects that haven’t yet been realized. They're brightly colored to catch the eye, with complex compositions to hold ones attention. There’s usually a story, or at least a hint of one: a trail of breadcrumbs leading the viewer deeper into the painting.
Many of the murals I’ve painted have been in children’s hospitals. The kids are often nervous to be there, and their parents point to the walls and say “See the raccoon? What's he doing? See the bear?” It creates a way for parents to interact with their children that eases their worries about seeing the doctor. The adults, including the staff, have as much fun with it as the kids.
Many of the Mission Hospital murals were designed in collaboration with artist Julia Burr.