Art In the City

Murals add so much to an urban landscape! They beautify the cities in which they are placed, correct structural problems, deter blight and so much more. We take a look at a few notable examples.

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Crocodile Effect

Elena Geil is known for her luxurious, one-of-a-kind finishes. One of her favorite projects of late resulted in what she calls a “crocodile effect.”

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Kicking It into High Gear

When Pat Gehrman was commissioned to paint a mural for a trendy restaurant in Omaha, the gears started turning—both figuratively and literally. The finished piece is a larger-than-life 3D depiction of Steampunk.

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Community Mural Project Beautifies a Tunnel

There’s nothing like a community art project to make the people of a municipality feel bound together by a sense of pride and accomplishment. In Shakopee, Minn., such a project came to fruition under the guidance of muralist Tony Stafki, whose business is Wall Art by Tony in the Twin Cities.

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A Resort Fit for Doggie Royalty

Barkingham Palace, Beverly Tails, Barkenridge Mountain Lodge—those are just a few of the unique resort-like suites that Kris Henderson-DuFaux and Steve DuFaux created for a dog training and lodging facility.

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Faux Finisher Breaks World Record

It almost sounds like the set-up for a joke: What do you get when you take 332 guests, an equal number of chairs and hundreds of jars of paint? In this case, though, the answer isn’t a punchline but a Guinness World Book record-setter!

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Burning Man Sparks the Flame of Creativity for San Diego Artist

Accomplished decorative painting artist and sculptor Vulfie Munson brought an impressive Renaissance-inspired sculpture to the famous Burning Man event.

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Eddie’s Spanish Colonial

Decorative artist Eddie Manzanares took a new home construction in the Rocky Mountains all the way to the Andalusian Plains.

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Sandra Gonzalez Brings French Charm to a Kitchen

Decorative artist Sandra Gonzalez transforms a kitchen with finishes for the walls, cabinetry and a custom-made island.

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Old World Attention to Detail

Faux artist Natalie E. Tackett brings European antiquity to a home in Tennessee.

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