Installed last week, these Chinoiserie panels were created using stencils in the Chinoiserie style. Chinoiserie is the European interpretation and imitation of Chinese and East Asian artistic traditions, especially in the decorative arts, garden design, architecture, literature, theatre, and music. At first, the client wanted the stencils in white. However, after the initial painting, she decided she wanted them in the colors of her interior design motif of turquoise, blue, green, lavender, and purple. I’m so glad she went that direction! It turned out beautifully. This project was so important to me as an artist. See why below!
I was overjoyed to install this 3-panel “mural” project last week. The first inquiry about it came to me a week after being laid-off from my corporate job last year when I was in a whirlwind of “what next?” and considering both a full-time job as an artist or another corporate job or the like. Aside from the encouragement from my amazing hubs, this out-of-the-blue project request was one of the things that gave me the courage to start the most creative, fulfilling, curious, exhausting, and fun years of my life. It was the proverbial “sign from the universe”!
This client was a dream client – with a beautiful style, funny sense of humor, and adorable pup. She said she was fine with me doing other projects if I needed to while working in her’s which gave me the opportunity to do the Phoenix Mural Project. Now, this project is done- she’s delighted and I have bittersweet feelings about not having those birds hanging around my house. I am so glad I made the choice I did, scary as it was, to devote my life to my own creative process plus spotlighting the creative geniuses all around with @youarecourageous. These silvery panels were at the start of it all!
If you’d like to work with me on a mural or wall decor project of your own – check out my Murals page for more information!