Watercolor Artist, Decorator, and Muralist

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Cooper Elementary Media Center

Phase I of the Cooper Elementary Media Center in Gwinnett County.

The Red, Silver, and White columns are for the school's new colors...
Cooper Tigers!

The inner tre
y ceiling is surrounded with text:

"The more that you read,
the more you will know.
The more that you know,
the more places you'll go!"

"...And they Lived Happily Ever After."

"In a land far, far away..."

"Once upon a time..."

"The End"

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Woodward Mill Elementary Mural

Woodward Mill Elementary Mural
This rendering of the school's namesake, the original
Woodward Mill is on the main foyer wall. It measures
approximately 14'x10'.

Woodward Mill

Woodward Mill then....

Woodward Mill as it appeared in an old photograph.

It once stood at the intersection of Interstate 85 and

Hwy 20 near the Mall of Georgia in Gwinnett County

on Ivy Creek.

Woodward Mill site now....

Now located beside the greenway of the Gwinnett

Environmentaland Heritage Center, nothing remains

today of the old mill except the mill pond, a small

spillway, and the old wheel.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Coming Soon...Illustrations for a book about Noah!

One of my next projects involves illustrating

a children's book about Noah and the flood!

...more later!

Freeman's Mill Elementary Media Center Mural

Gwinnett County's Freeman's Mill Elementary
Media Center mural in memory of their
Clinic worker who passed away during
the 2009-2010 school year.
My first attempt at a mural with people!
This little guy is wearing a
Freeman's Mill Firebird
Mascot on his t-shirt!
This is a quaint Elementary school
just outside of Dacula, Ga.
There are actually some scenes
like this still in the area!
"People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said,
but they will always remember how you made them feel."
... a fitting tribute.

One last view of the wall...over your left shoulder as you enter the
media center. There will be book shelves built under each of the sets
of windows. Just in front of this area is an adorable seating area
with a colorful rug and child-size sofa and chairs!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Vacation Bible School Decorations

My latest artistic endeavor!
Sanctuary Decorations for Saddle Ridge Ranch VBX
at Lawrenceville First Methodist Church!

Everything was hand-made or recycled!
No purchases necessary!

The campfire and logs utilized posts we made
for the children's Spring Musical "Fish Tales" last year!

The covered wagon was made from a "door" back-drop
from an old production turned on it's side.
Swim noodles and bulletin board paper formed
the wagon cover! The wheels were hola hoops
covered with yellow bulletin board paper and
painted to look the part!
Finally, the Blazing Star Stable was made
of a "tiki hut" left over from our VBX two years
ago! (It served as a train depot last year!)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Woodward Mill Elementary Mural

Woodward Mill
Woodward Mill
"Home of the CUBS"
This cub features
students, faculty, and staff
for the 2009-2010
opening school year!
The names are up!
K-5th grade and all
faculty and staff names
are written TWICE
to give the bear cub
it's dimension!
It's priceless when the little ones
say "excuse me, did you write my name
yet? It's Lucy, L-U-C-Y"! I love it!

2000+ names...first and last!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Revolution Personal Training

Energy - Inspire - Commit - Fearless
Transform - Patience - Balance - Strength

Friday, January 22, 2010

Detail of Starling Mural

The mural feaures animals listening to and reading various books. It even depicts the Media Specialist's African Gray, "Bruiser"!

Starling Elementary Media Center

Starling Elementary School in

Gwinnett County has a new

look in their media center!