historical homes of toronto
Client: city of toronto (street art toronto) | JULY 2019 | ~7' x 7' | exterior Acrylic Paint
Sometimes as I walk down the small side streets of Toronto, I get transported back to a simpler time with the beautiful 19th century historical homes. Life slows down a bit and I'm able to enjoy the unique sight of the different neighbourhoods with stained glass windows, coloured bricks, and decorative elements. In the hopes of bringing the character and personality of these side streets to the busy main streets, this design was born. At a time where condos are going up left, right, and centre, I thought it was an appropriate art piece. The intention is to juxtapose the city's modern buildings, condo developments etc with these timeless and unique historical homes, adding a little more charm to the urban sprawl.
This mural was part of the Outside The Box 2019 program affiliated with the city of Toronto and organized through Street Art Toronto where artists apply with their design to paint a utility box in the city. My design was based on four real houses in Toronto, one from Cabbagetown, Parkdale, Chinatown and Corktown. Check out Street Art Toronto for all the amazing public art initiatives they are doing in our city to make Toronto a better place one neighbourhood and one mural at a time.
Client: The DMZ | fall 2018 | ~5.5' x 8' | Acrylic Paint
This custom mural was made to showcase some of Toronto's famous landmarks, sports teams, and neighbourhoods for the common space of the DMZ, Ryerson University’s tech incubator. My goal was to bring in the energy of the city to create something visually interesting with intertwining elements and intricate details so the visitors and/or staff would always see something new.
the most amazing creative
Client: Clark Stanley Inc. | July 2018 | ~16' x 7' | Vinyl Print
This ornate lettering piece is a special mural I created for Clark Stanley’s office. I designed, drew, hand lettered, and vectorized every detail of this Victorian meets Western style piece to represent the company’s tagline and unique visual aesthetic. The fascinating mix of these two worlds inspired me with the beautiful ornamentation, odd curiosities, vintage circus shows, bold and playful lettered advertisements, textured woodblock illustrations, and last but not least snake imagery. (Clark Stanley was the real “Rattlesnake King” who sold snake oil starting in 1893.) In the end, I wanted this mural to tell the Clark Stanley story in a visually interesting way that brought life and charm to the originally bland space.
To learn more about this mural project and the creative process, check out my blog article here.
monet meets mucha
Client: Personal Project | Fall 2016 | ~6' x 6' | Exterior Acrylic Paint
I painted this vibrant mural on my own porch as an end-of-summer activity and homage to my favourite artists and art movements. The larger canvas was something different and exciting for me to get out of my comfort zone, challenge myself, and paint on an imperfect surface. Bringing colour and life to my neighbourhood was also something I thoroughly enjoyed, along with the unexpected interactions with people passing by for a smile, a chat or even a compliment. Engaging with a community through the creation of an art piece was such a magical experience for me that has me hooked on murals ever since!