‘Gator in the Swamp
A commission is an exciting prospect for an artist and not just in the monetary sense. It becomes the chance to communicate ideas back and forth between the client and artist and the task is to get a satisfactory outcome for both parties. The client has to be happy with the result, after all it’s their money at stake and the artist must satisfy not only the brief but not compromise themselves artistically as well.
My latest commission has been a large(4.5metre) mural that depicts an everglades/swamp for a New Orlean’s themed bar.
Last night was the opening and got to see the mural up and hanging. I’m pretty sure it went down well with the clients and the patrons.
It definitely gave you the feeling of being right there on the edge of the swamp and I managed to incorporate the tangle and debris of plant and tree life that has also been part of my artwork in recent years. If you look closer there’s a smattering of birdlife and even that requisite ‘gator lurking in the background.