simple design = big change!

sketch for silhouette mural: run spot run!

I recently completed a deceptively simple silhouette mural, for a veterinary ophthalmology practice in San Francisco. This mural is designed for an angled, and very long hallway wall, with a bumpy uneven surface.

the hallway before (L) , and with its new base color of blue

For an assignment like this the two most important things are a good drawing, and the right color.   The wall "before" was stark white, in an uneven 36 foot long sloping hallway.   Just painting the wall a nice color of warm blue had a tremendous impact on this space.

bulldog and horse see eye to eye!

The client asked that the design feature a variety of animals, emphasize the importance of sight, as well as show interaction between the animals and their human companions.
Here are some more details:

Kathy explaining derivatives to her hound
the great butterfly hunt!
Finished mural as seen from the reception area

Both the reception area and the hall now have a nice view!

You can see this mural in person at the office of Veterinary Vision in San Francisco.


  1. You summed it up.....it IS all about color and design. I think you gave them much more than they expected! It reminds me of 40's children's book illustrations. Love it.

  2. This is lovely, contemporary with a nostalgic feel to it. Very cool.

  3. I love this mural! So detailed and so elegantly simple. Wish I could walk down the hall a couple of times!

  4. thanks, all. it was a bit of a brain teaser to include so many animals without getting cluttered. but i love a challenge!

  5. Magnifique,
    Your blog is an inspiration for me.thank you


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