Send me an email with a description of your project. Please including the size of the wall, a brief description of the space and creative direction for the artwork. Feel free to include images of any stylistic influences like artwork or other murals that you like. Any photos or architectural renderings of the space that can be included are always helpful.
With all the general information gathered I can provide a general estimate. At this point we can discuss over email or phone and come to an agreement for a final price. Pricing ranges between $10 and $40 per square foot depending on the level of detail. Most projects are in the $15 to $20 per square foot range.
CONTRACT AND DEPOSIT
In my proposal for work I will include a contract. If you would like to move forward with the design phase for the work, a signed contract will need to be completed along with the design deposit. The design deposit can vary based on the size of the project, but typically the deposit is about 10% of the overall price. Once these are received I will begin work on designs for your artwork and we can schedule out the painting phase.
DESIGN PROCESS AND SKETCH
We begin the design process with a clear description of the concept, imagery and feel or mood of the piece. This is done through a Q and A aimed at collaboratively brainstorming and sharing visual ideas and images that might inspire the artwork. From there, I go to work and begin sketching the imagery.
I’ll then email the rough sketch to be critiqued. At this point, some things might need to be moved, changed, adjusted in different ways. I’ll do any changes and then send it back for approval.
With client approval the design becomes a visual roadmap, but not an exact literal representation of what the finished work of art will look like. Having a clear design direction is important for a successful project. However, the creative process is what it is and will adjust and change according to the logistics of the situation.
A 50% deposit of the total fee, is due two weeks prior to the first day of onsite painting. This allows for ordering of supplies and confirms the scheduling dates. At this time, we will review the mural design concept again and see if either of us have had any new thoughts or ideas on the mural design. We will confirm the start date and time, and any preparation of the space as necessary.
I typically paint for about 6 to 8 hours each day, usually starting around 9 am. On outdoor projects, I may start as early as 6 am or as late as noon, depending on the sun exposure of the wall. All are welcome to watch the process unfold. I like to touch base regularly as the work progresses to ensure that expectations are being met and everything is on the right track.
Clients often comment on how cool it is to watch and how quickly it all comes together. My main focus is on getting things right, and I work until we are both satisfied with the results.
As we get close to completion I let you know and we review the work together to see if there is anything was missed or doesn't feel right. We create a list of final tweaks that are needed, and, assuming it is within the original scope, I make the final adjustments. At that point, I sign the artwork and the mural is complete.
A final payment of the full remaining balance is due upon completion of the mural.