This image is in the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum in Johnston IA. It is 22' x 11'. It depicts a place called the Sunken Road at the Battle of Shiloh where Iowans fought for the Union Army.
My soldiers are in various stages of loading their weapons (if they haven't already been shot).
This is the completed Civil War exhibit.
This is the Gold Star Museum's WWII Pacific Theater exhibit. My painting depicts a typical marine landing on a generic Pacific island.
Here is the completed exhibit.
This structure is a replica of a conning tower from a Cold War Era nuclear submarine at the Gold Star Museum.
These photos show my painting from each of the side doors of the conning tower.
This is a composite photo of my painting with the physical periscope removed. The central portion is an accurate life-size Cold War era nuclear sub control station.
This painting is a combination of landscape features from Vietnam. It is in the Gold Star Museum.
Here is the completed Vietnam exhibit.
This is a WWI French airfield painted at the Gold Star Museum. It honors Americans who flew in service for France prior to the United States entering the war.
The war damaged storefront to the left of my painting houses a display of a WWI trench at night. As the visitor exits the trench, they walk out to a morning sky over my French airfield.
The American pilots had two lion cubs as mascots.
This is a view of the WWII Normandy landing at the Dog Green sector, which was depicted in the film "Saving Private Ryan". The perspective is from an actual German machinegun bunker. There are no photos of this angle of the battle, so we created this scene from scratch.
A German bunker was constructed in front of my painting so the visitor can get a feel for the landing from the German perspective.
This is a Korean War F-86 fighter jet. This specific jet was piloted by Captain Hal Fischer from Iowa. The nose of the jet is a 3-D fabrication. My job was to complete the rest of the jet and its environment on this curved wall at the Gold Star Museum.
This cut-out is a life sized portrait of Captain Fischer.
This one is in a bank in Jefferson, IA. It is painted on six panels and installed on a second floor wall in their atrium. It is filled with significant people and places from their area.
Both sections are 14'5" wide. The top is 7'3" high and the bottom piece is 4'7" high. We split it in two pieces because of the ledge.
This mural consists of a landscape painted on the wall and two painted barnwood cut-outs hung on top of it. The cut-outs have lights secured to their backs. It is for a company called Pivot Bio in Ames, IA.
I made these cut-outs with actual barnwood.
This is in the entryway of the Union Hall of the Electrical Workers Local Union No. 55. It displays linemen repairing the electrical grid in all kinds of weather conditions.
Everything is painted here, including the window and the plant. This mural is in a popular Mexican restaurant in Des Moines called Tasty Tacos.
This is another arched window mural in another Tasty Tacos restaurant.
In this Tasty Tacos mural, we wanted to emphasize the landscape diversity of Mexico.
This bay window is in a private home. I emulated the real woodwork. This family wanted a specific lighthouse "outside" of the window.
The owners of this private home aquired a beautiful 1930's desk and they wanted me to paint the entire room to look like an office from that period. I painted all of the wood paneling as well as the windows.
I painted two colorized photos of old downtown Des Moines within the painted windows. One looks west and the other east down East Locst St.
These photos are two views of the exterior of a sports themed dog kennel. The Avondale Veterinary Clinic and Kennel wanted me to paint a concession stand for dogs.
This is another painting inside the Avondale dog kennel. We wanted to portray the "guests" doing the same things their owners might be doing while away.
This painting is in the lobby of the Avondale kennel, or "pet resort". We created a ritzy animal hotel lobby with the Avondale kennel logo on the wall.
These two murals are in the grooming room.
This mural was created to brighten up an otherwise unused space above the office in a storage facility.
This is inside a 6' x 4' guest bathroom. We made it feel like this room is under water with fish swimming around it.
All four walls have something painted on them.
You see this guy when you close the door!
I painted clouds in this 15' diameter circle on the ceiling of a church built in1917 in Hartford, Iowa.
This painting is an accurate depiction of a location on the Jordan River in Israel. It is above the baptismal tub in a church in Knoxville, Iowa.
This is a scene of the Rocky Mountains. It is 11' x 4', and painted on two wood panels. I added the road and a 1970's red Camero exactly like the one my client once owned.
This mural is on a plywood cut-out. It hangs 1/2" from the wall. These cut-outs allow the outside shape to be a part of the design, and I think they look really cool.
These are two views of a Catholic grade school libray. I made the five cut-out plaques. One reflects the priorities of the school and the others the content of the books on the shelves underneath them.
This one includes three of the actual students in their school attire and my own depiction of Jesus.
This one includes some familiar objects to the students. These colors and objects will appear on other plaques including the mouse to the right behind the lunchbox.
The books shelved below this cut-out are about rocket ships, dinosaurs and skateboarding, among other things.
Everything in all of the other plaques are also in this treehouse.
This is the treasure chest from the treehouse. The books shelved below it include science fiction, fantasy, fiction, and historical fiction.
This one is above a hot tub in a hotel with a Northern Woods theme.
This is the entryway of a Chinese restaurant which features food from the Silk Road region. My painting is designed to look like some famous artwork which is also from that region.
This is inside the same restaurant. I painted it to look like it is old and faded. The imagery is taken from the famous Mogao Grottoes. The owners wanted to capture their culture and still have a contemporary feel.
This one is in a boy's bedroom. I did it in a more cartoony style.
A little girl's bedroom.
This mural is above the dance floor of a sports bar in Des Moines.
This mural was painted on aluminum panels and installed in a park honoring veterans In Chariton, IA. I did the portraits from a black and white photo. These 16 young men joined the Navy on the same day in 1942.
These photos are from opposite ends of a 145' retaining wall. It was painted to liven up the view from a retirement home medical facility. It was painted with Keim mineral paint, which does not fade.
This mural is on the side of a Mexican grocery store in Des Moines. I emulated the architectural style of this Mexican community. It is an invitation to come and enjoy what this area has to offer.
People often think this guy is real.
This is the west side of a Tasty Tacos building. They designed the exterior with five spaces for me to paint arched windows with beautiful Mexican scenes.
These are portraits of all of the family members who participate in the family business. Everyone was pleased with their likenesses.
These are life-sized military figures from WWI to the present day painted on an American legion building in Melcher-Dallas, IA.
The window image was painted on an insert and secured into an unused window opening. The space painted behind the figure is what the inside of the hall looks like.
This is Graziano Bros. Italian Grocery Store. This mural was in celebration of its 100th anniversary. It was designed to look like the store did in 1912.
This is a portrait of one of the founding brothers.
This mural is for the Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa. It is 150' long and 15' to 20' high. It tells the story of Italian immigration to the United States.
This mural is on a flood wall in Jeffersonville, Indiana. It celebrates a local hardware store that ha been around for almost 100 years. The various figures are all of the owners from the begining until today.
This image is on the side of a garage in a private back yard. It was fun to do something cartoony, and who doesn't love "Where the Wild Things Are"?
This mural is in Pleasantville, Iowa. It is a tribute to a famous local sprint car driver.
This mural is on an American Legion Building. It includes all of the branches of the military and spans the full military history of the United States to the year it was painted.
This is the first mural that I ever did. It depicts the Riverview Amusement Park that once was in Des Moines.