Tag Archives: larger than life murals

Welcome to Joshua Tree Mural

Welcome to Joshua Tree Mural

Welcome to Joshua Tree Mural is a community mural in Joshua Tree, CA. The 21′ x 9′, mural was painted in acrylic on stucco.

Sponsored by many local businesses in the Village of Joshua Tree, and painted by Echo Westover and Linda Shrader of Larger Than Life Murals. It’s on the East-facing wall of Natural Sisters Cafe on Hwy. 62., a gracious contribution from building  owner, Linda Perry.

Designed by Echo Westover, the jack rabbit on the right, also painted by Echo Westover, is a Larger Than Life version of Marcia Geiger’s original small painting “Surprise Jack,” which was recreated in the mural with her permission. You can see her reaction to seeing it finished in the video below.

We had a lot of fun painting this mural, and because of the family-friendly atmosphere in Joshua Tree, Echo and I were assisted by my other 3 daughters: Piper Robison, Starlin and Blaze Shrader. And by my sister, Jody Person. We were also honored by the assistance of the famous Aaron Hansen on the lettering.

Special thanks to Frederick Fulmer of Joshua Tree Art Gallery (JTAG) for coordinating this whole community project!

Mecca Roundabout, Monument Mural 2013

The Mecca Roundabout Mural

Mecca Round About
Mecca Round About

Larger Than Life Murals recently painted a small mural on the newly constructed monument wall in the middle of the Mecca Roundabout traffic circle at 4th Street and Hammond Rd.

The mural was commissioned by the Riverside County Transportation Dept. and made possible by federal and local grants.

Because we were literally in the middle of traffic, which included many agricultural trucks and semi’s, safety was of the utmost concern, as well as getting done and out of there as soon as possible. But we always enjoy painting, and I guess it looked like so much fun that Senior Inspector Alec Yzaguirre just had to grab a brush and lend a hand.

For more information, see the Riverside County Transportation Dept. Project Overview.

Exhibition Mural- Indian Wells Arts Festival 2015

Larger Than Life Murals To Paint Exhibition Mural, 13th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival

 

Screenshot 2015-03-17 20.53.26We’re excited and honored to be back at one of our all-time favorite arts festivals, The Indian Wells Arts Festival, April 3,4,5, 2015. Echo and I will be painting an exhibition mural from start to finish during the 3-day festival.

This is what we painted in 2011…

For More Details, View Our Calendar

Or visit www.indianwellsartsfestival.com

An Excerpt From The Desert Entertainer…

Screenshot 2015-03-17 18.41.24Indian Wells Arts Festival, three days of art & entertainment Published: Thursday, March 12, 2015 8:19 PM Pacific

Always a favorite among art enthusiasts is the incredibly talented Falossi family of artists whose rock sculptures inspire nothing less than awe as the award-­winning ‘rock duo’ David Falossi and his young son Christopher chip away a work of art from a stone block. Painter Linda Shrader and her daughter Echo Westover will create a spectacular large-­scale mural, completed from start to finish over the three­-day event; and, glass­-blower Bruce Freund will transform sand into colorful, delicate hand­-blown glass art with temperatures of more than 2,100 degrees in his portable furnace.

New to the Festival this year is portraiture artist Peter Mikulak whose talent rose to fame with national recognition of his unique and edgy portrait painting techniques while selling his works of the ‘Forever Marilyn’ exhibit in Palms Springs, and now prominently featured in luxury galleries and hotels such as the Hyatt Regency.

Adding to the energy of the event is the Rancho Mirage High School ‘Flash Mob’ who will deliver a breakout performance for Saturday festival-­goers; and, fun photo­-ops for attendees presented by the Cathedral City High School Digital Arts and Technology Academy (DATA) and event primary sponsor, Hot Purple Energy; as wells as an assortment of wine, cocktail and food offerings, including a Sunday “Eggs + Champagne in The Garden” brunch menu till noon, and children’s activities.

Read the Full Story Here