Client: Private Client
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
Completion date: 2018
Artwork budget: $16,000
Shell Ray Art
Brian De La Cruz
I was commissioned by a client to do a large-scale painting for their residence. They have a 2-story atrium space with a large wall that they had been unable to find a piece of art for. They were looking for a monolithic painting to cover the wall. This piece “Gateway” is 11′-0″ x 12-0″ x 4″ and was built out of (3) pieces. It is a mixed media painting using acrylic paint and silver leaf.
The client had a 2-story atrium living space with a large wall that they had been unable to find a piece of art for. They were looking for a monolithic painting to cover the wall. They wanted something large but not overpowering. A painting that would harmonize with the overall feel of their home.
I met with the client to discuss what they were looking for and to measure the space and get an overall sense of the home. I then provided several options for them utilizing photoshop to place the options on the wall so they could visualize what the piece would look like on the wall and in relation to the design. They selected the option they loved. I had the custom stretchers built to create the piece. One of the key factors was the ability to get the painting into the house. Each piece was designed to be able to come through the front door. It ended up being (3) separate pieces. My installer did a fantastic job of hanging the painting and making sure the pieces lined up seamlessly. The clients were thrilled.