A Truffula Tree to the right seconds as a growth chart.
Dr. Seuss Mural
Recently a very good client renovated her house located on Lake Ontario creating one of the most beautiful homes that I have ever had the pleasure of working in. The entire was renovated leaving no corner untouched, leaving me with a laundry list of painting to tackle. The homeowner came to me with an idea of transforming her new bonus room above the garage into a Dr. Seuss playroom. Her two children were enamored bythe recent release of movie The Lorax. I was especially excited because the director Chris Renaud is one my very close friends from Syracuse University. Chris and I studied illustration together at SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts.
How to Paint a mural
I began by painting the walls and ceiling a sky blue color Sherwin Williams SW 6505 Atmospheric. In keeping with the whimsical, vibrant colors of the wood we chose a dark blue color for the trim and bright golden yellow for the doors. Both classic Dr. Seuss signature colors.
I came in and started sketching away. Big tall and dramatic hills, striped gardens and a pelter of truffle trees spanned the entire attic turned playroom. Billowing clouds filled the sky and a large truffula tree was painted and seconds for a growth chart.
Creating this fun playroom took just two full workdays. Bright colored kids sized furniture and a large dry erase board was added to a long wall to encourage creativity! Thus. you can imagine how many hours are spent int his room.
Its now the place that all the kids congregate and spend quality time playing. Thanks to my friend Chris for keeping the art of Dr. Seuss alive! Oh, the places you’ll go!
This is just one of the hundreds (yes I said hundreds) of kid spaces that I’ve created over my career as an artist and designer. Creating invigorating and inviting spaces has been one of my all time favorite projects. If you need help creating your child’s space feel free to contact me and we can make your child’s dream come true!