GENERAL PRICING FOR MURALS:
Minimum Project fee of $3500
*Consultation Fee: $300 (Includes outline of project, proposal of work, and six thumbnail sketches)
*Design fee: $1500 (Includes two full color sketches and up to two changes. Additional changes will be $100 each)
$35/ sq ft for 0-150 sq ft
$30/sq ft for 150-300 sq ft
$25/sq ft for 300-500 sq ft
$20/sq ft for 500+ sq ft
(Square Foot is determined by multiplying the height x width of the painting surface.)
*Consultation fee and design fee will be applied toward the final cost of mural
*Price per square foot may increase if design requested is complex and/or there are adverse wall conditions. This will be indicated in price quote and determined when final sketch is approved. Scaffolding and lifts is not included in the price.
GENERAL PROCESS FOR MURALS:
Murals always start with a consultation. For this consultation it's helpful if the client provides me with photos, dimensions of the wall and/or space and also the ideas of the general theme and content that will be displayed in the mural. We will discuss ideas and brainstorm on the major components of the mural. I may ask "What do you want to see in this mural? Images or a theme? Can you give me examples of what you currently like? Where do you want this to end? With a question? A bold statement? An obvious illustration? Or should people feel inspired, wondering? Calm?" Etc.
Then a proposal, outline of the project and six small sketches can be provided within one week of meeting. If the client would like to proceed after viewing the proposal, design of the mural will be developed into three color renderings and may have up to two changes.
If the client decides they would like to proceed, we will discuss a time frame for the work to be done and sign a contract. A 50% deposit is due two weeks before the mural begins (to purchase materials and rent lifts, etc.) and the remainder will be paid upon completion.
A week before beginning the project...
We will review the concept again and see if either of us have had any new thoughts or ideas for the mural. We will confirm the start date and time, and confirm any preparation of the space as necessary.
During the mural creation...
I typically paint for about 5-8 hours each day and like to get started early in the morning. Clients are welcome to communicate with me as the art unfolds. At the end of each day, either in person or by phone, I like to hear feedback on the progress to make sure I am on the right track.
My goal is to make sure I'm getting things right, and I work until we are both satisfied with the results. At some point, I see I have expressed what I set out to create, and the work is done. I identify this moment as the point where further embellishment diminishes the flow and energy of the piece. I then turn to my client and say, I believe I am finished with this piece. Are you pleased? Is there anything we wanted here that I forgot? Are there any blaring changes that need to be made? We create a list of anything I left out, and assuming it is within the original scope, I will make the changes. I then varnish the mural (if outdoors or in a sunny location) and then the mural is complete. The remaining payment is then due.
Along with complex murals such as the process written above, I also paint more simple designs like words, decor, and have experience with faux techniques on doors, walls, cars and ceilings. These designs begin at $10/sq ft.