Murals and Public Art
Unlike the one above, the murals and commissioned Public Art paintings I design are usually painted in acrylics on either canvas or wood, mostly for (but not limited to) interior settings.
After extensive consultation with the client, I usually produce these artworks entirely in my studio. In many cases, this means that the larger ones need to be modular in nature, easily coming apart for transportation and reassembly on site.
From the initial concept, the mural design progresses through black and white and color stages. As the client signs off on each stage, they are invited to visit my studio and assess my progress.
By producing the artworks in my studio, I’m able to create optimum working conditions for myself, cut down on transportation time, and stay out of the client’s way until installation.
My artworks are built, painted and varnished for longevity, and usually need no maintenance besides an occasional dusting.
“Gordon put in over 1,000 hours in this mural, and the whole town felt it was worth every penny of the price he quoted us. It is absolutely beautiful!!! Everyone is so proud of it. There isn’t anyone in this town who wouldn’t recommend Gordon Carlisle as a muralist. He’s the best!”
Patricia J. Francoeur,
Somersworth Main Streets Committee
“It is without hesitation that I, who had daily contact with him throughout the mural’s creation, would recommend Gordon for any form of mural work or community arts project. We sought a mural that residents would gaze upon and simply utter ‘Whoa!’ and, through Gordon’s tireless effort, that goal was undoubtedly obtained.”
Darryl Cauchon, Executive Director,
Somersworth Main Street Program
“Gordon recently completed a large, beautiful hallway mural for our Hospital… Gordon is a delight to work with. He helpfully and sensitively captured and portrayed our thoughts and expressions and gave us a piece that will impact our staff, patients and families for many years to come.”
-Jud Knox, CEO, York Hospital, York, ME