I create murals from small designs to large images over full size walls both interior and exterior. Prices vary accordingly. I have painted entire rooms from floor to ceiling in nature images as well as large pieces on panels mounted to walls or installed on objects. I work with the desires of my private, government, and commercial clients and select the designs, colors, images, and feelings they wish to enjoy in the space. Contact me to inquire about murals, business logos, or design work in your private or public spaces. It costs nothing to talk about a mural plan that you may have in mind. Local and regional site visits and price quotes are free. Design work requires a nonrefundable payment for services up front. Like any other contractor, muralist services require design work and quote approval, a signed contract for the work, and a deposit up front. I can help you to develop a great custom design plan. Be prepared to work with me on planning your mural.
RECENT PUBLIC ART PROJECTS
2018 - Greetings From Reidsville Mural, Reidsville, NC.
2019 - Wings mural, RoCO Library, Reidsville, NC.
2018 and 2022 - Lead Artist on public art installations inside and on the grounds of the Reidsville Teen Center, Reidsville, NC. Multiple murals and garden art.
June of 2020 - Tree Planter Project, Reidsville, NC.
2020-2021 - "Paws to Reflect". Phase 1, 2, and 3, at the Rockingham County Animal Shelter, Wentworth, NC.
2020 - floral mural, Willa Ashe Boutique, Madison, NC. 2020 - ghost sign logo, Lucky City Brewers, Reidsville, NC.
2021 - On the Kings Forest artists team, sponsored by TAB Arts Non Profit and Creative Greensboro, multiple public art projects, Greensboro, NC.
2021 - Tippy's Window Mural, Tippy's Pet Pantry, Eden, NC.
2021 + 2022 - themed murals at two location for Locomotion Early Learning STEAM daycare - two locations in Reidsville, NC.
2021 - Interior Crystal Walls Effect and exterior nature theme mural on Garden Structure Wall, Eclectic by Nature, Greensboro, NC.
2022 - Morehead High School, artist residency, 2 murals, Panther and Two Rivers designs, Eden, NC.
2022 - Sidewalk Mural and Outdoor Dining Area Ground Mural, Elon, NC
2023 - in the works: projects with Reidsville for the Sesquicentennial Celebration, and planning for new public art with the Town of Mayodan.
I share about the process and progress of my public art projects on my Facebook page (A Life of Joy by Mary E D Ryan Art), and on Instagram (@joyfulmaryedryanart), and I do occasional video updates there. Visit my social media pages to keep tabs on my latest projects. Just click the icons below.
Active Grant Projects
In 2022 I received an artist support grant from the North Carolina Arts Council to create a series of 30 paintings on canvas. I painted 30 original works in one theme. Featured are buildings in and around Rockingham County, NC that are often easily recognized, but I have painted them with murals on them of my own designs. In some cases I did consult with the public for ideas, and for a few special pieces I worked with specific groups of Black and Native American people to have their permission and input on the designs featuring their cultures. Through this feature of the project I was also expressing certain aspects of my own heritage and ethnicity, which is quite mixed. I have always been very invested in equity, and this work gave me the opportunity to express those feelings through my art. The complete series will be on exhibit in 2023 in various locations around Rockingham County and beyond, the planning of which is in progress. Follow my social media accounts for announcements of these exhibition locations, dates, and times. All exhibits will be free and open to the public to enjoy. The main point of this project is to show the public the vast array of possibilities that public art can bring to public spaces through art. This collection, "ARTchitecture", will have a dedicated page on this site.