Custom Murals by Barbara Andrews

You want it Small or Tall?
You like Landscape or Seascape, or even Animals?
You have an Empty Wall?
My project is Art!
I can make your Space a Sweet Escape.

I love painting murals on Tiny Homes!

Roadrunner mural on a tiny home by artist Barbata Andrews

Roadrunner mural on a tiny home in New Mexico.

Tiny home mural by artist Barbara Andrews
sandhill crane mural on tiny home by artist Barbara Andrews
Wizard of Oz tiny home by artist Barbara Andrews
Close up of wizard of oz tiny home by artist Barbara Andrews
Mural inside of home by artist Barbara Andrews

Mural inside of a home in Crystal Lake, Colorado.

Because murals are not just for outside!

Berryrich ice cream shop

Mural in Berryrich ice cream shop by artist Barbara Andrews
Mural on brick in Nashua, New Hampshire by artist Barbara Andrews

Mural in Nashua, New Hampshire on brick

Mural of Tremont House hotel in Nashua by artist Barbara Andrews

Barbara Andrews perfected a large mural that she believes will bring new radiance and charm into downtown Nashua.

“This city has so much to offer, and I am glad to have the opportunity to show off its beauty,” said Andrews, an artist who is in the process of completing her third historical mural in the city.

Andrews, 45, is about to finish the extensive project that has been about four years in the making. Seeing a blank canvas instead of an exterior wall, Andrews approached the owner of a downtown building on West Pearl Street, hoping her mural idea could become a reality.

Phil Walker, who runs the Walker Family Trust along with his father Jim Walker, agreed to let Andrews paint a massive mural on their building’s wall behind the parking lot of TD Bank on the corner of Main and West Pearl Street.

The late Vivian Walker, Phil Walker’s mother and Jim Walker’s wife, always wanted to have a mural painted on the building near her former downtown dress shop, according to Andrews.

Andrews found a historical postcard of West Pearl Street during the early 1900s at the Nashua Historical Society.

“I knew it would be perfect for the painting,” she said.

The 40-foot by 35-foot mural is still a work in progress, but should be completed soon. One of the major challenges with the mural is that the display wall was not constructed as an exterior wall, said Andrews. The former Tremont House hotel where Theodore Roosevelt visited was once attached to the building.

There was significant prep work that was necessary to make the wall ready for the painting, a project being overseen by City Arts Nashua and funded through donations from more than 100 individuals.

“This was truly Vivian’s dream,” said Judith Carlson of City Arts Nashua. “There is a piece of history behind this mural, and it will become a downtown icon.”

West Pearl Street was once the economic center of Nashua, said Carlson. She said it is fitting to have that time period — the early 1900s — depicted in the new mural.

Although Vivian Walker passed away at the age of 84 in 2011, her dream will live on through the artistic talents and vision being brought forward by Andrews, and the generous donations of so many people and businesses, said Carlson.

“I love to make people happy, and if I can create a visual space that makes people smile, it is worthwhile,” Andrews said on Friday while taking a break from painting the mural. “It brightens my day to see people stop and watch my work.”

Andrews, currently of Haverhill, Mass., lived in Nashua for about a decade and said she is pleased that the city has welcomed her work.

About 12 gallons of paint have already been used on the mural, which will eventually be illuminated with lighting at night. The public is invited to attend a dedication ceremony of the mural at 1:30 p.m. July 20 at the TD Bank parking lot behind Main Street.

 

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