I created Larger Than Life Murals in 2007. Over the years, my daughter, Echo Westover and I have painted nearly 100 exterior and interior murals for cities, businesses, schools, non-profit organizations, art festivals, and private individuals. Echo is now owner of Larger Than Life Murals, you can contact her directly at largerthanlifemurals.org (no longer at .com)
We are both still painting murals, and usually work together on large projects.
We've enjoyed teaching and mentoring children, teens, and adult budding artists as you'll see in our mural gallery photos and videos below. Our "mural in a weekend" projects with elementary and middle school students were especially rewarding experiences for everyone involved!
When contacted for a possible mural project, we start with a conversation about your vision or needs, location, timeframe, and budget. If we decide to proceed, the next step is a physical site inspection to make sure the proposed wall is sound and appropriate for mural quality and longevity. We measure and photograph the wall, then digitally create images of artwork on your wall so you can see how the finished mural with look, and include it in your proposal with all the details. If you would like to discuss a mural project, click "FOR A MURAL QUOTE."
Larger Than Life Murals answered an international call-for-artists, and was awarded the commission to paint a mural honoring the veterans and the fallen of the Vietnam War. “Welcome Home Warriors” was titled by Ron G. Cruz, Army, Vietnam Combat Veteran, and is an original work commissioned and owned by the Manteca Mural Society, Manteca, CA.
We video and photograph throughout the creation process. This mural was painted in sections in our studio and later installed in Manteca, CA.
I used the audio from the filming of the dedication ceremony in Manteca, to add to this creation video. More videos, including the installation process and the dedication ceremony are available on the Manteca Mural Society, website. http://mantecamurals.org
Larger Than Life Murals and La Contenta Middle School students create Lion P.R.I.D.E. mural. 32' x 18', acrylic on stucco. High speed time lapse. Jan. 2017. Yucca Valley, CA. Video by L. Shrader.
Artists: Echo Westover and Linda Shrader
This was Leslie's reaction when she saw the completion of her "Seahorse Spa" mural :-)
This mural project was a collaboration between Larger Than Life Murals and the Onaga Elementary School G.A.T.E. Class, and was conceived by their teacher, Heather Possehl. 37' x 8' acrylic on brick, the Discover Our Desert mural was painted in a Mural-In-A-Day style, and this video includes a high-speed time lapse view of the students painting.