There is so much to show and so little space to provide glimpses into the whole. But, I hope this gives you an idea of the feel of two particular shelters; how the upbeat liveliness is combined with calming influences to permeate the whole. As an artist in Santa Fe, I see these installation pieces having far reaching affect that other shelters, offices and homes also enjoy through my replication of the process.
"The Pond." 4X5 feet (48X60 inches) Acrylic and latex on primed panel. Installed in clients' Main Activity Room, Samaritan House, Las Vegas, NM.
Detail from "Where The Butterflies Are." Bottom right corner's flowers and butterflies. Used for a faux canvas print in Admin Office.
Pete's Place main entryway's right side after Lawrence painted the design on the wall. The artist is seen in mirrored window's reflection as she shoots the wall. Original intention was to set the stage to showcase artwork by local artists, who would donate their paintings. Lawrence was to select the works based in part on their tonal compatibility with the color palette she had implemented.
Soothing yet enlivening colors chosen were to enhance a positive mood for clients and staff alike. Landscapes were to be the subjects of donated work
Pete's kitchen window from inside the dining area AFTER the artist's painting of walls and trim. Infused with energy without being inflammatory.
The Shelter's south hallway after the artist's painting of walls and trim. Variety keepis it interesting and is useful in guiding people.
Here, a dark recessed area of shower doors is brightened, shining rather than dimming attitudes for those in need.
For contrast, here is another BEFORE shot, this of The Shelter's northern hallway. It is monotonous and uninspiring.
Northern hallway AFTER painting walls and trim & after new LED lights installed. Distinctive optimistic tones replace diingy tunnels of endless doors
Finally, The Shelter's rear nighttime entrance after brightening with color. This is an especially important area in which to project the feeling of rejuvenation and pleasant outcomes through color. It truly COLORS how people end their days and start their tomorrows.