A few quintessential images of Westport with the addition of hibiscus, of course!
The Canons at Compo Beach, Westport:
The Minuteman Statue, Westport.
Now hanging above the meat, cheese, and deli sections is my new 40 foot long mural. My goal here was to stick with the Westport Trader Joe’s theme, but include the name of each section so that customers could find it easily. In the past the section name was just written, all by itself like a title, above section. To step it up a notch, I tried to include the word within the mural, hence the words “Butcher Shop” on the canon, “Cheese” onto the cheese castle, and “Deli” onto the umbrella.
For the last year or so there has been a big question looming on the minds of my captain and me: will we be doing a remodel? Well, just a few months ago we found out that the answer was a definite yes, and we needed to hit the ground running with preparations of a huge magnitude. Murals. This is my favorite kind of work, because I get to spend my time designing and executing paintings.
The blessing and burden of almost full artistic license has fallen on me to come up with the new store theme. This involved hours of research, sketching, imagining, and thinking about how to approach the new look of our store. With advice from the regional and my captain, we came up with a Compo beach/Post Road/Trader Joe’s/classy/fun theme. Its a mouthful.
Each time I came up with a new idea I asked myself if each of these elements were present. In fact, since finishing some pieces, I’ve had to add more Trader Joe’s feel, but I’ll get into that in another post.
THE BEFORE PICTURES:
The before and after shots are astounding because the store has changed so much.!!!
I finished this up at the end of September, and finally photographed it today, since it got moved from the window! And let me tell you, making double-sided art isn’t without its frustrations, so its a bummer that the back is now hidden. When you make two sided art, both sides have to be sanded and prepped, then lets say you make one side perfect and you flip it over to work on the other side, then the first side gets messed up because it’s face down… you know what I mean… So you can no longer see the back, which I worked hard on.