Living Room - Brewster, MA
Winner of HGTV's "Designer Challenge"
In the Fall of 2005, I was asked to create a mural by designer Irina
Weatherly that would convince the Dugans of Brewster to choose us in
HGTV's "Designer Challenge". The first step in the creative
process was to meet with the family and listen to what was important to
them. The 200 year old house was built by a sea captain but had
been in the Dugan family for generations. We talked about the
history of the home, their family and Brewster. Armed with
stories from the Dugans and a camera, I went back the next day to
gather images for my mural.
I created a number of small paintings that would convince them that
they should choose us. One was a painting of the ships the sea
captain might have sailed in the early 1800s. Another was a
portrait of the Dugan house when 6A was a dirt road.
The presentation was a success. We won!
The next step was to design the mural and paint it. Knowing that
it would be seen nationally and had to be completed on a tight time
line for filming, only added to the fun! The show will be aired on HGTV in the Fall of 2006