2022 - Volume #46, Issue #2, Page #08[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
“Mural Girls” Beautify Ag Buildings
“We want to depict and help preserve the culture and spirit of the plains that we grew up with and love,” says Sayles.
The artists got their start when they took on a project for the town of Limon, Colo. They painted a colorful farm scene that Beauford designed titled “Heart of Harvest” on the side of a large metal grain bin. The painting depicts a modern farm scene inside a silhouette of a farmer swinging a child into the air. That project led to several other murals in Limon. The artists have since painted more than 20 large scenes on surfaces that include a wind turbine blade, the side of a barn, the exterior walls of museums, other city buildings, and a library book return.
Although Beauford has moved to Arkansas with her farmer husband, she’s still able to schedule warm-season visits to Colorado so the cousins can work as a team on large projects. In between visits, each artist works on smaller projects in their local communities and nearby states.
Their murals start at $300 for a 1 to 25 sq. ft. painting and generally average $16 per sq. ft. up to 900 sq. ft. The cost may be higher if an agreed-upon design is complex.
Although most of their projects have been produced for arts councils and small-town business owners, they’ve also done projects for individuals to memorialize a family member who has passed or as a tribute to a person or group.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Some Girls and a Mural, P.O. Box 516, Limon, Colo. 80828 (www.somegirlsandamural.com).
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