STEPHEN E. PRICE                                                               FINE ARTIST
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Rear Wall                                                                                                        12.5 x 60 ft.

"Golden Vintage"
Residential Mural
                                                                             6,300 sq ft
Castello della Costa d'Oro                                              Cambria, California

The client requested an Italian vineyard scene from the pre-WWII era.  Architectural elements mirrored the details of the buildings on the estate.  The majority of this huge painting was created in acrylic with a 1" brush or smaller.  Shadowing, staining and sky ceiling were airbrushed.  Completed in fourteen months.  The 60 x 70 ft. clear span building now has a full bar, catering kitchen, two vintage automobiles, grand piano and a large marble dining table.  The space will host private parties and fundraisers.

"Golden Vintage" is one of the largest interior residential murals on the West Coast.

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Right Wall                                                                                                    12.5 x 50 ft.
                                                                                                                                           figurative art by Phil Hauser

Left Wall                                                                                                  12.5 x 50 ft.

Photo Gallery below has some details of the mural to show the high level of realism in every square foot.

Even the animals were fooled--birds who became trapped in the room often tried to land on the painted roof tiles. One memorable day some visitors had their white German shepherd with them and he took off at a dead run, intending to run straight down the road through the vineyard on the back wall of the mural. He got to within six feet and executed a surprised sliding stop.

This was an immense project, but a very rewarding one. Most of the painting was the work of my own hands, with the assistance of talented Cambrian artist Phil Hauser, who painted the figurative elements on the right and left walls when the deadline loomed. These photos show the floor before the acid staining was done.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 --Stephen Price

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