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Dwain Seppala

Freelance Mural Painter & Sculptor

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Dwain Seppala - Updated status
Said "My latest mural: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204818146510223&set=a.10204818105789205.1073741842.1135364268&type=3&theater"
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Said "I live in Vegas, so I do wide ranging projects. I just completed a plug for flamingo bird feeders. A plug is an original sculpture from which molds are made to reproduce parts in the shape of the plug. In this case the plug is basically a feed bucket that looks like a natural rock and has a drain hole at the bottom. Flamingos, believe it or not, eat dog food."
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Said "I am currently building molds to make fiberglass helicopter parts for open ocean fishing company that has a fleet of helicopters. The air distribution system's plastic parts have a short term life span and the fishing company would like to extend the life of certain parts using pre-impregnated epoxy-glass and vacuum forming for the processing."
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Animal prints are part of the Vegas environment, which has had an influence in this piece illustrating an airbrush.
Over 30 days ago -
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Upgraded to a Professional membership.
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Commercial sign painting job of corporate logo and graphics for Einstein Bros Bagels in Las Vegas, Nevada. A challenging job due to the very rough stucco surface. Artwork measures 7 feet high by 18 feet wide.
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Dwain Seppala - Updated status
Said "Just completed corporate logo and ad art on exterior wall of Einstein Bros. Bagels shop."
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Joined the Sculpting directory.
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Joined the Drafting directory.
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That's me. The beat up old paint wielding warrior.
Over 30 days ago -
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When I'm asked to paint a mural, I ask the client for a theme. Then I collect images for inspiration. The client often helps. Easy to do with the internet. I use to, and sometimes still do, traipse off to the library for books with subject matter photos. I then create a composition, most often pencil drawings. This page is an example of imagery collected to spark my imagination. Very Vegas, no?
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Detail of the corner and ceiling of the "mermaid" mural. Note the Greek ship.
Over 30 days ago -
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A rather bad picture of one of my favorite murals. I've been asked to do all four walls and the ceiling besides by many clients. I attempt to talk these folks out of such a plan. Here is a good example of a one-wall and ceiling mural with a beautiful border that wraps the room. Effective, more affordable, and not claustrophobic feeling at all. Leaving flat painted walls allows for hanging pictures and planned furniture placement.
Over 30 days ago -
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A happy client. I painted the logo by hand, laying it out by eyeball,...that is quickly. That's not to say my work is quickly executed. Certainly not, because my style is clean, bright, illustrative, rather technical.
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Rub a dub dub.
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Another under-sea mural.
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Way back in 1996 the MGM hotel had a cubistic lion as the entryway through their facade. The owners have since replaced it with a beautifully sculpted golden lion. This was a special experience for me, riding a 100 foot boom. Yikes! My client wanted some "real" looking eyes, but the only way to accomplish this request was to make the eyes look like cut emeralds. They were back-lit at night.
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An effective work that is trompe l'oiel in the right angled corner of the room. Too bad the client wouldn't spring for completion of the tree's foliage on the ceiling. None-the-less, effective. My little client in the picture seemed to have no complaints.
Over 30 days ago -
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Though this is not original work, it is one of my favorite children's rooms. Why? I composed characters from Dr. Seuss into a pleasing composition, and the good mother who hired me to do this work was still two months away from having her first child,...if you know the Dr. Seuss poem written round the top of the wall, you will realize what an important message Mom was readying her child to hear. Very admirable.
Over 30 days ago -
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Mural illustrating the three little pigs fable. From a toy store in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Mural work from a children's furniture store. I appreciate clients who have me do originally designed work.
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Mural Painting
Sculpting
About Me:
Artist, mural painter, graphic designer, web site and data base development, highly skilled in technical and engineering related projects. Experienced running crews. Top notch project manager.
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States