FAQ – Mural & Sculpture Installations
Our FAQ page will help to answer common questions about our mural, sculpture and art installation projects. If you are planning an art installation, many of your questions can be answered here.
What can I send to get a mural estimate?
- A picture of the wall or space
- Location of mural
- Any reference images or pictures of ideas you have in mind
- Wall size/dimensions
- Dates you would like to have the project completed
We create a digital concept for all our mural designs. This ensures that the client will be able to see what the mural looks like on the wall before anything is painted on. We always want the best quality and outcome for our clients so even if the client does not like the first design we can revise and go back to the drawing board with new ideas or changes. Once the client is 100% happy with the sketch/concept design and gives final approval we move on to scheduling the project. We charge a minimal design fee for this process.
Do you paint murals at a residence or business?
We create murals for residential, commercial and public art spaces.
Can you provide a written estimate?
We can give a price quote after discussing a few details with the client and we can provide a written estimate at no cost. We can also schedule a phone consultation.
Are you insured?
Yes, we carry commercial liability insurance and insure each project.
Do you create custom art?
Yes, we create all works in various methods and mediums. We can paint portraits, landscape scenery, chinoiserie, abstract, contemporary art, graffiti as well as fabricate sculptures. We work with metal, clay, acrylic, spray-paint and stencils. We have done various works on canvas for clients. We love ideas that challenge us so no project is too big, small or odd. We welcome all inquiries.
I don’t know exactly what I want, can you design something from a few photos of different ideas?
Sure and in fact we encourage this as part of the creative process. It’s not only important to ensure that the we have a very clear idea of what style, colors or theme you envision but it also helps the design of the mural when we put all those ideas together and create something truly unique for each client.
How long will the mural take to create?
It depends on the level of detail in the artwork and the size of the wall.
What should I expect once the mural begins?
Once we set our start date and completion date we will work on the mural at different hours depending on what’s needed for the particular project. Most of our mornings are spent in the studio communicating with clients, planning logistics, gathering materials, or working on media production and our afternoons on site. Depending on the deadline for the project we may work longer hours than usual. We always give our full attention to the client once the project begins and you will have direct access to the lead artist during the entire duration of the project.
Do you do site visits for a mural estimate?
Yes, but we try to keep it local depending on our current projects schedule. We can accommodate long distance site visits at an extra fee.
Do you travel to projects?
Yes we travel.
What do you charge for your muralist services?
This depends on the information you send us. The cost vary depending on the location, interior or exterior, size of wall, site preparation, equipment rentals and level of detail in the design
Do you have references?
Yes we have a list of references and CV available upon request
How did you begin painting murals?
We met in 2012. Amir Shakir was working on a music and art projects and Ivette Cabrera began her art career as she ran an artist residency and gallery called Viophilia in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. We began to challenge our art skills and pass a sketchbook back and forth each week until we painted our first mural. Our work progressed and we had couple of major brands run commercials featuring our story and artworks. Universal Music also featured our mural in their Juanes Music Video. We have exhibited in a few galleries and museums nationwide including Baker Museum in Naples FL and Yellowstone Art Museum. We have worked with community organizations, major brands, and corporate clients beautifying their cities and sharing our love for art nationwide. We now seek to bring the beauty and power of art to our clients worldwide.
Today we run our mural company out of our studio space in Miami near Wynwood and have advanced our materials and methods to include public art and sculptures. Our talent, diligence, skill and attention to every detail has set us apart from other artists and muralists. We produce fine art with a quality that is truly unique and meets the clients vision. We have painted classical vaulted ceiling murals in trompe l’oeil to fine art portraiture. Every project is unique and each one has a story to tell.
How long have you been painting murals?
We have been creating murals and art independently for over 13 years, we formed our team 5 years ago.
How many murals or artworks have you painted?
We have painted over 20 large scale murals and have produced over 100 studio works and paintings.
What do you do when you are not painting murals or exhibiting art?
We enjoy nature, travel and our independent studio work in sculpting, music, drawing, and architecture. We always set time to keep our creative juices flowing in many forms, we like to stay relaxed and inspired at all times.
What brands and organizations have you worked with?
Mount Gay Rum, Bombay Sapphire, John Frieda, PBIA City of Olympia, City of Hastings Public Arts Task Force, YMCA, HOYT Arts and Education Center, Little Haiti Community Mural Project, Juanes, Universal Music Mexico, Mon Laferti, Benjamin Moore, Nelson & Districts Arts Council, Havaianas, FN CEO Summit, University of North Carolina, Asheville Visiting Artist Program, Public Art Pompano Beach.
Do you work with agencies, brands or galleries?
Yes, we have done many murals for brands, companies and worked with interior designers, agencies and galleries.