FAQ – Mural & Sculpture Installations
Our FAQ page will help to answer common questions about our murals, sculptures and art installation projects. Research is vital to our artistic process and we dedicate intensive time and focus on each project to ensure optimal results.
What can I send to get a mural estimate?
You can send us a combination of any of the following:
- A picture of the wall or space
- Wall size or dimensions
- Location of mural
- Any reference images or pictures of ideas you have in mind
- Architectural renderings, elevations or floor plans
- Interior design specifications, color schemes or mood boards
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 painting begins. 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.
What kind of murals do you paint?
- Hospitality Industry
- Public Art Spaces
- Corporate Buildings
- Healthcare Facilities
- Condominiums and Apartment Buildings
Can you provide a written estimate?
We can give a price quote after discussing project details with the client. We can also schedule a phone consultation or site visit.
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 is important to ensure that the we have a very clear idea of what style, colors or theme you envision.
How long will the mural take to create?
It depends on the level of detail in the artwork, size and location 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. 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 depends on our current project schedule.
Do you travel to projects?
Yes many of our projects have been based out of the state and country.
How much does a mural cost?
The cost vary depending on the location, interior or exterior, size of wall, site preparation, amount of time the project will take, equipment rental fees and level of detail in the design. When we gather all the project data from the client then we can quote the total cost of the mural.
Do you work with agencies, brands or galleries?
Yes, we have done many murals for brands, companies and worked with architects, interior designers, art agencies and galleries.
The Color Dreamers is a mural art team that consists of Amir Shakir and Ivette Cabrera. They have been self‐employed artists for over ten‐years. Amir Shakir, originally from Lafayette Louisiana moved to Miami 13 years ago. Amir studied Art and Music at Texas Southern University. Ivette Cabrera born in Nicaragua but raised in Miami. Ivette studied Interior Architecture and Design at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.
Since the duo formed 4 years ago they have worked with many community organizations, city governments, counties and major consumer brands to produce events, sculptures and murals. Their works are part of public and private art collections nationwide. Museum exhibition include The Baker Museum in Naples, Florida and Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, MO. Many private collections include commissions in both residential and commercial applications. Major brands run commercials featuring their story and artworks. Universal Music also featured our mural in their Juanes Music Video.
Amir is a multi-disciplinary artist, graphic designer and musician. He has worked in the graphic design and app development fields. In 2018, he was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County commissioners for valuable contributions to the community. In 2018 the city of Pompano Beach commissioned Amir for a painted sculpture. In 2016, he released a rock album with his band titled Stranded on Earth. When he’s not working on art he’s in his music production studio playing drums, guitar, piano or singing. Amir is currently working on his latest album release.
Ivette is a visual artist, architect, interior designer and former art curator. She previously worked as an interior designer and architect completing various projects in Miami and Nicaragua. From 2009-2016, she owned a gallery in Wynwood Arts District and curated many art exhibitions for artists. She later created a four year artist residency program for artists named Viophilia The residency program was ran out of a 2,200 square foot warehouse and was designed to provide affordable live-work spaces for artists looking to focus intensely on their craft. Viophilia hosted 17 community events solely dedicated to public interaction and involvement. Today when she is not working on art she works in her studio writing a fictional graphic novel to be released in late 2020.
How did you begin painting murals?
We met in 2012. Amir Shakir was working on music projects and Ivette Cabrera began her art career as she ran Viophilia. Our studios were across the street from one another in Wynwood. 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 .
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 with various communities. 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 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 client’s vision every step of the way.
How many murals and artworks have you painted?
We have painted over 32 large scale murals and have produced over 70 studio artworks and paintings.
What do you do when you are not painting murals or exhibiting art?
We enjoy nature, traveling and working in our studio sculpting, making music, drawing, painting and designing architectural buildings. We always set time to keep our creative energy flowing in as many forms as possible as it helps us to develop new working methods and applications for our various projects. We like to stay relaxed and inspired at all times so we will frequent art galleries, panel discussions and musical performances.
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, Miami Midtown Five Condominiums, Caoba World Center Condominiums, Levis, Mazeina, NFS Heat, Asheville Visiting Artist Program, and Public Art Pompano Beach.