How a mural is commissioned.

If you’re wishing to commission a mural for your home, restaurant, hotel or workspace, then you are probably wondering about the process of how to appoint a mural painter and the general commissioning process of murals.

Firstly, I recommend that you appoint Kate Lovegrove, naturally.  At the outset Kate will be able to give you an idea of how much you would be expecting to pay based on the anticipated size and concept for the mural you wish to have painted.

Selecting a style or image for your mural

During a consultation about your mural, you will be able to discuss the subject and design ideas for your mural.   Ideas can be suggested by the client or Kate will make suggestions as to what she feels might be ideal for the location.  Usually it is a collaborative process and it can be a lot of fun getting to the perfect design idea.

Preliminary sketches will then be made by Kate for further collaborative discussion.

Sketch for the women on the staircase for the RAC Club, Pall Mall, London

Points To Consider When Commissioning A Mural

Kate can either paint your mural in situ or using a technique called marouflage, a mural can be painted on canvas and applied to the wall.  The marouflage technique means that the murals can be moved should you so wish.

As wall murals are quite physically a work of art, it’s important to be aware that they can take some time to complete, so make sure you plan in advance how long you have the space available for your mural painter to work on, and think about the image you have selected, as more intricate wall or ceiling murals may take quite a few weeks to complete.  Marouflage is not always a suitable solution but it works well if the building where the mural is to be situated is under refurbishment and if there is no time for the process of mural painting to take place.  Kate and her team can arrive with the painted canvas and install it on site in a matter of days.