Mural Conservation

The goal of Mural Conservation is about maintaining the aesthetic integrity of the artist's original work while repairing and stabilizing the piece. Sometimes murals age a lot quicker than one would hope for. Often times the factors are due to poor wall or sub-surface preparation or defacement the the mural surface.

While learning the process of mural painting I concurrently apprenticed and studied under several mural artists and mural conservators.  The process has informed the way I approach my own mural work as well as assessing mural conservancy solutions. For several years I was lead mural conservancy artist for the City of Long Beach and was responsible for the maintenance and repair of over 100 of the cities publicly funded murals.  I currently work independently and consult on mural preparation and repairs.

If you have questions or would like to request a consult contact me at: 

Many of the reasons murals begin to deteriorate rapidly or too soon can be prevented by the following: 

  • Proper surface preparation
  • Using good quality and compatible materials
    • primer
    • paint
    • varnish
  • Maintaining records of materials and process for future reference.

Clients include:

  • Chapman University
  • The City of Long Beach Department of Parks Recreation, and Marine
  • The City of Long Beach Redevelopment Agency
  • East Village Arts
  • Pacific Islander Ethnic Art Museum
  • Long Beach Unified School District
  • The City of Long Beach Development Services
  • The Children's Clinic