A little about the muralist....
The Muralist is led by me, Alison Rushton, a fully qualified and experienced interior designer and mural artist.
My passion for art started in a South Wales theatre, where I trained and worked as a qualified theatre set designer. During this time I also completed a scene painting course at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow.
My career took a completely new direction when I moved to Derbyshire and trained to be a Midwife, my love for art however never left me. I have at last found a way to combine both my passion for art and midwifery through my children’s murals and canvases.
I love the idea of turning a blank wall, canvas or face in to something vibrant and exciting!
How will the mural painting process work?...
After an initial chat, I'll arrange to come and see you to view the room and discuss any ideas that you may have for the design. I'll bring a selection of pictures, books and my previous art work to get some ideas flowing.
Once the mural design is decided upon, I can provide you with a no-obligation quote – I’ll always do my best to meet your budget.
I'll then send over some sketches so you can let me know your thoughts and make sure you're completely happy before I start.
Once we have agreed on a start date for painting, I will ask for a 20% deposit to buy high quality materials (this is non-refundable.)
‘It’s all in the preparation!’
All murals are painted on a flat surface, preferably freshly coated in eggshell or silk basecoat paint.
Then the fun starts - I get painting! I only use household emulsion and water based acrylic paints which are all non-toxic and child friendly. I will also coat the mural in a Matt acrylic varnish so it lasts for years and is wipe-clean. The remainder of the balance is then payable on completion of the mural.
How much will a wall mural cost?...
There are no set prices as the cost will be based on the complexity and size of the art work. However all murals can be tailored to suit your budget.
I offer a FREE initial consultation and once the design and size is confirmed I can then give you an overall costing, which will include all materials.
I also offer a personalised canvas painting service, which is fantastic value.