Kalahari Resorts, Wisconsin Dells and Sandusky, Ohio

Original Painting
Original Painting

When the Kalahari Resort asked me to give the lobby walls of the Ivory Coast a facelift, this is one of the pictures I painted on canvas. The original is 2'x3'. It was scanned . . .

Wall Panel Layouts
Wall Panel Layouts

And then the images were digitally-manipulated to create panels like these. The white squares represent windows.

Zebra
Zebra
Leopard
Leopard

of many of the images appearing throughout the panels.

Giraffes
Giraffes

The panels were printed as wallpaper and applied to the walls.

Lobby Before
Lobby Before

Here is a picture BEFORE . . .

After
After

And After

View from Steps
View from Steps
View inside the Ivory Coast
View inside the Ivory Coast
View from the glass elevator
View from the glass elevator
The Lobby of the Kalahari
The Lobby of the Kalahari

Another project in the lobby of the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells is a combination of wallpaper and carved 3-dimensional foam

Before
Before

Here is a before shot

Kalahari Lobby
Kalahari Lobby

And the After I designed and painted the wallpaper completely in photoshop, using close-up textural photos to add depth and interest to the painted items.

Another Before
Another Before
And After
And After
Kalahari Resort Lobby in Wisconsin D
Kalahari Resort Lobby in Wisconsin D

You can see the dimensionality of the huts in this photo.

Great Karoo Restaurant
Great Karoo Restaurant

The Great Karoo Restaurant at the Kalahari Resort was redesigned to attract family and kids and this mural is at the heart of the redesign, The white paper surrounding the mural features a description of the desert land known as the Great Karoo in Africa and it's history. Children can often be seen sitting on the bench underneath and reading about the Great Karoo while families wait for a table.

Executive Boardroom, Kalahari Resort
Executive Boardroom, Kalahari Resort

This collage was done in an Executive Boardroom at the Kalahari Resort and features 2 authentic african metal shields.

Boardroom of the Kalahari Resort
Boardroom of the Kalahari Resort

This collage in a Boardroom of the Kalahari is done with paper, paint and clay.

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You can see how clay was used to add dimension to the the elepahants eyes and ears.

Pottery Pizazz
Pottery Pizazz

Pottery Pizazz had problems attracting customers until we redesigned the front to explain what happens inside. The name is made out of Pottery pieces which can be painted and fired in the shop.

Pottery Pizazz
Pottery Pizazz

A mural designed to explain the pottery process.

Coffee Shop
Coffee Shop

The redesign on this coffee shop included wall finish, mural, it's menu boards and sconces . . .

Coffee Cup Sconces
Coffee Cup Sconces

. . .which were made to look like coffee cups with the creative use of clay.

Tabletop Design
Tabletop Design

This is a photo and painting collage designed as a tabletop. It can be digitally manipulated to leave out different items so that every table doesn't look the same.

Painting for Wallpaper
Painting for Wallpaper

This painting was done on canvas, digitally-scanned and then turned into wallpaper for a 19' x 9' wall in the condos of the Kalahari in Sandusky, Ohio.

3-D Collage and Wallpaper
3-D Collage and Wallpaper

This was painted in a Presidential Suite at the Kalahari.Raised canvas paintings and mud cloth were used. Then very high-res photo was taken and it was turned into wallpaper for the condos in Wisconsin Dells.

Spa Kalahari Signage
Spa Kalahari Signage

Metallic paint, glass, moss and even stones are part of this Signage/mural