Since 1995 I have been providing interior decoration services in the form of murals and paintings for the Bueno y Sano family of healthy burrito restaurants. I painted all of the interior walls of the flagship Amherst, Massachusetts store, then touched it up again after a couple of subsequent renovations.
Later I created a similar treatment for the Northampton, Massachusetts store when it opened in 2006. Northampton has a completely different vibe from Amherst, and this is reflected in the art work I made for “Noho.”
Finally, I was invited to create the interior ambiance for the store in Burlington, Vermont, which opened in 2007. All the images on this page are from the Burlington location.
In each case, I tried to capture a bit of the essence of the town, and represent it in my signature “whimsical” style. Additionally, I created imagery that harmonized with the food philosophy of the restaurants: healthy, fresh, California-style burrito cuisine. Consequently, I have painted many peppers, onions, eggplants, squashes, and the like.
The painting below is a stylized view of the stunningly gorgeous Lake Champlain, as seen from the Burlington side (Upstate New York is across the water):
This next image shows a similar view of Lake Champlain, but as seen at night:
Lastly, my signature “orange swirly” pattern that is the one constant, unifying link appearing in all the stores (though recently erased from the Northampton store, in an apparent renovation):