James and his associates have painted small accent murals to ceiling and full-wall murals, in homes and businesses. Some were painted directly on the walls, while others were done on canvas and then put on the walls. Each mural is custom designed to suit the desires of the client.

To see a larger version of any picture, just click on the photo.


Flower mural for Dadonna's Italian Restaurant in Shaker Heights.

The Muses for the Twinsburg Public Library "Teen Crossings" Space.

The Five Muses are depicted of different nationalities, with implements of their respective artistic arenas.

These were painted with John Rivera-Resto, on canvas, then affixed to the library walls.

John's website is

All Five Muses -- Indian/Middle Eastern (astronomy, science), Celtic/European (history), Japanese/Asian (writing, poetry), Native American (drama, comedy/tragedy), and
African (music, dance).
The project also included 10 icons representing the Sciences and Arts -- "The Spirit of Human Endeavor." Photos coming soon.
A brochure describing the entire project and concepts is here.

Dome of the new Cleveland Juvenile Justice Center,
also painted with John Rivera-Resto.

Sunny blue skies looking out a ceiling.

Floor mural for granddaughters' room.

Close-ups with granddaughters' initials.

Close-up with butterflies.

Trompe l'oeil flowers "tossed" on the floor.

James also painted an armoire to match the color scheme of this room -- see the Furniture page.

These murals, on the walls of Sullivan's Irish Pub in Lakewood, are from an old Guiness pamphlet featuring "Alice in Wonderland" characters embibing in Guinness beer.
This mural is in Pickwick & Frolic Restaurant in Cleveland. James and Ruth created this collage of Cleveland landmarks from around the turn of the century, in keeping with the owner's overall Charles Dickens theme.
Detail Photos: --

Dinosaur mural -- in progress.

Close-ups of T-Rex and Velociraptor.

James painted this copy of a Norman Rockwell painting as a mural for a chocolate convention in California. It's on four canvas panels.

Ivy in a bathroom.

James also painted a mural of old-style playing cards revealing an Ace of Spades Blackjack, for a gentleman's game room. Unfortunately, we never took a picture of it.

Sketch for a cherubs mural.


Sketch for a truck mural.


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