The owner of this new trendy cafe in Gladesville called me up to design a mural for his new two storey cafe, literally, two doors down from his other cafe.
His vision for Gladesville cafés was something grander, something more luxe than his other venue. Working on this vision was a dream.
We came up with the idea of a coffee estate, sort of a villa looking out onto the fields in the hills and having plant life bustling though the windows.
The same design snakes and winds its way up the stairs and into the upper dining level.
Painting this in the heat wave in Sydney in 42ºC without fans or lights or AC during summer was pretty challenging, but I’m really proud of the outcome with this one.
The words of praise from Elie and his customers’ was humbling when I returned a few months later to see how his cafe made an impact on the locals.
Many of them were surprised and delighted to see a cafe of this calibre in Gladesville.