This Sailboat Mural is a tribute to a courageous young man named Robert Fye. He was from Middletown, Rhode Island, and he was a patient at the Hospital. He passed away in early 2008. The memorial Sailboat Mural features three teens sailing aboard Robert’s boat the ‘Sealark’. In the mural they are sailing past Purgatory Chasm and towards Easton’s Beach in Newport, which symbolizes moving from rough water into calm seas.
The Sailboat Mural was commissioned by Lifespan Inc. It was painted in my studio on heavyweight canvas. Once complete, it was then installed like wallpaper on a wall of a treatment room at the Tomorrow Fund Clinic at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.
Painting murals in my art studio on heavyweight canvas and then installing them on site is a popular option for many hospitals. While a mural can sometimes take weeks to paint, it only takes an hour or two to install. Therefore, an eye-catching highly detailed mural can suddenly appear on the wall of a hospital without almost any interruption of the space. And best of all, the mural can be removed and relocated should the Hospital ever decide to renovate.
To commission a beautiful hand painted mural for your hospital or healthcare facility, contact me today!
Charles C. Clear III