It’s been hot, humid and the air quality was bad for the past couple weeks. My husband, Paul Boecher, is currently involved in creating some beautiful murals in the underground garage of the Farmstead in Andover, MN. This is an assisted living facility with so much to offer the community.
A small group of seasoned artists, under Paul’s direction and guidance, are donating their time to this project. The history of the property is being depicted with images of a farmstead which once covered the land now occupied by senior residents with various needs.
Making art has always been one of Paul’s passions. He was educated at the Art Institute of Chicago, the University Chicago and Layton School of Art and Marquette University in Milwaukee. He spent his working years in the advertising business. At the age of fifty two, he started a business where he hand carved architectural works of art for homes and businesses. He then turned to painting and now teaches art to adults. He’s enjoyed painting landscapes, waterfalls, cityscapes and barns.
This project will take a while to complete, because it must be done when the artists have some time to volunteer. Most of those involved are senior citizens themselves. Working on such a broad canvas is also challenging.
Today, with the onset of cooler temperatures and cleaner air, he will be at it again with at least one other artist. It’s been fun to watch the progress. The final product will be amazing if this is just the beginning. I’ll continue to post more as they become available.