Through the months of April/ May 2019 I painted a large-scale mural on the north side of the Beacon Motel in Lewes, Delaware. This mural depicts a scene from the historic Lewes Menhaden fishing industry set in the 1940's. It honors Otis Smith, the mayor of Lewes and owner of the fishing industry, during this time.

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First Catch

24 x 30 Original Acrylic Canvas Painting


Reproductions Available

Open & Limited Reproductions of the original painting/design for The Menhaden Mural on the Beacon Motel in Lewes, Delaware.

16 x 20  Open Edition Reproduction on Archival Paper

29 x 35  Limited Edition Framed Canvas Reproduction 

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The mural rendering
The wall is primed
The beginning of the layout
Moving along
Freehand drawn with gray paint
Getting there
Ready for paint
Drone footage by: WFilms
Drone footage by: WFilms
Sky nearly finished
Working on the boat
Details on the boat
Brother helped with me blend water
Water based
Time to start the waves
Beginning the fisherman
Painting fisherman
A reference of my reproduction
Getting there
Working away
Working on the water
Filling in the water
Completely covered
Painting sunlight
Details, details...
Almost finished
Signing the finished mural
That's a wrap

The mendhaden mural complete


Thank you to Rob Waters at W Films for documenting the mural's progress.

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