Many of my clients hire me for one mural, and then, over the course of many years, hire me back for additional work. Let me tell you, the Pannu household doesn’t mess around! They wanted their new house to be just right from the beginning, an oasis for their big extended family who gathered there. I am so excited to share with you the results of my collaboration with the Pannu’s. Click on any image to see more views of the murals in the rooms. Enjoy the house tour!
The Grand Staircase
Sohni and Mahiwal
Sohni is a punjabi tragic love story in which the heroine, Sohni, unhappily married to a man whom she despises, swims every night across the river where her beloved Mehar grazes buffaloes. One night her sister-in-law replaces the earthenware pot, which she uses to keep afloat in water, with a vessel of unbaked clay, which dissolves in water and she dies in the whirling waves of the river.
This image depicts a scene of reuniting before the shenanigans of her sister come into the story.
My rendering is inspired by the Punjabi artist Sobha Singh’s interpretation of the Indian story of Sohni and Mahiwal.
Second Floor Landing
Dining Room Mural
I painted this trompe l’oeil mural in their dining room and I also painted clouds, birds and some delicate branches on their ceiling.
One of the perks of this job was enjoying Grandma Pannu’s homemade roti for lunch… wow!
One God Symbol
According to Sikhiwki.com, “Ek Onkar” means “one supreme reality”, or “One God”. Ek Onkar forms the cornerstone of Sikh belief in the unity and oneness of God. The Pannu family wanted guests to feel welcome in their home, regardless of their faith. This is essentially a welcome mat they designed, inspired from their Sikh culture.
I am amazed, pretty much on every project, the kind people that find me, and then put great trust in my ability to create just the right artwork for their space. I marvelled at it today as I finished up a project, and in that moment also realized how consistently my projects feel full of grace, and connection. My clients are enabling me to share my passion for painting in the world. They are also making an investment into something they have not yet seen. This is, in my mind, an amazing leap of faith. They are typically original thinkers, and also have a playful streak for sure. I am incredibly grateful for all the interesting places and people I get to meet through my mural work. Every day is an adventure!
Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music.
Your days are your sonnets.
~ Oscar Wilde
Life is the remarkable discovery that one is both vibrant and fleeting.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.
For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
~ Ivan Panin
People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it’s simply necessary to love. ”
~ Claude Monet
I could tell by the attention to detail and quality Dr. Pannu demonstrated that he was also likely very good at his profession as a dentist as well. I went to Pannu Dental for a long overdue crown and I am thrilled with the work! Thank you, Dr. Pannu!
Morgan Bricca is a mural artist living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her clients run the gamut from professional creatives, including architects and designers to building owners, school administrators and community advocates. When she is not making art, Morgan enjoys sipping boba tea with her kids and taking naps on the couch.