Large-scale mural art has an ancient and rich connection to humanity's creative expression. A site-specific mural will convey a message or enhance the space. My first mural was painted at the age of 12 on a concrete bridge abutment on a canal that faced my family's cottage in Canada. The wooden structure had long since vanished. This large, unusual surface led me to theatrical backdrops, ceilings, residential walls and 3-story buildings.