Andy is exceptional. I wish that I could give more than five stars. Let me explain why he completely exceeded the expectations that my wife and I had of our project.
Project: paint a mural inspired by children's literary and film characters with a backdrop of Seattle. We met with Andy brainstormed the names of different characters, and he came back with an incredibly creative mural concept that had Harry Potter zooming by the Space Needle on his broom stick carrying a basketball. The overall concept was tremendous, and he deserves taking an idea into the thoughtful concept.
But, what really makes Andy distinguished is his professional approach and overall execution. The quality of his painting is jaw dropping. His careful research, studious approach, attention to detail, steady hand, and meticulous execution are off the charts. Overall, the mural will transform this basement and make us even more proud of our house. But, it was Andy, who brought this high-level idea to tremendous execution.
Note: I'm sure there are other good muralists in Seattle. I assessed some others via Thumbtack and other artist marketplaces, but I'd encourage you really look at the quality of the work. Look at their portfolios. Andy was on the more expensive side, but in hindsight, it was a tremendous decision to pay the premium.
Lastly, Andy is just a strong professional who takes pride in his craft and one who we trusted in our home working by himself. He showed up every morning at 730 am. Brought his coffee, lunch, and overall supplies and just worked steadily every day until the project was complete. His listening, demeanor, and overall kindness to our family was equally impressive.
I just can not recommend him high enough for executing on wall murals and in taking a high-level idea into a mural concept.