reading tree MURAL
In 2020, Gale was commissioned to paint a reading nook mural in Loveland. The owners were finishing the lower level living space of their house, and wanted to add something special to the customized hideaway they had created for their grandchildren.
In collaboration with the grandmother, Gale designed this 'Reading Tree' mural featuring the couple's five (now adult) children and four of their beloved family dogs.
Reading tree mural and quote by Garrison Keillor, as seen from entrance to reading nook
The mural as seen from the hideaway under the stairs
Detail of Reading Tree mural showing son Josh in tree cavity, pet dog Alfie, and second son Richard in tire swing
Detail of Reading Tree mural showing daughter Sophia leaning on tree with pet dog Dutch on her lap
Detail of Reading Tree mural showing son Richard in tire swing and pet dog Jinx trying to gain his attention
Family pet dog Jinx ready to play!
Detail of Reading Tree mural showing daughter Leeann lying on the ground reading
Detail of Garrison Keillor quote about books
Detail of Reading Tree mural showing daughter Jennifer lounging in tree branches