Elvis the angel

This mural was painted in 2006 in the famous Tito’s in Goa, India. This is the beach bar which started the hippy tourist scene in the 1970s and still exists today and is run by the sons of the original owner. Using Bricklane Architecture in 2006 as consultants they expanded and I was hired to paint a kitsch mural on the ceiling. The brief was very open so Elvis as an angel in the pose of Michelangelo’s Adam is what I came up with.  They liked it!

The challenge was painting on the ceiling when the ceiling is not very high, which meant it was hard to get far enough away to see clearly the perspective.