Tuesday, January 16, 2018


14'x8' designed and painted by Sharon Smithem

This mural has a long story........    The committee at the Grant Township Hall consisted of 4 men with strong opinions on what to place on this mural.
They gave me a long list of things they would like to incorporate .  Started with the old  Rothbury Township Hall. The Claybanks Church. the Constitution of America, the pledge of allegiance to the flag, a John Deere tractor, a International tractor, the surrounding farmlands, the American flag and a good ol boy driving the tractor. Oh Boy! that was alot to try to design into a mural painting but I came up with an awesome design and proposal and they accepted it. This painting took 6 week to finish working on it daily. It is very intricate with the stalks of wheat to the detail in the tractor, the constitution handwriting and the boy riding the tractor. If you look closely you will see where the International has a place on the mural. It was a fun project and of course I put my whole heart and skill into it.
The location is Grant Township Hall  7140 S. Oceana Dr, Rothbury Mi. I am not sure of the hours of operation, maybe you can catch them open to get a view.
Its stunning!