Trish Strachan & Kris Mason Strachan
After studying fashion illustration in Boston Massachusetts, Trish worked as a visual merchandiser for Filene's Department Store in Downtown Boston, and in her off time created visual backdrops for fashion shows. In 1989 she moved to Mesa, Arizona and started dv8murals in 1993. Named so with the intention of referring to "deviating from the norm" which at the time was a very one-dimensional approach to interior wall effects. The business eventually grew when Trish's husband Kris, with a Rutgers Fine Arts background, joined dv8 in creating some of the largest works to date. Kris brought a boundless approach to the work with his design input, outlook, and eventually to Trish's painting. The result of such a collaboration is a style that can be realistic and three-dimensional, or impressionistic and painterly, on projects varying from powder rooms to entire sides of buildings. Please enjoy our site and contact dv8murals when you want to express your creativity through us.