Connecticut
Profile Type: Creative Business
Creative Business
Mural Envy

Mural Envy's mission is to transform overlooked spaces into areas of interest, inspiration and beauty.

Artist and owner Toni Miraldi is motivated by the belief that since we are subtly influenced by our environs, we should surround ourselves and our communities with small positive messages–through art, nature, architecture or kind words–to help combat feelings of suspicion, fear and despair.

Most of Miraldi's artistic inspiration comes from the natural world. She is fascinated by opposing forces found in nature: fragile and strong, beautiful and gruesome, independent from human influence and also sculpted by it. Timeless yet disappearing rapidly. She hopes to remind viewers of the beauty around us that we are often too distracted to notice.

Stylistically, Miraldi's background in graphic design and interior design are the filters through which she approaches her subjects. The skills honed in her professional life--attention to detail, efficiency, and economy--now influence her art. When she begins planning a new work, she starts with something familiar and put it through a series of refinements until it is reduced to a collection of simplified shapes and colors. The resulting image is a stylization of the original, a different but recognizable form, which allows viewers to approach the familiar in a fresh way.

 

I Have Worked With

  • October 2017

    Realizing that their mission of providing resources to the community could go beyond books, the C. H. Booth Public Library in Newtown, CT, built a specialized “Maker’s Corner” in 2017. The staff approached me with the challenge of designing a mural that would 1) Draw attention to the new space; 2) Incorporate signage, including the library’s rooster logo; 3) Blend with the existing historical color scheme of colonial blue and beige; and 4) Illustrate the variety of creative pursuits available to makers.

    I was incredibly honored to work with the library to bring their new community resource to life. The resulting mural remains one of our favorite projects, and it is an added pleasure to be able to visit the mural every time I check out a book or try out the 3D printer.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Toni
Job Title/Position: 
Muralist
Physical Address: 
Sandy Hook, CT 06482
Last Name: 
Miraldi
Phone: 
2033645536

About

Profile Type: 
Creative Business
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Year Founded: 
2016
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts in Healthcare
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut
Newtown, CT Chamber of Commerce
Education: 
Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts
Wheaton College
Awards: 
REGI Arts Grant, FY19