• Media
  • Commissions
  • Awards
Media

(Partial Listing)

Videos

Press

  • Taranaki Daily News Online, Plaza mural unveiling to open festival, October 2011
  • ArtWeek Review
  • Time Magazine, Can You Trompe This?
  • Tahoe Quarterly, Truckee muralist paints to trick the eye, May 2013
  • Modesto Bee, More to Mural than Meets the Eye, September 2003
  • Chico Statements, Big as Life: John Pugh, master of illusion on a grand scale, Fall 2002
  • Willow Glen Resident, Willow Glen resident paints pretty perfect pictures that mirror reality, November 2001
  • Focus UK, Optical Delusions: The ingenious works of art that confuse our eyes and brains, September 1999
  • LA Times, Fooling the Eye: Trompe L’oeil murals expand on a room and its occupants’ conceptions of reality, November 1998
  • Rocky Mountain News, A Living Illusion, May 1995
  • Metro, Santa Clara, Illusions of Grandeur, February 1992
Commissions

(Partial Listing)

2016

  • Quetzalcoatl Mural Project, Government of Mexico – Mexico City, Mexico

2015

  • Jean Cocteau Theater, George RR Martin – Santa Fe, NM
  • LidoTown Art Project – Shanghai, China
  • Promega Corporation – Madison, WI

2014

  • City of La Crosse, National Endowment for the Arts & Arts Commission – La Crosse, WI
  • Lennox Mural with Elastic TV Production – Santa Monica, CA
  • Sacramento Water Tank Project – Sacramento Arts Commission, CA

2013

  • GE Wonderground Mural Project – Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, New York
  • State Library, Wisconsin Historical Society – Madison, WI
  • Wonderworks Science Museum – Syracuse, NY  

2012

  • City of Hermosa Beach – Los Angeles, CA
  • Speightstown Mural Project – Speightstown, Barbados

2011

  • Taranaki Gardens Mural Project – New Plymoth, New Zealand
  • Universal Studios – Japan
  • Beach Boardwalk – Santa Cruz, CA
  • Assumption Church – Truckee, CA
  • Sacramento Water Tank Project, Sacramento Arts Commission, CA

2010

  • Westside Recreation Centre, Calgary Arts Commission – Calgary, Canada
  • United Oil – Pacific Palisades, CA
  • Alameda Funeral Home – Saratoga, CA
  • Pepsi Cola International – New York, NY
  • Skyline College, Art in Public Places – Burlingame, CA

2009

  • Santa Cruz Redevelopment Agency – Santa Cruz, CA
  • Aquatic Center, City of Fremont Arts Commission – Fremont, CA
  • Del Oro Theater, Redevelopment Agency, Grass Valley, CA

2008

  • Mana Nalu Plaza, Honolulu Arts Commission – Honolulu, HI
  • Madera Police Station – Madera, CA
  • Juvenile Hall Visitors Lobby, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, CA

2007

  • Dimond High School, Anchorage Arts Commission – Anchorage, AK
  • Star Reacher, Private, Carmel, CA

2006

  • Downtown Breezeway, Chandler Arts Commission – Phoenix, AZ
  • Wonder Works Science Museum, Gatlinburg, TN
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation (Two Projects)– Palo Alto, CA

2005

  • Rotorua Public Library, Arts Commission – Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Sarasota Health Department, Florida Art in State Buildings – Sarasota, FL

2004

  • Bishop Mural Society (two projects) – Bishop, CA
  • Crossroads Mural Project, Dublin Arts Commission – Dublin, CA

2003

  • Mainplace Merced, Redevelopment Agency – Merced, CA
  • Berryessa Community Center, San Jose Arts Commission – San Jose, CA

2002

  • El Camino Hospital – Mountain View, CA
  • Opa Locka Health Services, Florida Art in State Buildings – Miami, FL
  • Hayward City Hall,Hayward Arts Commission – Hayward, CA

2001

  • Debra Winger – (private) New York, NY
  • Global Mural Conference Project – Twentynine Palms, CA

2000

  • University of North Florida, Florida Art in State Buildings  – Jacksonville, FL
  • Levi Strauss – Dayton, NV & Jacksonville, OR

1999

  • University of Alaska, 1% For Art Commission – Fairbanks, AK
  • Kaiser Permanente Hospital – Santa Clara, CA
  • Victor Valley College Library, Arts Commission – Victorville, CA

1998

  • Standin’ on a Corner in Winslow, Arizona Park – Winslow, AZ
  • Downtown Breezeway, South San Francisco Arts Commission, CA
  • Barbi Benton – (private) Honolulu, HI

1997

  • ICTV, California Design International  – San Francisco, CA
  • Silicon Graphics, Inc. – Mountain View, CA

1996 and earlier

  • Pleasant Company  – Taipei, Taiwan
  • Park Meadows Shopping Center – Denver, CO
  • County Parking Facility, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, CA
  • Stanford Shopping Center, Stanford University – Palo Alto, CA
  • California State University, Chico
Awards

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Distinguished Alumnus – California State University, Chico

Master Muralist – Precita Eyes Mural Art Center – San Francisco, CA

Most Successful Mural Artist – California Mural Symposium

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