Stagecoach Inn Project
It's been a while, so I thought I would start by sharing some projects I have been working on during the last few months. We are heading into market season real soon, so projects like these will take a back seat as I get busy meeting and greeting folks up here in the Hudson Valley. I thought it was a good time to reflect back and visually enjoy these little gems!
I had the pleasure of working with the Stagecoach Inn located in Goshen, New York, on some marketing materials. Being a lover of architecture and design, I was immediately drawn to the Inn's historical details. The owner, Faith Ferguson and I started brainstorming on how we could capture a bit of the history through illustration and text and create some pieces for the guests and wedding party's enjoyment and perusal.
We landed on three pieces, a notecard, history booklet, and map.
Faith was on board with my friendly style of illustration so I knew I wanted the pieces to lean into that style and bring out a young and energized feeling the Inn's clientel would appreciate. So that meant lots of late night painting! Before the painting could get rolling, a few trips to the Inn and the town to photograph the grounds, architectural details, historic sites, anything that inspired me . Goshen has a beautiful tudor style Harness Racing Museum and a historic racing track that the town is famous for. There is also a classic example of Brutalist architecture by Paul Rudolph built in 1970. The Inn itself was built in 1747 so there is a wide range of architecture in the town. You can find all of these buildings on my map of Goshen.
Above are some pages of my sketch books, pencil sketches, to markers, to final gouache paintings. Below is the accordian folded history booklet all flattened out. You can see how some of the images were used in the final piece.
If you happen to be strolling around Goshen, stop into the Inn and read up on the Inn's history, or gander at the fun map of the town. The map and notecards are both for sale at the Inn, and it's a nice place to stop in for a cocktail!
Thanks for browsing!