Gallery of work: AP Fine Arts

My business is to make great-looking artwork for your life, where you will enjoy it every day. 
I often make architectural metalwork, custom gifts, murals, and other custom or commissioned works of art.
Custom design is my specialty – see the images below for examples.

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AP Fine Arts, Gallery 1: Architectural metalwork
Wildlife Gate 1 (Eastern Meadowlark)
Wildlife Gate 1 (Eastern Meadowlark)

I collaborated with naturalist Charlie Muise to design these gates that feature species of local flora and fauna.

Wildlife Gate 2 (Tiger Swallowtail)
Wildlife Gate 2 (Tiger Swallowtail)

I collaborated with a naturalist to design these gates that feature species of local flora and fauna.

Wildlife Gate 3 (Loggerhead Shrike)
Wildlife Gate 3 (Loggerhead Shrike)

I collaborated with a naturalist to design these gates that feature species of local flora and fauna.

Accent wall for Avyve
Accent wall for Avyve

A see-through accent wall of interwoven steel bars, commissioned by Avyve, a premier audio visual system integrator headquartered in Atlanta.

Accent wall for Avyve
Accent wall for Avyve

A see-through accent wall of interwoven steel bars, commissioned by Avyve, a premier audio visual system integrator headquartered in Atlanta. Approximately 10 feet x 10 feet x 6 inches.

House number
House number
Meadow Pollination fence
Meadow Pollination fence

These gates are a detail of two 20-foot sections of fence that I fabricated for a homeowner who wanted meadow flower imagery.

Meadow Pollination fence
Meadow Pollination fence

another section of this floral-themed fence

Pollinator mailbox
Pollinator mailbox

One more view of the bee and flowers. This was dubbed "the best mailbox in Eastlake" before we even got finished installing it.

Greene railing, view 1
Greene railing, view 1

A metal railing, custom designed for the space and the look of the house.

Greene railing, view 2
Greene railing, view 2

A metal railing, custom designed for the homeowner.

Greene railing, view 3
Greene railing, view 3
 
AP Fine Arts, Gallery 2: Custom gifts
Bees at South River Studios
Bees at South River Studios

3-D hanging bee sculptures and flat metal bee cutouts in an installation at South River Studios, Atlanta, GA

Trophy: Honeybear
Trophy: Honeybear
Skateboard bench
Skateboard bench

This commissioned bench is a history of the Tucker family's skateboarding.

Wrap gift for "Guardians 2"
Wrap gift for "Guardians 2"

The cast of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 commissioned this hand-sculpted, hand-cast pewter keychain as a "wrap gift" for the movie's crew at the end of the months of shooting in Atlanta. This was a limited run, so there won't be any more of these.

"Guardians 2" keychain in production
"Guardians 2" keychain in production

Here are just a few of the many keychains that i made, on a table for review during the finishing process. Commissioned by the cast of "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" as a "wrap gift" for the film's crew. This was a limited run, so there won't be any more of these.

Tree garden ornament
Tree garden ornament

I made this one in honor of my father's 70th birthday.

Bronze beer opener
Bronze beer opener

My friend Edd challenged me to make the bossest, most badass metal beer opener ever... and this is what i came up with. It's available in bronze, iron, and aluminum, depending on what metal i have been pouring most recently.

Iron beer opener
Iron beer opener

This design has been very well-received and is opening bottles of beer in many kitchens across the U.S. Text on the handle may be personalized, and batches are customizable.

Aluminum beer opener
Aluminum beer opener

Here's my beer opener design customized with the name of my neighborhood in Atlanta.

Monarch butterfly
Monarch butterfly

Commissioned gift for a garden guardian

Dragonfly garden ornament
Dragonfly garden ornament

Commissioned gift for a garden guardian

Swamp Metalmark butterfly
Swamp Metalmark butterfly

A rare butterfly that makes its habitat at Cane Creek Canyon nature preserve in North Alabama, among a few other places. Here it is commemorated in steel, just over the size of an adult's hand.

 
AP Fine Arts, Gallery 3:
Custom murals
Hot Betty's Mural
Hot Betty's Mural

A mural with Pop Art sensibilities, commissioned by Hot Betty's, a restaurant on Main Street of Tucker, GA. Latex, acrylic latex, spray acrylic, and found objects on wooden panels.

Hot Betty's Mural, detail
Hot Betty's Mural, detail
Hot Betty's Mural, detail
Hot Betty's Mural, detail
Indoor honeybee mural
Indoor honeybee mural

A mural requested for an indoor space. Spray acrylic on painted sheetrock wall, approx. 6 feet x 6 feet.

Galaxy mural
Galaxy mural

An indoor mural that converts all of the walls of a bedroom into a galaxy full of nebulae and stars. January 2020

Community Idea Tree mural
Community Idea Tree mural

Commissioned by Willie Chuck Shivers in honor of a night of community conversation about race. Presented to the communities of East Lake and Kirkwood as a gift by Allen Peterson on Juneteenth, 2020.

Kirkwood Hive mural
Kirkwood Hive mural
Kirkwood Hive mural, detail
Kirkwood Hive mural, detail
Kirkwood Hive mural, detail
Kirkwood Hive mural, detail
Kirkwood Hive mural
Kirkwood Hive mural

A mural commissioned by the Kirkwood Neighbors Organization for the busy corner of Rocky Ford Road and College Avenue.

Kirkwood Hive mural, detail
Kirkwood Hive mural, detail
Kirkwood Hive mural, detail
Kirkwood Hive mural, detail
Vine City YMCA playground
Vine City YMCA playground

Approx. 5' tall x 40 feet long, in acrylic latex and spray acrylic. An outdoor mural commissioned for the playground of the YMCA in the Vine City neighborhood of Atlanta

Vine City Y mural detail
Vine City Y mural detail

An outdoor mural commissioned for the playground of the YMCA in the Vine City neighborhood of Atlanta

Vine City Y Playground detail
Vine City Y Playground detail

An outdoor mural commissioned for the playground of the YMCA in the Vine City neighborhood of Atlanta

 
Custom Fire Pits by AP Fine Arts

These days I have been making my own design of fire pits!  They are hexagonal, about 15 inches tall by about 30 inches in diameter, and are made from 1/8" steel plate – that's about double the thickness of the steel fire pits that you'd buy at the big box stores.  I have been selling these hand-built, locally made fire pits for $400 each -- AND that includes your choice of custom lettering, imagery, or logo!

Please take a look below for some ideas.

And CLICK HERE if you'd like to place an order!

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AP Fine Arts:
The Fire Pit gallery
The AP Fine Firepit in action!
The AP Fine Firepit in action!

Thanks to Jeremy Cummo for this awesome photo! You send me a picture of a raging fire in your custom firepit, you get to be first in the gallery.

Cummo/ Oakhurst Firepit
Cummo/ Oakhurst Firepit
Fire Pit - East Lake
Fire Pit - East Lake

Here's the firepit that started this whole series -- and benefits East Lake Neighborhood! Many thanks to East Lake neighborhood, Joel Lehrer, and Leroy Gardner.

The Hairs' Firepit.
The Hairs' Firepit.

Many thanks to Amy Hair for ordering this for Clarke and her family. The salamanders on the side are fire spirits, and symbols of resilience and rebirth.

Lake Sinclair firepit
Lake Sinclair firepit
Lake Sinclair firepit
Lake Sinclair firepit

The dinosaur is an unofficial neighborhood mascot.

Felksalti firepit
Felksalti firepit

Thanks to the Felksalti family!

James/ Summerhill firepit
James/ Summerhill firepit

Thanks to Karleen James and the James family!

Rescue Revolt firepit
Rescue Revolt firepit

Rescue Revolt is an animal rescue organization.

Rescue Revolt firepit
Rescue Revolt firepit

Thanks to Rescue Revolt for the firepit order!

One more of the firepit in action
One more of the firepit in action

Thanks to Jeremy Cummo!