Commissioned to paint a mural on the wall across from the Historic Journigan House Restaurant, Heather O'Berg, Daryl O'Berg, and Miles Gaehler paint finishing touches on several horses before moving on to other art work soon to be on the mural.
Photo by Andy Towle.
Payson may be an art friendly town, but it has never been big on murals.
Two artists are changing that.
Heather and Daryl O’Berg, of O’Berg Arts, are bringing color and design to what were once drab and dreary walls.
Their latest project takes them to the Journigan House, Payson’s newest restaurant on Main Street, where they are adding full size horses to a lengthy concrete block wall.
As restaurateur goers pull into a parking space, the mural gives the impression they are pulling up to the hitching post, where half a dozen stallions and mares are already hitched.
Daryl said Jimmy Johnson, the restaurant’s co-owner, had the idea for the wall’s horse motif, given Payson is a cowboy town.
The O’Bergs were given creative liberty to paint the horses they wanted. Some are based on real horses the couple or their friends knew and some were pulled from the Internet.