When the St. Regis was searching for a focal piece for the lobby in their Aspen resort, they turned to American realist painter Bo Bartlett. As we know from our longtime relationship with Bartlett—we have collaborated with him for over a decade—his epic narrative compositions fit perfectly within the St. Regis tradition of displaying eye-catching murals in their hotel lobbies.

Image courtesy of Bo Bartlett

For this project, we worked directly with Bartlett and with the St. Regis to frame his Strong Wind mural. We developed the custom warm-silver gilded finish specifically for this framing project, which integrates seamlessly with the opulent furnishings in the Shadow Mountain Lounge. After completing the frame, we traveled to Aspen to hand-stretch Bartlett’s canvas on site, fit the painting in the frame, and install the final framed mural in its prominent position behind the lobby bar.

Allison and Ross stretching and installing a Bo Bartlett mural on canvas at the St. Regis in Aspen