Essentially a big medallion that looks like inlaid wood, Stone says the mural is about 5.5 feet across and was hand-drawn before the floor was even touched. Because of its length, the artists had to get accurate measurements then put on their artistic caps and determine the design’s details. “Now they love this one even more than they loved the other one,” Pellegrino says of the Taubers’ reaction.
Pellegrino and Stone have individually professionally painted countless murals over the years, with Stone describing the two as old-school artists. However, with the success of this first joint business venture, “we’ve now become a new monster,” she says of the newly formed Pellegrino’s Art and Design Co.
Pellegrino says new projects are already on tap, and with each having established a client base separately over the years—not to mention the students and parents that regularly attend classes at the school—they feel the future is bright for their young partnership.
“We’re just starting this collaboration together, this merger of art brains,” Pellegrino says. The women foresee striking a balance of teaching classes and tackling art projects as they come. “We would love for it to grow, just because it’s already a part of our lives, and we like anything good in our lives to be bigger,” Stone adds.