#6 “Homeport” Building - 9148 Bridge Road


February 2010

Building Owner:      Michael Dooley

Lead Artist:             Nadia Utto

Artist Team:            Suzanne Briley

                            Ann Cofone

                            Jen Dacota                   

                            Bettyann Dixon

                            Katarina Fiumara

                            James Hook

                            Karen Kerwin

                            Frank Marrero

                            Michael Plunkett

                            Haydee Ullfig

                            Vera Underwood

                            Josef Utto



Financial Sponsorship:

Hobe Sound Beautification Coalition - Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce               

Nadia & Josef Utto                         - Urban Camouflage

Some additional funds were donated from:

- Michael Post                                 - Women Supporting The Arts Grant

- Guia Brown & Chung Wong           - Raymond James Financial Services

- Cindy Cooper                               - Caren Denke                              

- Anonymous pedestrians passing by

In Kind Donations:                         

Paint                                             - Sherwin Williams

Pressure Wash & Primer Paint            - Michael Dooley

          A special THANK YOU to all of the individuals listed above!

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Hobe Sound Beautification Coalition
Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce
1954 SE Dixie Highway
Hobe Sound
Nadia & Josef Utto
Murals / Sculpture / Furniture / Fashion
Urban Camouflage Arts Company 
Hobe Sound

James A. Hook

Professional Artist LLC

Murals, Trompe L’oeil, Decorative &

Faux Finishes, Venetian Plaster & Gold Leaf


8872 Robwyn Way

Hobe Sound

James A. Hook

Professional Artist LLC

This is the second “Trompe L’oeil” painting in the mural project ...

(French for ‘trick-of-the-eye’).

The fake additions to the facade include stonework on all 19 arches and a focal point mural on the north facing wall.

This is the second mural in the project, which also goes around the corner of the building.

The building owner Michael Dooley requested the sailboat scene to support the building’s name: “Homeport”.

Find the “hidden” elements:

- bee

  1. -bird’s nest

  2. -paw print

It was very special to celebrate our first year anniversary with another mural  - again in conjunction with the annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts. The Festival was well attended and we benefited from the many pedestrians who stopped to talk. We were also pleased to receive some donations from this appreciative audience. We started during the cold and rain week before, but were in the completion stage by that week-end.

Thank you to all!

Sponsor Contacts with Links


Cindy Cooper
Professional Artist & Framer
Business Owner
The Framery, Inc.
8835 SE Bridge Road
Hobe Sound
Guia Brown 
& Chung Wong
11952 SE Dixie Hwy
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
Raymond James
Financial Serviceshttp://www.raymondjames.com/

photo: Steven Martine

Island Crossing Shopping Center
11682 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, Florida