Halcyon Vintage is a vintage clothing shop established in 1983 by the lovely Connie Carroll. It's a staple of the Robinson St / Main St shopping area, and (I'm told by experts) a real hidden treasure for those interested in authentic vintage apparel.
For years the alley-side of the shop has been distinguished by a wooden sign by Billy Pickett, a veteran Richmond sign-painter. As with any wooden sign though, this one finally bit the dust earlier this year and Connie decided to replace it directly on the wall itself.
Original sign shown below
I worked with Connie to design a mural based off of the original design, which is an illustration of the myth of Alcyone. The new version has several subtle symbols representing Connie's two homes of Virginia and Maine: for example, the tree is a portrait of a specific tree on the James near Pony Pasture, and the rocks are based off of the Maine coastline.