The Murals

In the heart of Austin's dynamic Entertainment District is the award winning Roppolo's Pizza and in the open air patio at the rear is Dan Terry's digitally created mural showing the history of the historic structure, the many types of businesses that resided in the building and the tracing of the Roppolo family business that has occupied the place since the 90's. 

Incorporating a faux wood treehouse, a climbable sculptured oak tree trunk, and a custom designed and built 24 hour circadian  daylight LED & fiberoptical lighting system complete with glowing night stars, this mural in a private residence was completed in early 2015. 

This near lifesize aquatic scene with humpback whale and several dolphins is (as far as anyone knows) secretly hidden behind a false wall in the historic Witte Museum on San Antonio's Broadway. Painted by Dan Terry in 1983 in oil on a permanent wall in the museum, Dennis Bartz, then Chief of Exhibitions build a false wall in front of it rather than see it destroyed at the end of the "Animal Senses Exhibition".  

On the ground floor of Roppolo's Pizza's open air patio at the rear is the DaVinci Patio Pub where this innovative Italianate architectural mural is displayed.  The Vetruvius figure in the archway animates position (and gender)  via programmed color LED lighting. It also serves a targeted Social Media marketing function with a built in Illuminated "Having Fun in Austin" Selfie mirror.  Click the photo and discover more. 

A room designed to create a sense of peace, calm and relaxation with 'faux-wallpaper' on all four walls and ceiling areas for meditating and yoga practice.  Hundreds of cherry blossoms on enveloping vines form the background for accents of exotic birds and butterflies in this private residence on the banks of the Pedernales River near Dripping Springs, Texas.

When "Dinosaurs Invaded the Witte" Museum in the early eighties, Terry was employed as one of the San Antonio Museum Associations Exhibit Designers. His  precise draftsmanship and thorough anatomical knowledge of species both living and extinct was put to good use in this exhibit where he painted often life size images of the various species whose fossil remains were on display.