The Accidental Muralist
I’ve been leading public art projects in Oakland and the Bay Area since 2007. Fun fact: I never set out to become a mural artist! However, I absolutely love using mural projects as a tool for getting all kinds of unsuspecting folks involved in art-making. (Mwa-ha-ha!) Because that’s my real mission. Leaving a trail of beauty in our wake is just the icing on the cake.
Over Two Thousand Hands
At last count, I’ve shepherded nearly forty tile installations, painted murals, and mosaic murals into existence.
More importantly, over a thousand people have participated alongside me! They include: teachers, grandparents, business owners, neighbors, adolescents, city council persons, preschoolers, college students, high schoolers, computer geeks, construction workers, new immigrants to the United States, accountants, school principals, custodians, Girl Scout troops, soccer teams, martial artists, healthcare workers, environmental activists, cancer survivors, people with disabilities, South American exchange students, and even our local Representative to the U.S. Congress in Washington DC. Plus plenty of innocent by-standers. 🙂
I started making murals in Oakland, CA, where I’ve lived for almost 20 years. Once, I travelled to Wisconsin once with mural paints, and got our Peace Corps (Kenya ’87-’89) reunion group to create a mural on plywood, to embellish our host’s barn. I also flew with a stash of paints to Portland, OR to paint a sunflower garden in my sister’s bathroom. Hmm, perhaps I’m addicted.
Recently, All Hands Art mural love has spread to San Francisco and other Bay Area cities, and to San Diego, nearly 500 miles to the south. In June 2016 I’ll be traveling with my 17 year-old daughter to the Dominican Republic on a mosaic mural-making trip!
Mural-Making is for Everyone
All Hands Art, as the name implies, means hands-on art experiences are for everybody!
Together we’ll make YOUR mural happen, whether it’s for the playroom or the backyard, your shop front, health center, or the neighborhood park.
Whether you just need design ideas, or are looking for a project leader from start to finish, All Hands Art is here for you.