The title says it all really. I love to paint things and, since I was a teenager, I had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to make a living out of it. Now, I’m a mural artist and signwriter based in Meath – and I’m delighted about it.
I design and create hand painted murals and signs for businesses and homes. Clients might come to me with a strong idea in mind, or we have a chat and work up a design together to help showcase their brand, brighten up a dull corner or do whatever job it is they need covered. From your business name over your shop door, to a bright mural or even a sign pointing to where the toilet is, we can work out something that does it’s job while also looking class.
Everything I design is bespoke to each client and their needs, and the final product is painted by hand with care and attention. This way each job is 100% tailored to you. I can work on-site or create signs and paintings in my studio in Navan and drop them to your business or home. I know people worry about messy artists but I was a makeup artist in a past life so trust me when I say I’m tidy and clean when I work!
For a super quick background story; I learned how to paint with Patrick Reel, an artist local to Meath who has been painting for over 50 years. I went on to study Design for Stage and Screen in college with a specialisation in Character Makeup Design (so basically, makeup for film and tv). I worked as a freelance makeup artist, working on ads for tv, short films and one or two tv shows. I liked makeup but still wanted to be painting more. I painted the odd theatre set when makeup work was quiet and, once the covid lockdowns happened and work went verrry quiet, I found myself painting more and more. I decided to take painting seriously and really try to make it my full time work. Two years later, a lot of practice, some short courses and other painters who were so good to share their knowledge, here I am!
I really love what I do and I’m so happy people trust me to create art for their businesses and homes. I plan to use this blog to chat through some of the reasons I think hand painted signage and murals are important for businesses and probably also to fangirl about projects I really enjoyed doing and talk about the process behind them.
Talk to ye soon!