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The Art of Wall Mural Paintings

The history of wall mural paintings is as rich as it is complex. Mural paintings go back to pre-date written history, appearing first as a form of communication on the walls of caves. As cavemen *cough* artists began to evolve, so did their message and purpose. Wall mural paintings have since become a way to convey political messages, to make ugly walls pretty, to inspire the imagination, and to help people focus on society’s issues. Murals have continued to evolve over the centuries not only in their purpose, but their uses. Sometime around the turn of the 20th century, wall mural paintings became a welcome addition to people’s homes, as a form of home decor.

Murals, by definition, are large-scale paintings or scenes applied directly to a wall, ceiling, or other seemingly flat surfaces. Their primary purpose is to enhance the look, feel, and, sometimes, the spaciousness of a room or space. Wall mural paintings have the ability to create an illusion, making small rooms look bigger, provide a magical view or showcase of a favorite person, place, thing, or event.

Wall mural paintings create visual effects that can be exciting, awe-inspiring, tranquil, and enticing. They are considered by most muralists as a highly cost-effective way to brighten a room while making the space unique and quite personal. A mural can represent your personality, interests, visual likes, and inevitably extend a little bit of yourself on the wall. A wall mural painting is a creative and authentic personal touch to any room or space.

A wall mural painting will add value to your home or office while transporting your room, heart, soul, and mind to a different place and time. A wall mural painting will become much more to you than just a painting, they end up being adored and appreciate by all that view them, not to mention an excellent conversation starter for any company.

What would your wall mural painting be? A favorite view? A famous person? A fantasy or sci-fi scene? Once you have your idea or vision for a mural, you are ready to paint it yourself or speak with a professional muralist about your project.

Leigh Watson is an Austin muralist that creates beautiful mural art for residences and commercial spaces all over Texas. Her artwork can be seen in homes, daycares, hospitals, schools and churches and it ranges from dinosaurs, safari jungles and sports stadiums to fairy-tale castles, underwater themes and your favorite storybook characters (Dr. Seuss, Where the Wild Things Are and Beatrix Potter, etc.). Wall mural paintings, baby nursery murals and office murals make rooms come to life under her creative, skillful hands. She has also mastered the art of trompe l’oeil and can turn any blank wall into your favorite scenic get-a-way or rustic wine cellar.

Visit her at www.leighwatson.net to set up an appointment today!

Submitted by:

Ethan Luke

Muralist - A self-taught muralist/decorative artist, Leigh Watson founded Watson Design. Contact Leigh for your next mural!




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