I have been able to design and install murals all over California from logo designs to large-scale atmospheric pieces on all types of surfaces. I have an abundance of experience and knowledge working with a variety of material and construction practices.
My professional training is in design and illustration from Pratt Institute in New York. My senior thesis incorporated large-scale painted portraits, which set the stage for my work in the years since.
Over the last year, I was commissioned to do two graphic pieces over 3000 sq ft each, depicting national parks.
I create all of the designs and performed all of the installation myself. Because I love to rock climb, I am also very happy high on a ladder or hanging on a scaffold.
*I am very committed to sustainable practices, being very conscious to create minimal waste (little or no taping for straight lines), reusing as much as possible, and using quality materials in order to ensure lasting work with minimal impact on the environment.
We are on a tight timeline, if only I could clone myself…..
… much better.
Aerial map of downtown Los Angeles at E11even Lofts in collaboration with Studio 11 Design.
Painted on raw concrete with fading and sealers.
Joshua Tree Mural | Location: Costa Mesa Rockreation | approx 26' x 75' | Designed and painted by M. Washington
Timelapse footage of the Costa Mesa Mural.
Blueprint designs for the Joshua Tree Mural
Since the mural is in a climbing gym and Joshua Tree is an international destination for climbers, all of the structures in the painting are famous climbs; including boulders and cracks. It you want to scavenger hunt - here's what you will find: Gunsmoke, Streetcar Named Desire, Intersection Rock, Walk on the Wild Side (a Costa Mesa favorite), White Rastafarian (including that dangerous boulder in the landing area), Sail Away, and The Eye.
Joshua Tree flora and fauna are mixed into the mural, some obvious like the iconic Joshua Trees and some sort of hidden such as a Kangaroo Rat, Coyote, Tarantula and a tortoise.
Abstract Yosemite Mural | Location: Los Angeles Rockreation | approx 14' x 85' | Designed and painted by M. Washington
Blueprint designs for the Yosemite Mural
Painted logo for the top of the boulder island just in time for the annual bouldering competition. Photography by Andrew Humphries
Stickers with the mural designs for both gyms