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How to find a good mural artist

How to find a good mural artist

Looking for tips on how to find a great mural artist for your next project? Read on below to find out what you need to know.

Writing a creative brief

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect mural artist then the first thing you’ll need to do is think about what you need in order to create a creative brief for them to work from. Your brief should include the following:

The mural’s purpose

What do you want to accomplish with this art installation and where do you want it to go? You’ll need to include a description of the site. If the mural artist will need to work with a space that has depth, what are the overall measurements (height and width)? Is the art going to be painted inside or outside and what is the wall’s surface made of?

You’ll want to identify at least three images that represent your concept, so that your mural artist has something to go off of when looking for inspiration to create a design. Be creative with your choice of colours and other visual elements as well as your arrangement and presentation style. A good mood board is an important component in finding the right mural artist and motivating them to create excellent work.

It’s equally important that they know what to avoid. You should make a list or gather photos of things you don’t want to appear in the mural, and then write or draw it out. Make a note of any colours, words, or themes you don’t want to appear in the mural.

Part of your creative brief should focus on budget. Do you have a budget for this work from your mural artist and if so, what is it? The artist’s design or suggestion should be included in this section. If you don’t know how much money you have for supplies, lifts, and whatever else the artist could need to finish the job, you may want to include it in the budget. You also need to cover deadlines. The project should be completed by what date? Any site constraints or specifics that might make it difficult to meet the deadline? Make careful to establish a reasonable deadline depending on your site’s limitations.

Search locally

Mural artist

Assuming you don’t have the funds to pay for an artist from out of town to design and paint your mural, it’s likely that you’ll be searching for a local painter to do the job.

Looking at mural artists in your community is a good place to start. You may want to write down the name of the creator if you enjoy a mural’s artwork.

Next, search the internet for local art groups, galleries, and mural festivals. Artists’ names and websites are often linked on the websites of local and state art organisations and commissions. From there, you may check out the artist’s website to see whether their work matches your vision. A public art directory is a great place to find out about previous projects and the artists that worked on them in many locations.

In addition, you might contact your local arts group and see if they know of any local muralists.

Make contact

Having narrowed down your options, choose the three artists you most admire.

The location of the mural, as well as the size, budget, timeline, and any unusual aspects of your site or intended painting should be included in your first contact with a muralist.

In addition, you’ll want to check out the artist’s previous work or reviews before going ahead with them.