Mural Joe
Artist & Educator

I was born August 5th 1979. I loved drawing and spent a lot of time doing creative works from as far back as I can remember. It wasn't until 2005 that I decided to try being a muralist. I had worked as a paint contractor and laborer out of high school with no higher education and wanted to give painting artistically a try. I found myself hungry for practical answers to how visual effects are achieved in paintings. I was so frustrated when I couldn't find how something works. So when I did finally figure something out, I wanted to share it. YouTube became a center for instructional videos right about the time that I was gaining a reputation as a local muralist is Flagstaff, Az. It was actually the CEO of Showit Inc, Todd Watson, that gave me my first camera and showed me how to make a time lapse video and post it online. The MuralJoe YouTube channel was born shortly after and has since become a high priority for the business. Today, my work is about finding answers. Answers that I can count on to bring my imagination to life and give me the ability to create. I hope that my findings are helpful to you and your work as well. I thank God for the beauty and mystery all around us that he has let me see and research. It's my honor to share that research with you. I don't consider myself to be of any exceptional understanding or ability. I just have a relentless sense of wonder that can't rest until I find answers to my questions about our responses to what we see and how it all works. You won't see me reference many books or other works. I'm not against them by any means. Read all that you can. That just wasn't my path. That's only because the things that I teach come from results of my own experiments to test my own questions and theories.


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