Cocktails, anyone? The half-Honduran, half-African American Jurell Cayetano moved with his mother to Atlanta from Brooklyn when he was in grade school. His work generally focuses on portraiture and colorful scenes that depict overlooked aspects of life. He has a B.F.A. in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York and had a 2018 show at Wish Gallery.
Chris Davis, a muralist and a tattoo artist at City of Ink, says he’s been drawing since he was 18 months old. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and moved to Atlanta in 1994. Hip-hop music influenced him, but the higher education/rat-race kind of lifestyle didn’t appeal to him, so he decided to take his art seriously and make it his profession.
Lonnie Quest Garner
Lonnie Garner is an independent freelance designer and art director with a passion for digital and traditional media and art. He also has a mural side and a B.A. in fine art and communications from Chicago’s American Academy of Art. His Edgewood alley mural is the latest to go up.
Meagan Jain is a painter and muralist with a master’s degree in gerontology from Georgia State University. She calls herself a “gerontolartist,” as in gerontologist + artist = gerontolartist. Her mural work, she says, focuses on age and growth throughout life by evoking elements from nature.
Chris Veal is known for the satire and social commentary he creates with his favorite medium — spray paint. He was born in Milledgeville and has been making art in Atlanta since moving to the Old Fourth Ward in 1999. Veal estimates spending 60 to 80 hours a week doing graffiti, portraits and murals as well as his art-related day job. And he says he loves it.
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