Mural Art – 6 reasons to commission a mural!

Mural Art – Ancient but Trending

Painting on walls is as old as time itself. Why do we still do it?
We’re leaving our fingerprint on our habitat. Human ego drives us to leave
traces of our presence all over the world, from the cave art at Lascaux Grottes to the street mural art of today and I love it! My home city of Glasgow is full of murals and you can even go on a Glasgow Mural walking Trail.

The thought that I might create art for someone, an organisation or a cause that will put a smile on someones face or stirs up old memories makes me really happy.

Mural art transcends traditional art spaces, celebrates diversity, revitalises communities and gets people talking. It serves as a powerful means of communication and cultural expression. The current community mural project that I am working on in Parkhead in Glasgow is a mural collecting all the ideas the local kids had together. I have even included some of their drawings and initial sketch ideas. 

Do you really need a reason to paint? Here is 6 reasons why you should commission a wall mural.

1. Public Expression of Creativity: Mural art is often displayed in public spaces, turning streets, walls, and buildings into canvases for artistic expression. In turn making it accessible to everyone and brightening urban landscapes.
2. Storytelling and Culture: Murals often convey powerful stories, cultural heritage, and social messages. They serve as a medium for us all to communicate ideas, histories, and social commentary to a wide audience.
3. Community Engagement: Creating murals often involves collaboration between
artists, communities, and local authorities. This collaborative process fosters a sense of ownership and pride in the artwork, strengthening community bonds.
4. Beautifying Urban Spaces: Murals can transform dull or neglected areas into vibrant, aesthetically pleasing spaces. They breathe life into neighbourhoods, creating a positive impact on the overall environment. Did you know that areas prone to fly tipping are usually reversed once a mural is in place?

5. Promoting Diversity: Many mural artists celebrate diversity through their work,
reflecting the rich tapestry of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences in society.
Murals can serve as symbols of inclusivity and unity.
6. Art Accessibility: One of my favourite reasons! Unlike traditional art galleries, murals are available 24/7, allowing people to enjoy art at any time, free of charge. This accessibility breaks down barriers to art appreciation.
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