EXPLORE DOWNTOWN MELBOURNE MURALS

Interested in exploring the local art scene? Downtown Melbourne invites local artists to—quite literally—paint the town, and is proud to showcase an extraordinary and eclectic array of commissioned murals. Though home to murals of all sizes and styles, each as likely as the next to both awe and inspire, they all work together to collectively express the heart and soul of Downtown Melbourne.

Artist Spotlight

Jay "Remote" Bellicchi

Jay “REMOTE” Bellicchi

Jay “REMOTE” Bellicchi is a Boston transplant that has taken his place in the Miami art scene as a dynamic artist influenced by his history in graffiti and graphic design. In the 1980’s Jay was influenced by hip-hop music and the culture, that’s where he discovered the element of graffiti art. Known today as REMOTE, Jay enjoys balancing chaotic, abstract reflections of urban decay with contrasting, crisp lines, shapes and or patterns. On canvas, his process is organic and spontaneous, intuitively influenced by the moment. He uses various media, including latex, acrylic and aerosol paints, and markers. Jay’s art had been featured in numerous South Florida publications, as well as national and international art books.

Mark Gilliam

Mark Gilliam

Mark Gilliam is a multidisciplinary artist, studied in many styles and forms of art. Fluent on surfaces ranging from paper and canvas, to exterior walls, and even skin. Being a proficient tattoo artist, and muralist are a primary focus alongside creating privately commissioned works. Although heavily influenced by tattooing, graffiti, and other urban landscapes, Mark has an urge for education and progression in all artistic mediums. Mark can be contacted on Facebook or via email at Markgilliamart@gmail.com.

Kimber Grobman

Kimber Grobman

Kimber Grobman is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, with a BFA in Illustration. Her art career has taken her to many places, and she has had many different types of creative jobs — a prototype toy painter at Hasbro, Inc., a caricature artist at Disneyland, and the first credited graphic artist on the TV show Robot Chicken to name a few. Currently, Kimber is teaching painting classes at Painting with a Twist in Downtown Melbourne. She also works as a freelance artist creating colorful sign art, paintings, logos, and even children’s books. You can learn more about Kimber and view her scope of work at kimberlandart.com.

Christopher Maslow

Christopher Maslow

Christopher Maslow is a Melbourne-based fine artist whose creative practice centers primarily around painting and sculpture. A former Los Angeles resident, Maslow graduated in 2003 from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with a degree in product development. He quickly grew into a notable clothing designer and produced for multiple labels in Southern California. A few years into his career as a fashion designer, Maslow found himself gravitating towards street art. Subsequently, after many years of experimentation with multi-media, Maslow realized a greater calling to fine art. Since his transition onto canvas, Maslow has shown artwork in galleries across the United States and has experienced equal success in curation as well. Maslow is the Curator for the Melbourne Mural Project.

Cody Monahan

Cody Monahan

Cody Monahan (@hemplifelion) is a young entrepreneur and a up-and-coming artist, who attended the University of North Florida for Fine Art and Business. He’s using his education to further his art career as well as his company, Hemp Life Co; a company based on environmental innovation, selling 100% organic hemp products since 2009. All art for the company is done by Cody himself, designed to inspire humanity. Cody plans to continue painting murals, world-wide, to showcase his belief in love and creativity. The Three Little Turtles mural featured in Downtown Melbourne symbolize his family, to pay homage to his mother as well as commemorate his father who he lost at a young age. “Art is everything to me, it has always been my way to express myself to the world, as well as escape it. Every piece I do is deeply intertwined with love and pain, revealing my heart and soul to the world. Nothing will ever exceed my passion to create.” Cody believes he will never claim any particular style, that his art will constantly change and grow with him. His focus for his work is beauty, he wants to create a larger than life quality, showing the world that Heaven is a place on Earth.

Ian Soden

Ian Soden

Ian Soden was born in New Jersey and moved to Florida at a young age. He’s loved drawing for as long as he can remember. He went to school in Ft. Lauderdale for computer art and design and later continued studying art and design in Melbourne. Ian is a father of two boys and is currently the in-house artist and graphic designer for Intracoastal Brewing Company in Melbourne. He is a freelance graphic art and designer, as well as various other commission work including portraits, murals, and concept art.

Eric Wood

Eric Wood

Eric Wood has been an artist since a young age. He graduated from Melbourne High School in 1991 where he won many awards for his drawings and paintings. He has always had a unique perspective and an eye for detail that sets him apart from other artists. He is an extremely creative person who always sees ways to improve things. He sees the beauty in everything he looks at. His extensive skills include painting large and small scale murals, drawing, sign-making, graphic design and printing. He currently lives in Palm Bay with his wife, Michele, and their two rescue dogs.

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WHERE TO EXPLORE IN DOWNTOWN MELBOURNE

Murals are a great way to slow down and appreciate beauty, get creatively inspired, and can even feed your soul. Therefore, while many of Downtown Melbourne’s murals are viewable in our mural gallery below, there’s just no substitute for seeing them in real life. Take a mural tour in Downtown Melbourne and see our murals in living color. Use this as an opportunity to meet up with friends and appreciate art together, take photos, or have something attention-grabbing to post on social media.

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