Local artist, Jean Filipski, was commissioned by the homeowner to paint a mural on the exterior of his home. This mural takes on the very nature of “The Great Wave,” a woodblock print by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. This mural took Jean approximately 50 hours to complete over a 10-day period.
“With this particular mural, he showed me what he wanted, and I knew I could paint it,” said Jean.
Jean can transform any blank surface into a piece that comes to life with color and imagination. Whether she paints faux finishes to add interest and elegance or murals, Jean’s work has decorated numerous homes and businesses across America.
Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Jean moved to Melbourne in 1993. She has always had a passion for drawing and painting, so when she moved to Melbourne she started painting t-shirts, motorcycles, and RV’s until she found her niche with murals.
When asked what her biggest influence is, she responded with, “My husband, Jeff.”
Jeff is a local artist who is featured at The Renee Foosaner Education Center until January 19. He works mostly in acrylics, oils and mixed media.
For more information on Jean Filipski, please visit MuralzByJean.net.