Hey everyone! For those that don’t know me I’m Michael S. Novilla, native, resident and business owner in St. Petersburg, Florida, aka St. Pete. We LOVE our city and have a strong, vibrant arts community. So as these fabulous murals, aka wall graffiti, or graffiti, kept springing up, I thought we need a tour of

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Lili Yuan

Monday, 01 March 2021 by

Lili Yuan is a Jacksonville based artist, originally from China. She uses photography to create hyperreal images that highlight both Eastern and Western cultures. In other words, she uses her experience in contrasting viewpoints in her work. Yuan is only three years into her career as an artist, and didn’t start art classes until after

Mason Schwacke

Monday, 01 March 2021 by

Mason Schwacke is a St Pete based artist. He specializes in using fun colors and creating imaginative characters. His illustrative designs are well known in the local area. In addition, his work is in many galleries, public streets, and art shows in the Tampa Bay area. Schwacke said he worked on the “sand” at the

Tatiana Suarez

Monday, 01 March 2021 by

Tatiana Suarez is a Miami based artist. She is known for her pop surrealist style and ethereal feminine characters. In 2005, she received her BFA in Illustration and Design from the University of Miami. Her mural work is on public walls in Hawaii, Mexico, Sweden, Okinawa, and many other places worldwide. In addition, she has

Nneka Jones

Monday, 01 March 2021 by

Nneka Jones is a visual artist based in Tampa, Fl. She is known for creating highly detailed embroidery work, and bringing focus to social justice issues. In addition, she was featured in TIME magazine. Nneka uses influences of her native land, Trinidad and Tobago, with rich Caribbean colors. In addition, she is a photographer, mixed

Bianca Burrows

Monday, 01 March 2021 by

Bianca Burrows is a commercial artist based in Tampa, Florida. She specializes in mixed media. She is wonderful at merging cutting edge techniques with traditional art mediums. Bianca creates traditional canvas painting, massive murals, and custom designs for her clients. She frequently custom designs stencils and collage paper for her projects. Her bold vibrant style

Kenny Coil & Marc Berenguer

Monday, 01 March 2021 by

Break Maiden is an award winning studio that specializes in packaging design and brand identity. Business partners, Kenny Coil and Marc Berenguer, are the creative geniuses behind Break Maiden. They are both USF alumni, and work together to create memorable and disruptive branding. Some of the local companies with Break Maiden’s brand stamp include Green


Monday, 01 March 2021 by

IBOMS is a St. Petersburg artist, aka Jabari Reed-Diop. He honed his artistic skills at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, located in Jacksonville, FL. He is known for bringing viewers into his world using thought-provoking symbols and characters. Using a variety of mediums IBOMS shows what it is actually like to live life as

Elle LeBlanc

Sunday, 28 February 2021 by

Sarasota native, Elle LeBlanc, is a muralist, illustrator and fashion designer. In addition, she currently lives in St Pete, and in 2016 she received her BFA in Studio Art. In addition, Elle studied painting and printmaking at Florida State University. She focuses on using playful shapes and colors with basic forms. She says, “I love