Illuminaries Murals & Design 

We are Bay Area professional street art muralists and graphic artists specializing in high impact, energizing decor. Our passion is improving indoor and outdoor spaces with the creative use of traditional or digital mediums.

Jan Watten

Photographer Jan Watten has a passion for expressing the essence and core of her subject's being. Watten chooses black and white, because "I see in black and white. It reduces an image and you don't have distractions of color. You are getting rid of extraneous information, and it's very pure." 2889 Ford Street #32, Oakland

Karen Appleton

She received her BFA from the Corcoran School of Art and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993. Appleton has exhibited her work throughout the Washington DC area, including The Gudelsky Gallery and The International Sculpture Center. Before pursuing her degrees, she studied painting with the late Leon Berkowitz for many years.

Kenneth Griswa

Often described as a true “Renaissance man”, a.k.a. an artisan with many hats, I have been designing, fabricating and installing custom art and craft works and installations for hundreds of clients over the past two decades. My copper artistry has gained international recognition and continues to be the base material for the majority of my commissions. 8410 Amelia Street, Oakland

Kim Larson Art

I learned the skill of public mural-making through apprenticeship and assisting other, more advanced, mosaic muralists. As a graphic designer for over 30 years I enjoy the practical application of art - that's what has drawn me to creating public mosaics.