[ABOUT] THE TEAM
We'd love to collaborate with you!
From small projects to giant masterpieces, we will work with you to create custom artwork that satisfies your color palette, subject matter, style and wall size.
We are a small team of professional muralists in Los Angeles. Over the past 17 years, we've completed nearly 3,000 murals in homes, commercial & public spaces. We can paint directly on the wall, or rolled canvas in our studio (removable and shippable).
We are licensed, insured and bonded.
"I think public art is just that – the public's art. It should visually represent the community's or individual's vision and pride."
Jeanine founded Hattas Public Murals in 2003, after painting an underwater scene in her friend's bathroom ... and loving it! Since then, she has painted over 2,000 commissioned works of art.
Jeanine works directly with each client to create original designs for their artwork. She oversee the artwork's creation from beginning to end, ensuring the process is smooth, professional and on schedule. The team works together to create works that are accurate and beautiful.
Jeanine started painting at age six, alongside her identical twin sister Julie, in Woodstock, IL. Both girls studied art throughout childhood with private lessons, and continued through college. Now in Los Angeles, Jeanine continues to further her education, having studied at the Artelier Artien in Paris, France; Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art; and under renowned artists such as Robert Liberace, Michael Siegel and William Cochran.
When she's not painting, Jeanine most enjoys cooking for and hanging out with her family and friends.
Jeanine lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband Jason and dog Marley.
BA from Marquette University | advertising
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design | studio painting minor
School at the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) | painting
Artelier Artien in Paris | oil portraiture
Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA) | oil portraiture
Kline Academy | Robert Liberace | the classic figure, oil painting
Kline Academy | Tom Garner | Venetian figure painting
Kline Academy | plein air landscape
Animation Guild | Glenn Vilppu | figure drawing
Michael Siegel | oil portraiture, figure drawing
William Cochran | trompe l'oiel
Sean Crosby | fresco
Randall Sexton | plein air landscape
"Nature has gone to great lengths to provide artists with subject matter, and as artists, we should go to great lengths when we reflect that nature with art."
Ian has been drawing and painting since he was a child. His art studies began when he was 12 on Catalina Island. He was very fortunate to take lessons with an extraordinary painter named Denise Burns who taught him not to see things but rather to see colors.
One aspect about painting murals Ian truly enjoys is the range of ideas and images he is commissioned to paint. Where one project is recreating Renaissance figures from 500 years ago, the next may be an undersea world of colorful marine life. People & trees, turtles & spaceships... what makes a thing a thing is what he believes makes an artist an artist; the distinct way we each observe and catch the color, render the texture, capture the likeness.
The privilege to make a living as an artist gives Ian a profound sense of fulfillment every day. The only thing he finds more gratifying than doing the artwork is witnessing the joy other people get from seeing it.
When he's not painting, Ian enjoys listening, playing and composing music; however, these days that usually means figuring out "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" on guitar to play for his two young kids. Also, in his (rare) free time, Ian can be found windsurfing at Cabrillo Beach or backpacking in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Ian lives in Lakewood with his wife and 2 children.
BA from Art Institute of Southern California (now named Laguna College of Art + Design) | fine art with emphasis on figure painting, and illustration minor
Studied under Denise Burns | painting
When Grace was 7 years old in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, she put oil paint to brush for the first time while sitting on the terrace of a well-known painter. She experienced the sensation of endless possibilities and opportunities while looking at the blank canvas in front of her and felt her young life change. From that moment, her life would be one of reflection, creation and interpretation. This creative spirit would continue to burn inside of her as she and her family moved to Central Florida and continues to this day.
Grace has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida where she developed a passion for scenic design and had the opportunity to paint with some leading artists in the industry. After college, her business and creative talents led her to work as marketing director for a wellness company where she had the opportunity to redesign the brand and its products.
Grace is honored to be part of the Hattas family and provide support to the talented, visionary artists who call Hattas home.
She is also an actor, comedian, and writer and can be seen regularly at the World-Famous Comedy Store.
She and her husband, Jason Weiss, along with their faithful dog, Atticus, head the multi-media production company, Doghouse Films.
“Ars gratia artis!” (Art for art’s sake!)
Kirk Waterman has been a muralist, decorative painter and graphic artist for nearly 30 years. For him, creating art is a passion and endless journey of learning and studying. Kirk laid his own artist path, practicing art through private lessons as a child, and various design schooling throughout the years.
Kirk graduated from Platt College in Graphic Design/Computer Graphics, in 1991. He completed a 5-year apprenticeship in 2001, with a talented European muralist. He was instructed in elaborate recreations of fresco-style murals, faux finishing and the decorative artistry of trompe l'oeil.
For his whole life, Kirk has been addicted to surfing, the beach and everything ocean. “My journey as an artist is never-ending. I consider this just the beginning of an inspiring road ahead of me. I look forward to the many new and exciting challenges I will experience in my future with the awesome Hattas Crew!
“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now." Allen Watts
Blake Whitaker spent most of his life living in Seattle, Washington. Art has always been a part of his life from a very early age such as drawing, painting and stop-motion animation .
Blake attended the University of Washington School of Art, and graduated with an interdisciplinary Visual Arts degree in 2006. While attending the UW, Blake developed a strong academic understanding of drawing and painting. He later moved to Los Angeles, in 2011, to pursue his personal art career working in animation and video. In 2014 Blake entered into a graduate program at CalArts for experimental animation, and graduated with his MFA in 2017.
When not working on professional artwork, Blake enjoys spending time in his studio in Downtown Los Angeles, working on his personal paintings and mixed media artworks.
MFA from CalArts, Los Angeles | experimental animation
BFA from University of Washington School of Art, Seattle | interdisciplinary visual art,
“My objective is to capture each client’s vision."
Jono’s canvas work is as impressive as his mural work. His pieces can be seen at Paramount Studio, The City of Temecula’s Community Services Department, corporate offices, newspapers, school gymnasiums, luxury homes and public communities, etc.
“My objective is to capture each client’s vision, and go above and beyond expectations with each project. I always give 110% in all facets of my installation, from setting up, to producing the art, and leaving everything cleaner than it was when I first arrived. My promise as an artist is to always stay true to my project’s proposal and deadlines. Every detail proposed must be completed correctly.”
After graduating Academy of Art University, Pascal has been a professional artist for over 15 years. He specializes in realistic portraiture, with strong figure drawing, environment design skills, mural production and large scale decorative painting. He is a fun-energy individual with exceptional collaborative skills. He’s a dynamic team player who consistently meets deadlines
"I love the diversity of the projects with mural painting, learning new things on each project. "
Jen is a multitalented design professional, having worked in various creative fields from New York to Los Angeles. With her solid basis in design, she has created works in scenic art, murals and 3D digital art.
Jen worked in NYC as scenic artist, painting on projects such as "You've Got Mail," "Meet Joe Black," "Serendipity," and "Spiderman."
"I learned a lot about faux finishing on these projects, and had the wonderful opportunity to work with skilled (craftspeople) with a vast range of artistic experiences."
Jen shares her creativity with her community through public projects.
She also enjoys volunteering at her kids' school, camping, cooking and exploring nature.
Michael Siegel | oil portraiture
MFA from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor | theater design
Studied under Susan Crabtree | scenic art
Michael Siegel | oil portraiture
"I think a lot of making art is about listening to yourself." -Kiki Smith
Ryan Kliebhan grew up outside of Chicago, Illinois. A creative soul, she enjoyed anything from writing, acting, and most of all visual art.
Ryan perused her passions and decided to go to Northern Illinois University for 2D art, learning everything from classical figure drawing, to modern animation techniques. She graduated in 2016 with a degree in illustration.
Ryan then took on many freelance opportunities, designing everything from t-shirts to logos for a MLG gaming team. In her free-time, she designed characters, environments, and scenarios; coupled with her love of gaming and movies, she decided she wanted to become a concept artist. She decided to move to California to peruse her career in March 2018.
What she enjoys most about being an artist is her ability to story tell without words.
When not designing, Ryan is at her desk doing personal work, cooking, or playing video games.
Hattas Public Murals provides collaborative custom murals to homes, businesses and municipalities.
TELL YOUR STORY
From your free, initial consultation to the completion of your mural, we warmly welcome your feedback.
Our murals are tailored to your space, palette, style, content and budget.
MAKE IT YOUR OWN
We can incorporate colors, styles and patterns from elements in the room. How about including a pet or loved one in the artwork!
PEACE OF MIND
Our strong code of ethics and vast experience makes Hattas Public Murals a company you can trust.
WHAT WE DO [BEST]
We offer experience, quality and a process you can trust.
With thousands of commissioned pieces under our belts, we harness our experience with every project we touch.
We use the finest quality paints and materials, guaranteeing the longest life possible for your mural.
We work closely with our clients, following our highly-acclaimed 5-rung process, ensuring a beloved outcome.
5 POINTS OF [DIFFERENCE]
We know you have a choice when it comes to hiring a muralist.
That's why we're proud of the qualities that make us stand out.
We sit with you and fully listen to your needs and vision.
Our ongoing, open communication ensures an outcome with no surprises.
A mural is a powerful communication tool. Telling your story accurately is our priority.
Because details matter when telling a story, we research for accuracy in symbolic and historic visual representations.
We take seriously the responsibility of creating artwork that reflects the voices, stories and ideas of the people and businesses the artwork represents.
OUR 5-RUNG [PROCESS]
Like any collaborative project, creating a mural that successfully fits your needs requires the following steps:
You have a vision for your mural, so it's imperative that we take the time to fully listen before we design.
We value our clients' contributions. Sharing ideas with each other produces a more accurate and beloved piece of artwork.
After researching for accuracy, we put together a conceptual rendering to show you what the finished mural will look like.
After you review the concept, we discuss revisions to ensure an impeccable design with no surprises in the final piece.
Once the sketch is approved, it's time for us to climb the ladder and paint. Your custom mural is materialized