Jeanine Hattas Wilson

Newsletter: August 1 – August 14, 2018

Can you tell us a little bit about what you do?
Hattas Public Murals is a team of artists who do custom hand-painted murals and artwork for homes, businesses, and municipalities. We collaborate with each client to transform blank walls into something original that fits their needs, coordinates with their space, and makes a big impact. We work as a team to make sure the process moves smoothly from the initial consultation to the final brush stroke. It’s important to us to always be communicating with our clients to make sure their artwork is just how they imagined it … and hopefully even better!

How did you first become interested in art?
Like most of my team, I have loved drawing and painting since I was a child. I have a twin sister, and we grew up drawing together every day. My parents strongly encouraged our interest, putting us in art classes since I can remember. Their support, and having fun with my sister, lead me on this very fulfilling path, always learning and growing as a professional artist.

How do you think art can enrich a community, and what are some ways people can become engaged with art in Burbank?
When you think of a major city or an important period in history, you quickly conjure up images of that place or time’s architecture, statutes, paintings, writings, music, fashion and more. Art defines us as communities. It calls attention to our growth, passions, and skills, and lets us define what’s important to us at this moment in time.

If you could share with our community one thing about art, what would it be?
Art is a way to communicate across all cultures, languages, and time. We can look at a painting from 500 years ago and understand a story. We don’t have to speak Italian to see how powerful the Sistine Chapel is. We are captivated by the visual descriptions … the figures, colors, and movement tell us everything without speaking a word.

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