Pinellas Trail Mural Project

Pinellas Trail Mural Project

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Creative Pinellas and Pinellas County recently hired muralists to create four new murals along the Pinellas Trail. The project is funded by Creative Pinellas, as part of our Local Arts Agreement with Pinellas County to help in their Graffiti Abatement Program.

Murals were created on four tunnel facades on the Pinellas Trail, in Palm Harbor and in Tarpon Springs.

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The North face of the Pinellas Trail tunnel in Palm Harbor, before Yhali Ifan’s mural

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Palm Harbor

In Palm Harbor, Yhali Ilan and Taylor Smith painted murals across the tunnel entrances north of Wall Springs Park, at 3725 DeSoto Blvd, Palm Harbor FL 34683.

To find Taylor Smith’s Wetland Herons and Yhali Ilan’s Island People, park at Wall Springs Park and walk north along the Pinellas Trail.
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Yhali Ilan’s “Island People” mural 
A closer look at the detail in Yhali Ilan’s “Island People” mural

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Yhali Ilan

Ilan is a Dunedin-based visual artist whose work ranges from digital media to large scale murals.

His visual language is mostly light and illustrative and his work tends to carry a bounce and flow – along with a positive insight.

Yhali was born in Los Angeles and moved to Israel with his family at the age of 8. At the age of 18 he left to travel across Europe and the US as a wandering caricature artist. He made his home in Dunedin, where he continued to work as a caricature artist while developing his career in fine arts.

You can explore Yhali Ilan’s work at

yhalisartcave.com
Facebook: YhaliIlan
Instagram: @yhaliilan
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Taylor Smith’s “Wetlands Herons” mural 
A closer look at Taylor Smith’s “Wetlands Herons” mural

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Taylor Smith

Taylor Smith is a visual artist and muralist based in St. Petersburg, with a background in fine art, street art and art in public spaces.

She launched Dreamweaver Designs shortly after graduating with a BA in Communications and Fine Art from Georgia College and State University.

Her murals often feature realistic animal portraiture, lush flora and fauna, and bold color schemes.

Her work is primarily inspired by a connection to nature and wildlife, combining organic elements with a vibrant flare to invoke reverence for our natural world.

You can explore Taylor Smith’s work at

dreamweaverdesignsart.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/tayrdesign
Instagram: @dreamweaver.designs

 

Tarpon Springs

In Tarpon Springs, Daniel Barojas and Ricardo Delgado created murals across the tunnel entrances north of Live Oak Street Shopping Plaza, at 944 Live Oak St, under US 19 in Tarpon Springs FL 34689.

To find Daniel Barojas’s Sun Tribute and Ricardo Degado’s Birds and Flowers, there is a small parking lot at the Live Oak Street Shopping Plaza, that can be accessed from Live Oak St.

The access road on the East side of US 19 is also an option.
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“Sun Tribute,” by Daniel Barojas aka R5
The intricate patterns of R5’s mural

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Daniel Barojas – R5

Daniel Barojas, known as R5 or Rope5, was born in Mexico City and now based in St. Petersburg.

Daniel works in a range of mediums including painting, mixed media, illustration, watercolor, graphic and product design, jewelry, photography and murals.

He seeks to cultivate a visual world that is a brew of elements from traditional cultures, ancient mythologies and popular fables mixed, with urban influences.

Seeking a balance between the subject and shapes, patterns or illusions, balanced by a heavy dose of color, is Daniel’s method. He creates a deep relationship with both the process of creation and the outcome.

You can hear a conversation with Barojas and Barbara St. Clair on the Arts In podcast series here.
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You can explore Daniel Barojas’s work at

r5imaging.com
Facebook : Daniel Barojas
Instagram : @r5imaging
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Ricardo Delgado / reda3sb’s mural 
reda3sb’s “Birds and Flowers” mural in progress

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Ricardo Delgado – reda3sb

Ricardo Delgado goes by reda3sb. He is an urban artist, illustrator and designer born in Mexico. Self-taught and constantly evolving, Deglado began painting graffiti at the age of 17 for fun and as a hobby. He’s been developing his artistic style for more than a decade and refining the narrative of his images.

Currently residing in Gulfport, he intends to give life to new murals and to leave a little of himself in each work.

reda3sb was part of the SHINE Mural Festival in 2019, creating a mural at 131 22nd St. S. that celebrates the feelings we all share.

You can explore Ricardo Delgado’s work at

Instagram: @reda3sb
Facebook: Reda3sb

 

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