Native Artist Turns Childhood Ardour Into Full Time Mural Enterprise | Human Curiosity
Chauvin artist Kassie Voisin is something however the stereotypical ‘ravenous artist,’ having discovered a approach to flip her pure expertise right into a profitable enterprise portray murals and window shows for Lafourche and Terrebonne Parish space companies.
Voisin, 29, started portray at an early age, a few of her first mural tasks being the partitions of her personal bed room as a toddler.
“I’d all the time paint my partitions; the partitions in my childhood bed room most likely have six inches of paint layers from all the apply after I was a child,” she chuckled.
Her lifelong love of artwork finally led her to start out her personal mural portray enterprise in her early 20s. Voisin’s enterprise grew organically over time, beginning first with youngsters’s murals, residential houses, canvas artwork and associated jobs – any form of venture to get her title out within the public. She then obtained the journey bug and started in search of tasks everywhere in the United States in bigger cities like Los Angeles.
“For 5 years, I traveled everywhere in the nation,” Voisin mentioned. “I traveled to color hospitals and pressing care clinics, eating places.”
Voisin says after touring a number of years together with her mural portray enterprise, she later discovered herself again in Terrebonne Parish and the bayou area, the place the demand for her mural portray providers continued to develop.
“I’m a neighborhood gal now; I’m actually strictly in Houma and Thibodaux, portray the cities,” Voisin mentioned.
Voisin now takes on virtually completely company work and has quite a few company contracts with varied companies and organizations that hold her busy year-round. Her work is especially noticeable within the downtown Houma space, the place she paints a number of window murals seasonally as the vacations change. Voisin says her work by no means will get stale, as prospects’ tastes and requests change yr to yr.
Whereas the aftermath of Hurricane Ida continued to influence many space companies negatively final yr, Voisin says she was lucky to have loved a gradual circulation of labor.
“After the storm, there have been quite a lot of mural repairs, so I didn’t actually see a break that a lot in enterprise,” she mentioned.
Many industrial prospects contacted her for touch-ups or main repairs to their storm-damaged murals, or in some circumstances she wanted to fully substitute prior mural work in areas the place her artwork had been destroyed as a consequence of mildew, water or wind harm.
In explaining her mural type, the native artist mentioned that whereas some purchasers choose extra of a muted tone, her type tends to lean in direction of creating murals with extra upbeat colour palette decisions.
“I’ve all the time gravitated in direction of the actually brilliant colours, as a result of for me – portray in our communities exterior – you need it to attract folks’s consideration,” Voisin mentioned. “I attempt to use brilliant colours to make issues pop off the wall and actually catch folks’s eye as they’re passing by.”
A lot of her industrial murals depict what she describes as a New Orleans-style avenue artwork look.
The artist has captured consideration on-line by posting fascinating time lapse movies of her mural tasks. Though every project might take a number of days to finish, her time lapse movies are sometimes lower than 60 seconds lengthy, sped as much as present her artwork shortly take form.
Every video begins with a clean window or wall canvas, adopted by the artist sketching in her design, then later portray in her closing mural scheme little by little. By the top of every video, Voisin has introduced her work to a satisfying conclusion, finishing her mural with clear themes, tight traces, and exquisite, well-matched hues of colour.
Certainly one of Voisin’s most spectacular latest time lapse movies on-line is her mural venture accomplished at Massive Mike’s BBQ Smokehouse on Laura Drive in Thibodaux, that includes a big out of doors mural with brewhouse themes sewn into the design. Voisin mentioned the house owners Mike and Judith Lewis got here up with general concept to include greenery and craft beer parts into the mural.
“[Judith Lewis] had the concept for the colour scheme, after which she requested for a brewery vibe – the intense colours and the hops, and the emphasis on the craft beer, as a result of they promote [craft beer] at that location,” Voisin mentioned.
Voisin and Massive Mike’s BBQ now have plans to increase the identical design and mural theme onto different elements of the constructing, together with inside close to the bar space and on the surface of the constructing dealing with the close by street.
To be taught extra about artist Kassie Voisin and her mural enterprise, or to see a few of her mural portray time lapse movies, go to her Fb web page ‘Murals by Kassie Voisin.’