PDMP is a public arts initiative aimed at bringing the color andvitality of large and small-scale murals to the Prescott downtown area.This is because; murals work to serve communities like Prescott in somany ways. They are attractive, interesting, positive, educational,friendly, and fun. They serve as a landmark, a site for performingarts, a marketing tool, and a generator of tourism, which leaves aresidual effect on people wherever they go.
Born in RochesterNew York(July 5th, 1970) and raised in Georgia,Chicago, and Arizona. This 25-year native of Arizona has served the arts in Prescott forseventeen years and currently directs the Prescott Downtown Mural Project, apublic arts initiative. He has placed several murals in Prescott including the Granite Creek Watershed mural, “Art For All!” Art history mural, Mile High Safe Routes to School mural, “Mural Beyond Words!” at Prescott Public Library, and the world famous "Go On Green" mural at Miller Valley School. He has worked for many non-profit groups including the PrescottArea Arts and Humanities Council, Friends of Prescott Public Library, Friends of Acker Park, Prescott Alternative Transportation, the Mad LinguistInc., Coyote Radio Theater, Living Folklore Society, and the New Orleans White Buffalo Foundation. He is prolific in mixed medias, which include calligraphy, Pen and ink, acrylic painting, and airbrush. He is inspired by community expressionthrough the arts.
Born and raised in Potsdam New York (January 30th, 1983), Margaret moved to Prescott in 2006. She is co-founder of the Prescott Downtown Mural Project and director of the Mural Mice Theater Company. She is an actor, director, and has co-produced and painted four murals in downtown Prescott. Maggie rides unicycles, climbs mountains, doodles, and loves soccer. She is a freelance artist and clown in her spare time. The spirit within the Prescott community inspires her.
Mary moved from Southern California to Prescott in 2005. As
a sculpture and mosaic artist, her work has shown in galleries, juried shows in
California, and nationally. She recently placed an 6'X12' jewel studded mosaic
called the "Heart of the Arts" in the center of the "Art For All!" mural in
downtown Prescott. She has won awards in several shows, and she has taught
classes in both mosaic and sculpture. She currently sits on the boards of the
Prescott Area Arts and Humanities Council and the Mountain Artist Guild.
Dana Cohn was born in Long Beach, California in 1966. Raised in Prescott, Arizona he attended undergraduate school at Augustana College before earning his MFA from Yale University Scool of Art in 1993. He currently lives and works in Prescott.
"Painting is a walk through a beautiful place that leads to the rewards of the journey. the holy geometry of the golden section that is in and around us all is the inspiration for my paintings."
Pamela J. Smith
A resident of the Prescott area since 2005, Pamela J. Smith's love of animals and children has fueled her imagination throughout her artistic career. She is an award winning children's furniture designer,illustrator and visionary artist.
Her art work has been shown in galleries in PA, AZ, and CA, and is currently at the Mountain Spirit Co-Op Gallery on Cortez St, Prescott.
Pamela's most recent paintings capture a radiant 'stained-glass window' effect, and she is currently creating whimsical illustrations for books and greeting cards.
Colors, patterns, and shapes in nature inspire Pamela, looking closely to see the ordinary as extraordinary.
Contact: (928) 771-2412
native of Pennsylvania, Shellie began developing her artistic skills in
childhood. A love of art, and a desire to be of service, led her to
the exploration of art as a healing modality. Earning a Masters Degree
in Counseling Psychology, with an Art Therapy Specialization, Shellie
was compelled to use the human soul as her canvas. She has worked with
a diverse population of clients, including hospice patients, the
mentally ill, homeless women, as well as individuals recovering from
currently creates personalized, pastel portraits, which assist her
clients in gaining a greater self-awareness. She also crafts whimsical
works of art, inspired by the playful nature of her own inner child.
Please support the arts by donating to the Prescott Downtown Mural Project!