Since 2010 I have painted over 100 murals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area: in San Francisco, Belmont, Redwood City, Atherton, Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Cupertino, and San Jose. And also in France! I am inspired by the short novella from Jean Giono: "the man who planted trees". Giono describes a man who planted one tree at a time in a deserted area. Soon enough a beautiful forest grew and life returned.
Do you want to make your school, your office, or your home a more welcoming and joyful place? Contact me to help you pick the right location and design. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Flo de Bretagne, an accomplished muralist
Flo has painted more than 100 murals, mostly at schools, but also at offices, private homes and even at a French castle.
From Oak Knoll School in Menlo Park, Cesar Chavez in East Palo Alto, to a French private castle in the countryside, Flo didn't spare any energy to paint numerous murals and bring joy with her bright colors!
The Man who Planted Trees
"A few years ago I was deeply moved by the short novel "the Man who Planted Trees" by Jean Giono. It's the story of a man who planted one seed a day and soon a big lush forest had grown in what used to be a deserted area. Life, employment and families with kids were back. That story taught me how one can impact the world around him just by doing a simple thing every day with constance and determination. I decided to do the same with murals at local schools where the dull walls sometimes looked like prisons and were intimidating to new students. What could be better than uplifting colors to brighten up the days of the teachers and the students alike? I found that transforming the school walls into a work of art with vibrant colors and messages of hope or core values was extremely rewarding. To have a direct impact makes me happy. While painting on a project I see the students' excitement. I also hear many testimonies from people whose life has been profoundly impacted by the new murals. It takes only a few days or weeks to complete a mural. However most of the time the school comes back to me and asks for more murals. That's how I almost always end up painting many murals at one school or office."
Can kids/students be part of a project? And even adults from a corporate team?
"In the summer of 2019 I was commissioned to paint a mural at a French castle. I loved the idea of bringing a modern touch to an antique building! A group of kids were part of the project. Each one of them designed a butterfly that was transferred onto to the wall. There are many ways I can have some kids be part of a project. They can be part of the design and propose some sketches. Or they can help me paint the first steps: background and first coat of the design. I also have corporate teams who come and join me for a fun team building event. These mural projects are always a great way to build community on many levels! And that's why I LOVE doing those!!!!!" - Flo
Flo de bretagne has been painting murals for the past 12 years, mostly in the Bay Area, once in the French countryside and she would be more than happy to travel to paint a mural at your office, at your private home, or even at your castle!