Local artist converts passion into business; creates custom murals for commercial and residential spaces

March 29, 2022 | 12:08 am

Updated March 28, 2022 | 10:25 pm

Jayrolyn Oliver has always had a passion for art, diving at a young age into projects that spanned the surfaces of fences, walls, and sidewalks alike. She’s converted her “outside-the-box” way of thinking and artistic ability into a business – Custom Murals & Artwork by Jayrolyn Oliver. 

Oliver offers custom graphic design, digital artwork, and hand-painted murals designed to fit any color scheme, size, and style for commercial or residential spaces. She also specializes in logo designs and other innovative ways to market and promote one’s business. 

“I am an artist by trade, and I’m starting to expand my portfolio and translate into marketing material for businesses,” Oliver said. “I want to create something desirable for their business and help them find innovative ways to showcase art.”

Oliver recently painted a mural across sound panels for a local business – a new and innovative concept. Her wife Jess is a professional videographer and video editor and captures the many layers and processes of each project and converts them into a promotional video, which Oliver showcases on her Facebook Page. 

Oliver is directing all business traffic to her Facebook Page, which has grown significantly in just one week. 

She said large-scale projects have always enticed her and that it wasn’t until the onset of COVID-19 that she began to change her way of thinking. Oliver is also a dance choreographer, and restrictions imposed by the pandemic forced her to shift her creative mindset from performing arts back to visual arts. 

“The pandemic changed my life, as I’m sure it did for many others. I took that time to reflect on what I wanted out of life,” Oliver said. “I’ve created dance pieces for the majority of my adult life, but I was unable to be with my dance students during the shutdown. I reverted to painting, crafting day-to-day projects, developing my skills, and venturing into digital art and other mediums.”

The Owensboro native knew at that point that she wanted to share her talents and make a difference with them. She said she’s grateful to have the support of the Owensboro community.

“The community has been very supportive so far. It’s been awesome to start something new and experience so much support early on,” Oliver said. 

Oliver added that she was reluctant to venture into art as a career because others would tell her it’s not a marketable skill, but said the community’s support is helping her prove those people wrong. 

“I’m excited to partner with businesses and use my fresh outlook to create functional pieces for them that are interactive and enjoyable to view,” she said. “I’m looking forward to working with the community to create opportunities for myself and others.”

March 29, 2022 | 12:08 am

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