Local Muralist Breathes New Life into Local Communities

“I was born and raised in the Green Mountains of Vermont with two younger brothers. I started doing art at a very young age and have been encouraged throughout my life to pursue my creativity by my parents.

In 2011, I graduated from the Maine College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Painting, and decided to stay in Portland and pursue a career here. In the summer of 2018, I made the decision to leave the workforce and to create my own company, The Color Wizard.

I now work full-time as a professional Muralist. I’ve done work throughout New England, but most of my art can be found in Maine.

My work often showcases a vibrant color palette and a multitude of shadowing, highlighting effects and water droplets. Adding these artistic elements to my work helps to push the dimension and realism in my paintings, murals, and digital designs.

Every client and project is different, but I always start with consultations regarding the mural's design. Then, I execute the painting of the mural using premium spray paints and a wide variety of techniques. Throughout the year, I am privately contracted for a range of public and private interior and exterior murals of all shapes and sizes.

One of my favorite aspects of creating murals is the custom and unique nature of each new project. I really enjoy the challenges I encounter while creating new pieces of artwork. 

The opportunity to do something different every single time I work is truly an amazing feeling and something I am very fortunate to get to do everyday."

— Jared Goulette, Owner and Operator of The Color Wizard