2020 Featured ViBe Mural Festival Artists

Get to know this year’s featured artists!


Mural for Bad Ass Coffee

Since taking part in the 2018 ViBe Mural Festival, Caesar has become a frequent visitor of the Tidewater area, staying busy painting signs and mural of every shape and size. His unique blend of graffiti, house painting, sign painting and oil painting continues to grow throughout the course of his career; creating a body of work that is rich in experience and accomplishment. Caesar continues to lead a team at 1500 Studios, recently complete more than 20 topographic murals for Microsoft, spanning 3 floors at their new office complex located in Reston, Virginia.


Mural for Croc’s 19th Street Bistro on 19th Street

Brianna Cole of Chesapeake is an artist who loves creating conceptual and creative work in a variety of mediums and platforms. Her love for the arts started at a young age, as she drew, sang and learned over thirteen instruments. As she matured she shifted into photography and graphic design where she truly found her passion. With two degrees down and one to go, Brianna hopes to spread her love and passion for creative careers to the next generation as a professor.


Mural for The Pink Dinghy on 19th Street

Marleigh Culver is a New York-based artist inspired by Color Field Painting and Post-Painterly Abstraction as well as Creative Director across different brands. Her art and design background leads her to collaborate and work with brands and companies of all sizes through design, marketing and art direction. Marleigh’s main motive is to attribute and capture beauty and meaning through different mediums.


Mural for Visit Virginia Beach at Wareing’s Gym

Igor is a Virginia Beach artist with an artist studio located in The Alley on 19th Street in the ViBe Creative District. He is a skilled, professional hand painter with experience restoring antique collectibles, pinstriping cars or motorcycles and painting custom onsite wall or window signage for dozens of local businesses.


Mural for 17th Street Shops on 17th Street

Eli McMullen is a multidisciplinary artist from Richmond, Virginia. He received a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015. Soon after, he co-founded Endeavor Studios, an artist-run studio space in the heart of the arts district in Richmond that held monthly First Friday art exhibitions and music performances to the public. Being involved in a grassroots project like Endeavor has taught Eli the power of collaboration and that working with your community will guide you to exciting new destinations. Eli’s own artistic influences stem from the landscapes and architecture that surround him. He aims to convey the emotion of an experienced moment by fusing realistic scenery with abstract shapes, colors and structures in his paintings. Drawn by environments of heightened atmospheric ambience, boosted chroma, and hazy light and shadow, Eli revisits these ephemeral moments, attempting to create a surreal perspective of the world and the visual auras of the objects and people that exist within it. leads her to collaborate and work with brands and companies of all sizes through design, marketing and art direction.


Mural for Beach Bully BBQ on 19th Street

Through his work, Carl Floyd Medley III attempts to confront his surroundings the only way he knows how; with humor. As a child of the 80s, Carl (b. 1981) grew up with a healthy mix of Choose Your Own Adventure books, cartoon merchandising and a family whose method for dealing with life’s trials and tribulations was centered around jokes. He now uses his foundation in realism to turn cultural references on their heads and create narratives ranging from absurd to heartfelt. By employing various techniques and mediums, Carl continues his journey to create encompassing experiences and ignite dialogues that lead the viewers to question, understand and even laugh at themselves and the world they live in.


Mural for Superior Pawn on 17th Street

Troy Summerell, aka OnieTonie™, is an International, Virginia Beach-based artist who strives to positively impact the community with happy, playful designs that feature bold colors and crisp black lines. Inspired by the ocean and surf culture, OnieTonie™ has hand-painted a number of large scale, exterior murals throughout Hampton Roads including the ViBe Creative District. His artwork can also be found in CHKD’s Health Center at Landstown as well as decorating CHKD’s Transport Ambulances, bringing smiles to young patients who need positive imagery during uncertain and challenging times.


Mural for MMM Good Studio on 17th Street

Ruby is a 17 year old senior at Grassfield High School! Born and raised in Chesapeake, Virginia! Ruby has been a lover of art for as long as she can remember. Growing up very shy, art has always been a way for Ruby to express herself and serve others. She plans to become an Art History Professor to share her love for the history and beauty of art. Through Ruby’s art career she has painted many murals across the 757 area. Most of which are in several Chesapeake Schools! Ruby has also worked with the Chesapeake Police Department on a Remembrance Project for fallen officers. Some of her other art projects include, custom painted clothes, tattoo sketches, room/school/business murals, basketball backboards, and she also does hand thrown pottery!


Mural for Anchor Realty on 21st Street

Steve Swartz is a Virginia Beach local and the artist behind Yellow Door Studios. Yellow Door’s slogan is radical designs for sensible people, and vice versa. Examples of murals , band/ skate graphics, and amusing musings can been seen on Steve’s Instagram.


Mural for Best Value Hardware on 17th Street

Brothers with unique artistic styles and abilities, Todd and Eric Lindbergh are a force in the mural industry. With over twenty years experience conceiving, designing, and executing over one thousand murals, they continue to surprise their clients with exciting and innovative ideas. Creating murals for both public and private enterprises, Todd and Eric pride themselves most on their tribute murals painted for the military, police, and firefighters.


Mural for the Public Pop-Up at Virginia MOCA

“You sense what people call passion” when you are around Clayton Singleton. This Virginia resident’s blend of verbal and visual art inspires, motivates and educates. He holds a BA in art from Virginia Wesleyan University and an M.Ed. from Regent University. In addition to once being a member of the Hampton Roads National Poetry Slam Team, he has been noted in many publications ranging from The Virginian Pilot to Time magazine. Clayton has won teacher of the year four times: once at the elementary and middle school levels, and twice at high school levels. Clayton has presented nationwide at conferences and symposiums and served as keynote speaker for several organizations such as Norfolk Public Schools and the Panasonic Foundation. Recently, Clayton has lent his voice talents for promotional packages to agencies such as Sigmon/ Taylor Photography. He has painted public murals, won numerous awards, and produced several solo and group shows.


Mural for the Public Pop-Up at Virginia MOCA

Josh is a self-taught artist who enjoys graphic design, paintings, murals, and chalk art. The Frederick, Maryland native has called Virginia Beach home for the past 15 years. As the creative director for J&A Racing, Josh’s designs can be found on everything from apparel to race medals to signage. Outside of his professional designs, Josh’s past works include murals at Aloha Snacks, Studio Bamboo, and the Shamrock Marathon Weekend; a digital piece as part of the ViBe District’s utility box art project; and a chalk mural in the 18th Street parklet. When he is not creating art, Josh – who is a cancer survivor – enjoys good beer, good coffee, and spending time with his wife Shannon and his beloved English Bulldog, Miss Mable.