about the artist
Hi, my name is Shawn Fitzwater, the artist behind Fitz Hand Painted Signs.
Growing up I always enjoyed drawing and sketching. I would draw anything from cartoon characters to design layouts for my dream home. These self-taught skills from a very early age have molded me into the artist that I am today. Never could I have imagined that I would be making a living through art!
In early 2018, I decided that I wanted to try and paint a mural on my children's bedroom wall. This was the first time attempting something at this scale and I also had very little experience using a paintbrush! Painting was a whole new world to me as I had always been a pad and pencil kind of guy. I also thought that this would be fun to do as a business, painting kids walls and nurseries because I enjoyed painting colorful characters.
I posted a short progression video of the mural on social media and it caught the attention of a local business owner that was in need of signage for their new restaraunt. So I painted a couple of signs for them, then a couple of signs for another business, then another, and another....I was keeping so busy that I decided to make things official and create a business painting signs!
I still get to paint murals as well and love being able to create outside of the box. I've fallen in love working with businesses to bring their creations to life or painting a sign their team can be proud of!