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 restaurant. 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 and murals!
Fitz Signs & Murals was born!