L Star Murals is run by me, Lauren McElroy, a Philadelphia area native who lives in Los Angeles, CA. I graduated from Maryland Institute, College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2000. My journey as a commercial artist began with designing in house chalkboards for Whole Foods, which led to creating hand painted signs and murals for Trader Joe’s, helping to open over 10 new stores.
In 2012 I decided to take the leap and launch my own company, L Star Murals. Since then I have been fortunate to work with many wonderful clients, designers and collaborators, and am fortunate to still work with Trader Joe's. L Star Murals specializes in creating representational, decorative and text based designs utilizing playful, contemporary ideas, dynamic layouts and deliberate color palettes.
While we mainly serve the Los Angeles area, mural projects have brought me all over Southern California and across the country for projects. Murals of ours have been shown on Sports Illustrated, Kitchen Nightmares, Hotel Hell, People Magazine, Real Sports with Bryant Gumball, Eater LA, Silverlake Blog as well as the 2017 band announcement for FYF Fest.
I truly appreciate the connections to all kinds of new people this job provides, and am always grateful to collaborate with adventurous and trusting partners. Aside from painting murals, I like to spend time hiking, gardening, dancing, creating fine art, exploring, and hanging with friends & family.