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Dylan Kennedy Murals
Murals by Dylan Kennedy Murals at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fort Worth Historic Stockyards, Fort Worth - Spirit of the Stockyards Mural

Spirit of the Stockyards Mural


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A mural depicting the spirit of the Fort Worth Stockyards. When tasked with designing the mural, I was given a clear theme: "The Return." The committee wanted the scene to depict the weary hero’s return from weeks of riding, making his final stop at the Fort Worth hub.

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Meet the Creator
Every wall I see is a potential canvas.

While classically trained, I learned to draw at an early age, filling entire notebooks and sketchpads with imaginative drawings. My interest for creating mural paintings was born from my travels to Italy and Brazil, where frescos and street paintings were around every meandering footpath. My first mural was commissioned while studying fine art at Texas Tech University in 2009, and since then I knew that painting walls was what I wanted to do.

When I moved to the DFW from West Texas 7 years ago, I had big dreams and no road map. I decided that moving to the metroplex was the right move. I saw the opportunity to leap into a bigger sandbox and really make an impact with my art, and so far that decision has been fruitful.

Since then I've painted murals throughout the area, from kids' rooms and commercial lettering signs to full-scale custom artworks. I've also had fun creating live / body paintings for events. And along the way I've worked with many fellow creatives, builders, placemakers and homeowners who wish to fill the world with color.