Jesse Bell is a Darwin-born artist who grew up in Adelaide River. He has spent time living in Auckland, New Zealand where he first developed a passion for painting.
Moving back to Darwin as a young adult, he continued to develop his painting skills in the graffiti scene. He was quickly recognised for his talent in painting realism, gaining a substantial amount of commissions for his work. Specialising in animals and portraiture, he now works full-time as a street artist and signwriter.
Jesse had been involved in the Darwin Street Art festival every year, collaborating with a number of artists as well as producing spectacular works of his own.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
This mural is the 100th mural painted as part of the Darwin Street Art Festival since it's inception in 2017 and was a huge milestone.
Location of mural: Government Printing Office, Stuart Highway, Parap.