Katherine “Kitty” Moon Emery was known for breaking barriers in politics, diversity, business, and civic leadership. Her spirit, friendship to all, dedication, and commitment paved the way for Nashville to become the city it is today. Kitty was a beacon of light and energy to all around her.
“ I believe that murals are a way to connect people and communities and that they can completely change someone’s day by either a message or represent something powerful. Right now it’s kind of like a modern day renaissance and I love being apart of such a larger than life movement.”
Tarabella is a mural artist based in Nashville, TN. She started painting at a young age and over the years her style and skill set continued to evolve along with the size of her art. Whether it’s one of her unique freehand designs or a collaboration her signature work pops on any wall she touches. Tarabella’s mural career started in early 2018 at Walden Bar in East Nashville. With a popular response, her work has been requested from local restaurants, and breweries, to residential areas and a large variety of establishments all over the south looking to make a beautiful statement. Her work is sprinkled all over this city but she hopes to make her mark all over the world.
“I love being able to create and transform large spaces to bring interaction and community together through art.”
Originally from Los Angeles, Nathan relocated to Nashville when he was 11 years old and endured a major culture shock. Embracing the transition between cities by skateboarding, painting graffiti and exploring new territories via skating as a sponsored AM. In the late 90’s he drew artistic inspiration from traveling, painting graffiti, gradient color palettes in nature, city life and structural lines in architecture, which he eventually transitioned into the studio and on buildings across the U.S. and Europe. Having now produced over 70 large scale murals for brands such as Red Bull,Wrangler, Patagonia, Top Golf, WeWork, Google, Spotify and more, Nathan is focused on working with brands to bring beautification projects and art programs in communities that need it the most. He primarily paints large scale public art on the the streets, as well as indoor private commissions and is currently based in Nashville, TN.
Louisiana native Jennifer Gibbs was born with the need for artistic expression running through her veins. As the youngest of six children, Jennifer cultivated her own style of storytelling through art. Vivid memories of painting with her own artist mother shape the artwork Jennifer creates today. Jennifer draws inspiration from nature, emotion and meditation. Jennifer is based in Nashville, but you will find her work throughout the Southeast in prestigious galleries and commercial and residential spaces!
Karla cultivated her love for working with copper over the past 10 years. She developed art pieces out of aged copper in the shape of guitars, banjos, and music notes, which was right up Nashville’s alley. Her copper guitars and banjos were first shown and sold at the Harpeth Art Gallery and became wildly popular with gallery goers. Even the governor’s wife, a patron of the gallery, became a fan of the guitars and asked Karla to create custom ornaments for their Christmas tree at the Governor’s Mansion. Paul LeQuire & Co. in Green Hills began carrying Karla’s copper art. As her work developed, her copper became more about the patina colors she achieved and less about the shapes. Through gallery exposure, Karla began getting requests for custom pieces. She’s always up for the challenge to produce something beautiful and unexpected! And she gets a little help from her poodle sidekick, Maverick.
Emily began her career in fashion when she opened a fashion-forward bridal and formal wear boutique in Chattanooga. Winning countless accolades as the shop of choice for events, Emily honed her skills styling for everyone from musical artists, to brands, to magazines. Her career in fashion even led her to the TV and radio as Style Watch Reporter.
Emily joined the Effortless Style team in May 2016 and has been styling Nashville since. For clients wanting to create standout looks that get noticed, Emily’s your stylist. It doesn’t matter the person, the job, the body type, or the budget, Emily can put together the look that will make an image.