Spruce up your interior decoration + support local artists in Birmingham

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These concert prints by Ann Sydney Williamson would be perfect for any home. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Everyone has a little interior decorator in them—you just need the right tools! Birmingham is home to some amazing artists, and their art can be just the piece that ties your room together. Learn more.

Why Support Local Artists?

Whether you’re moving into a new place and need to add some color to your walls, or you want to shake things up in your current home, new art is a fantastic way to make your house feel like a home.

Although it can be tempting to swing by a local department store, the art they have for sale is always mass-produced. If you want something unique + beautiful, do a little research and find a local artist whom you connect with.

Here, we’ll make it easy for you—here are some local artists to check out!

Check out These 6 Local Artists

Chip Hudson


View his work: Website | Facebook | Instagram

Chip Hudson is a local artist who has presented at the Bham Art CrawlStudio 2500, and was recently selected to display his art in a Chicago Emerging Artists exhibit. You can check out + buy his art on his website—in addition, he has begun to sell custom-printed facemasks, so you can be safe in style!

Shawn Fitzwater


View his work: Website | Facebook | Instagram

You may know Shawn Fitzwater from his murals across town or his restorations of Birmingham’s ghost signs. In addition to painting heartwarming signs for Birmingham businesses, he offers residential murals for homeowners!

Amanda Blake

View her work: Facebook | Instagram

Amanda Blake is a local painter—her commissioned works are often acrylic portraits of people and animals. Her use of vibrant colors is sure to bring life to your living room!

Willie Williams, Jr.

Willie Williams, Jr. outside of Studio 2500. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

View his work: Website | Facebook | Instagram

Four years ago, Willie Williams, Jr. and his father opened their own gallery, Studio 2500, in a warehouse in North Birmingham. In addition to Willie’s own metalwork, the studio features art from Birmingham’s upcoming artists. Now, Willie is adapting to social distancing by setting up a virtual exhibit, featuring art at Studio 2500. Learn more here.

John Lytle Wilson

“Occasionally, an artist will paint something, but neglect to include monkeys and/or robots. When I can, I fix that.” Photo via John Lytle Wilson

View his work: Website | Facebook | Instagram

If you’ve ever been on Morris Ave., it’s pretty much impossible to miss John Lytle Wilson’s gigantic robot mural. John’s work includes both original and “corrected” paintings, in which he adds his signature robots and/or monkeys to another artist’s work. You can decorate your own pad with his unique work—check out his website!

Ann Sydney Williamson

Ann Sydney Williamson with her prints on display at Magic City Dentistry. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

View her workWebsite | Facebook | Instagram

Ann Sydney Williamson is a local photographer with a knack for capturing captivating moments of concerts in Birmingham. Since her husband, Blake, is the drummer for Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, she often has access to one-of-a-kind angles of the bands!

Who is your favorite local artist? Who did we leave out? Tag us @bhamnow and let us know!

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Nathan Watson
Tennessee native who fell in love with Birmingham during college. Graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2019. Passionate about Birmingham and its continued growth.
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