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Nadia Utto

I   am a sculptor with a MFA degree and am a 23 year Hobe Sound resident.

I have over 35 years experience in a wide range of academic, cultural, and business settings for both for-profit & non-profit organizations. These include performing administrative and design services in a variety of applications: fine arts / education / theater / community events / display design /one of a kinds, etc…

For the past 20 years, I have also been painting both residential & commercial murals. Throughout, I have consistently witnessed, how invigorating the arts and certainly a fresh coat of imaginative paint can be! I love the whole process, from beginning to end!

In addition to ongoing commissioned work, I am passionate about spearheading the effort to facilitate the Hobe Sound Mural Project, with the goal of

“Enhancing Hobe Sound – by creating an outdoor gallery of beautiful walls as windows into celebrating our rich history, present vitality and bright tomorrow.”

Considerable time has been dedicated to conceptualizing this idea for our local purposes and researching its success in other cities. The project is at the starting gate now and I will continue working to bring this on to fruition into the future!

A favorite completed piece is a 24’ environmental mural for the Media Center at the Hobe Sound Elementary School, sponsored by the Audubon Society. This “Florida Flora and Fauna” painting endeavor concluded in September 2008, with a presentation series to the entire student body on the themes of art and ecology. The metal-ized base -coat of the mural allows for over 200 photorealistic magnetized images to be moved by the students, along the surface depictions of the various Florida habitats studied in their Environmental Curriculum - for education & fun!

  1. -paint both small interior murals - 36”x36” & large scale exterior murals - 15’x120’

  2. -proficient at faux finish, gold & silver leaf, etc.

  3. -am comfortable with a wide range of themes and styles

- color palette tends to be more subdued for private clients / brighter for public murals

- enjoy adding 3-dimensional aspects to painted surfaces - found objects/magnets, etc.

- experienced working with youth on creative projects

- capable to be designer, solo, lead artist, & team painter

- flexible with schedule availability

Painting Styles


Trompe l’oeil