The Artists

The product of a very busy mind, Janet P. Tombros’ work is ever changing in genres. She says the diversity challenges her skills and helps to keep her perspective fresh and energized. Janet’s art reflects the broad cross-cultural influence that comes from her extensive travel experiences. From the Brazilian tropics to the surrounding riches of Sicilian antiquity, Janet’s vivid color palette reflects these carefree cultures.

Janet is a certified "Master" Street Painter with the Florida Chalk Artist Association and an established acrylic artist on both canvas and murals in the Central Florida community.

Mural Artist

Born and raised in Washington, DC., her work is influenced by street and pop art. Her style has been influenced by Japanese animation and comic book art. Through illustration, painting and mixed media art, she is focused on creating bold and colorful work showcasing her relationship with Jesus, heritage and imagination.

3D Artist

Erik's passion for chalk art began more than a decade ago in the driveway of his suburban Pittsburgh home, when his then-toddler-aged daughters, Jaycie and Jenna, first asked him to draw Mickey, Cinderella, Elmo and Eeyore. Those young art directors were very demanding and wanted more and more elaborate pieces. Erik soon became known as "The Chalking Dad" among his neighbors.

Today, Erik — who in real life is a Certified Public Accountant working in corporate finance — is also a certified "master" chalk artist in the Florida Chalk Artist Association. He participates in street painting festivals around the country, where he joins other artists in creating large-scale, elaborate chalk drawings over several days. Erik especially enjoys drawing portraits of celebrities and sports heroes. Oftentimes, he teams up with Lori Hughes [ Facebook | Instagram ] on massive projects to form "The Chalk Monsters" [ Facebook | Instagram ]. 

Madeline Kasprzak, Kennebunk, ME

Madelyn is a Kennebunk native and a science teacher at the local middle school in Kennebunk. She participated in the first Chalk the Port event in 2017 at the encouragement of her boss and friend, Wendy Good - a local watercolor artist. Madelyn had recreated some of Wendy’s work on their gallery’s chalkboard sign, so the next step was to take it to a much larger scale. Madelyn participated in the two following events, each time recreating Wendy’s watercolor works depicting some of the beautiful scenes that make Kennebunkport a truly remarkable place to live.

When she’s not in the classroom, Madelyn can be found teaching yoga at The Daily Sweat, coaching basketball at the high school, or simply enjoying life around town.

Chalk Recreation: “Sherpa” by Wendy Webster Good

“Sherpa” is a beautiful representation of Kennebunkport. The local fishing and lobstering community is truly a tight-knit group of hardworking individuals, often passing on their trade through generations. The rocky coast of Maine makes way for beautiful inlets and marshes that add to the beauty of the town and community.

Bridget "BK" Lyons is a Florida Artist who focuses on colors in her paintings. That love of color has become a staple in her choices for street painting.  In just over three years, she has moved on from flat, bright images to develop her passion for colors and just how far she can push the limits.  Her style continues to evolve in street painting, by her mixed use of carefully selected reproductions and inspired original pieces.

Chelsea Ritter-Soronen is a multi-disciplinary visual artist living and working in Washington, D.C. Her mural works illustrate vibrant floral stories of human growth, often including plants with surreal and personified elements. Formally trained by scenic artists and informally trained by graffiti artists, Chelsea's murals often combine trompe l'oeil elements with modern playful twists. Her multi-faceted background in theater production and design guides her explorations in public space and its multiple perspectives and storylines. 

When not creating large scale murals, Chelsea stays busy with Chalk Riot, her pavement art business that specializes in chalked street art, interactive anamorphic photo ops, and semipermanent ground murals. She also teaches art skills to activists on the frontlines of various social justice movements. As an organizer and artist, Chelsea is committed to art being a glue that unites forces of positive social change. She recently completed a residency at the new Moonshot Studio of the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a public arts studio committed to arts accessibility and education for all.

A midwesterner at heart, Chelsea was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She then went on to live in St. Louis, Missouri and Napa, California before moving to her current home in the country’s capitol city.  She lives in Washington, DC with her partner and cat, and member of the Mt. Pleasant Artist Collective.

Craig Thomas is a freelance artist living in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. His first introduction to Street Art was from the movie Mary Poppins, in which the characters jump into a street painting. Now he is known for his fine art, murals, and chalk art, and his work has taken him throughout North America to Europe. Thomas works on commercial, public, student and private commissions and enjoys street painting as is gives him the opportunity to interact with the public, who can give him instant gratification and critiques. 

Holland Waters Winslow, Williamsburg, VA

Mural Artist

Holland is passionate about color and expresses this through her vibrant and deep hues in her artwork. She graduated from East Carolina University with numerous art awards and scholarships along the way. She lives in Williamsburg, VA where she is a full time graphic designer for the Commonwealth of VA and owns a small business "Hollandesigns," which focuses in graphic design, street painting and murals.

Holland started street painting in 2007. Since then, she has "taken to the streets" with her chalking, traveling for competitions and commissions, working in both 3D and 2d installations. Through streetpainting, she has gained friends from all over the world and coming together at events is so rewarding and life is like a box of pastels!

Local Artists

Celeste Millette

More of Celeste's work can be found on her instagram account: @c_artallways

Celeste Millette is a Maine artist from Biddeford. 

More of Abby's work can be found on her website:

Abby Montembeau is an artist living and working in New England.  She earned my Bachelor’s in Illustration from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I’m a freelance illustrator specializing in book, narrative, and sequential art. I love creating compelling narratives and characters with my work.

Leah Payne

More of Leah's work can be found at

Leah Payne is an illustrator from Maine. She received her BFA in illustration from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. My favorite things to illustrate are animals and nature, characters, and anything magical and whimsical, especially for children’s books! 

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