Best Artist 2017

Reader Pick

Melissa Kohout

Using pencil, colored pencil and oil, Melissa Kohout specializes in realistic animal portraits that have made the collections of celebrities like John Cleese and Joan Rivers.

Staff Pick

Katie Murray

Katie Murray is making Fort Worth funkier, prettier and a lot more interesting with murals popping up all over town. She partnered with M2G Venture last year to create a series of “Dream On” murals that are now complete on buildings on Camp Bowie, Magnolia Avenue and Carroll Street. She’s also the brains and the brush behind the mural on the cover of this issue. That mural, on the back of the Cowtown Marathon offices, was the first to go up in Inspiration Alley. It’s now surrounded by various other murals, all commissioned by Murray and painted by Fort Worth artists.