Artist: Hoxxoh, Photo: by Edel Mohr

Erik Jones

About Erik Jones

Based out of: New York
A St. Petersburg native and Ringling College of Art and Design graduate, who now lives and works in New York City, Erik Jones is a contemporary painter and illustrator that has graced the cover of magazines like Hi-Fructose and has sold out art shows across the country. This is Jones’ first large-scale mural.

About the Mural

This mural by Erik Jones is one of three on this small building at 2260 1st Avenue South. It’s on the east side of the building, facing the parking lot and partly shaded by a large oak tree.

This mural stands out boldly, with a bright red base and bright blue, black and light green abstract shapes spreading 60 feet across and 14 feet high.

Wide gold curves arcing across the wall form half-completed circles that are painted to look as if they’re three-dimensional windows in the wall. Two circles frame huge and realistic women’s faces that are partially obscured by abstract shapes and colors.

On the left, a pale woman’s face, with dark, exotic eyes stares directly at you. Her expression is calm, and a little mysterious. Lines of blue and brown and green and shapes of pink and white cover her hair. While stripes of red, blue, green and gold dangle from her lower lip and down her neck. A bright blue dot is painted on her forehead, like a religious symbol.

On the far right, an African American woman’s face is partly covered by color. One half-closed eye gazes at you, curious. Her lips are parted, as if she’s about to speak. Her other eye is hidden behind a dark pink shape. A curve of light blue hides her hair. Clustered stripes of blue, green, purple and pale pink drip down to cover her cheek, heading toward rich orange and dark blue horizontal bands below her chin.

Three other golden arcs are filled with abstract shapes, views into a geometric city, with a night sky on the horizon in shades of smoky blue.

The abstract colors are bold and bright. The faces are ethereal and realistic. A thin white freeform line swoops around the faces and darts across the colors like a doodle.

A native of St. Petersburg and graduate of the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School, Erik Jones now lives and works in New York City. His paintings and illustrations have graced magazine covers, and he’s sold out art shows around the country.

This is his first mural. Erik’s style involves homemade inks and washes, and painting techniques he invented himself, so transferring those processes to a large-scale wall required the assistance of St. Petersburg’s Vitale Brothers mural painting team. The women’s faces were air-brushed and the colorful background was painted with brush and roller.

Artist Jones2023

Rhys Meatyard2023

Greater Public Studio2023

Andrea Wan2023

The Happy Mural Project2023

Kelly Quinn2023

Bunnie Reiss2023


Chris Dyer2023

Max Sansing2023

Dave Bonzai2023


Michael Vasquez2023

Chenlin Cai / 蔡陈林2023

Loretta Lizzio2023

Sarah Sheppard2023

Bryan Beyung & James Lee Chiahan2023

Hannah Eddy2023

James Bullough2022


Ben Johnston2022


Marina Capdevila2022


Reginald O'Neal 2022

Van Der Luc2022

Jeff Williams2022

Dream Weaver2022

Sydney Prusso2022

Ashley Cantero2022

Egypt Hagan2022



Nneka Jones2022

Amy Ilic-Volpe2022

Jason Harvin2022

Vitale Bros2022

Chad Mize2022

The Happy Mural Project2022

Greg Mike2021

Mwanel Pierre-Louis2021

Jenipher Chandley2021

Case Maclaim2021

Jared Wright2021

Bakpak Durden2021

Nicole Salgar2021

Ricky Watts2021


Woes Martin2021

Jason Harvin2021

Miss Crit2021

Michael Fatutoa2021

Emily Ding2021

Reid Jenkins2021

Aurailieus Artist2021


Leo Gomez2021

Ya La'Ford2021


Chad Mize 2021

Brain Storm2020

Brian Butler2020

Lili Yuan2020

Happy Mural Project2020


Tatiana Suarez2020

Elle LeBlanc2020

Mason Schwacke2020

Alex Yanes2020

Kenny Coil and Marc Berenguer2020

Nneka Jones and Bianca Burrows2020


Cecilia Lueza2019

George Rose2019

Morning Breath2019

Vitale Brothers2019

Cory Robinson-CLEAN Campaign2019


Taylor White2019


Princess Smith2019

Brian McAlister, Gibbs High Mural Club and Boys & Girls Club Members2019

JR-Inside Out2019

Paola Delfin2019

Jimmy Breen and Anthony Freese2019

Drew Merritt2019

Low Bros2019

Jay Hoff2019

Taj Tenfold2019

Leo Gomez2019


Blaine Fontana and Plastic Birdie2019

David Charlton2019

Todd Frain and Creative Clay2019

Haider Ali2018

Ya La Ford2018

Gibbs Rounsavall2018

Angela Faustina2018

Bekky Beukes2018

LOOK The Weird2018


Melanie Posner2018


J and S Signs2018

Sarah Page2018

Nomad Clan2018


Cecilia Lueza2018

Matt Kress2018

Michael Vahl2018

Noirs One2018


Justin Wagher2018


Matthew Hoffman2018


Joram Roukes2017

Jose Mertz2017

Stephen Palladino2017

Yok and Shero2017

Herbert Scott Davis2017


Lauren YS2017

Mikael B2017

ZuluPainter and Thirst2017

Axel Void and L.E.O.2017

Suarez Art2017


Daniel "R5" Barojas2017

Sam Yong2017

Ali Vasquez and Todd Frain2016

Angela Delaplane2016


Arlin Graff2016

Pep Rally Inc.-The CLEAN Campaign2016

Daniel Mrgan2016

Pixel Pancho2016

Michael Reeder2016

Alex Pardee2016

Cecilia Lueza2016





Dasic Fernandez2016


Mark Gmehling2016

Ya La Ford2016

Ink Werkz Crew2016

Andrew Spear2015

Chad Mize, James Oleson and Pinellas County Center for the Arts2015

Erik Jones2015



Michael Vasquez2015

Shark Toof2015

Morning Breath2015

Ricky Watts2015


Carrie Jadus2015


Greg Mike2015

Tes One and Palehorse2015


Ya La Ford2015

Carrie Jadus2015

Vitale Brothers2015

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