Crayons Gone Wild! Murals

“Lightening the physical and emotional pain of children

and families through the ART of murals.”

In 2009, I received a call to come out and give a quote on a possible mural project. From the tone of the mother's voice, I sensed it was something more than just an average request. As we soon found out, it was… The call was from the parents of a beautiful, 10-year girl, who had just recently been diagnosed with cancer.  The survival rate was very low, and the parents were devastated. They were doing all the normal treatments, but were looking into holistic treatments and remedies as well. They found out that the environment plays a vital role in recovery, so they reached out to us to help create a nurturing, peaceful environment for their daughter to heal.  After I hung up the phone, I turned to my wife, Judy, and said, "we can't charge them," and she was totally on board… we knew then that we had to help in the only way we could, and that was by creating a beautiful, calming mural for her.

So on a bright, sunny day in the Spring of 2009, we met Danielle, and this is where our journey of Painting Happiness began… We spent days in her room and had the pleasure of getting to know her and her family.

Over the years, we've watched her heal, and are thrilled to see her grow into a healthy, thriving, beautiful, young adult!


Crayons Gone Wild!  Murals

(630) 778-0929

All artwork designed and painted by Ken Markiewicz, Professional Chicago Muralist, Mural Artist

Located in Chicago’s Western Suburbs, Serving Chicago and Chicagoland Area

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Our Call to Action...

Our Journey So Far…

For almost 9 years now, we've been Paying it  Forward and Painting Happiness wherever and whenever we can, because we know that IT MATTERS!!! 

To date, we’ve completed over 100 projects — some funded, but most were not. We’ve been working with companies on projects of their choosing, including crisis centers and pediatric treatment centers. We also work with several non-profits on individual children's rooms, inner city schools and just recently, a teenage homeless shelter.

We see the difference it's making, and we're looking to expand and do even more.

Your Call To Action…

We need your help to make that happen.  We’ve created a special 501(c)3 project to accept funding to allow us to touch more lives.

It isn’t often that you get to “see” your donated dollars in action, but Painting Happiness will share that JOY with you...  Please view the links below to see our work and to donate!


And, if you have a special project that you'd like to make happen, lets chat :)

Phone:   (630) 778-0929