Street Paintings

For many years Jennifer has participated as an invited artist in the annual I Madonnari Street Painting Festival. Held every Memorial Day weekend at the Santa Barbara Mission, the festival benefits the Children’s Creative Project, a division of the Santa Barbara County Education Office that brings visual and performing arts programs to the schools. In 2009, she was the featured artist, and with the help of her friend Jessie Altstatt created the 12×16-foot street painting (below, left) depicting an underwater ocean scene in the Santa Barbara Channel, featured on posters, shirts, greeting cards and other merchandise sold at the festival. The 12×12 street painting on the right was created at the festival in 2017.

The street painting below (12×12′) is a reproduction of Raphael’s St. Catherine of Alexandria, created at the 2010 festival, followed by a video showing highlights of the painting process during the three-day festival.



Jennifer LeMay – 2010 I Madonnari Street Painting Festival – Santa Barbara from David L Cowan on Vimeo.

2017 Street Painting Festival

This year I did a close-up of an Anna’s hummingbird, based on a photo by my friend Wayne Kimbell. I added a cactus flower from one of my own photos. The painting was 12×12′ and you can see more photos in this blog post

The final piece on day 3 of I Madonnari

2016 Street Painting Festival

2016 was the 30th anniversary of the I Madonnari Street Painting Festival in Santa Barbara!!!

Six of us – veteran street painters and friends – worked together on a 24 x 30′ street painting featuring endangered species throughout the world. Composed of six paintings depicting species in different continents were tied together with an organic branching framework. Read more and view more pics in this blog post

Tiger in the works….day one.


The final painting of Asian endangered species – the photo has been adjusted so that the perspective is straight-on, not viewed at an angle.


Entire 24 x 36′ painting, photographed the day after the festival

2015 Street Painting Festival

The 2015 I Madonnari Street Painting Festival in Santa Barbara was fun, as always! Read more in this blog post. Here are a few photos of the painting this year, based on a photo taken at Shoreline Park of an aloe cactus plant in bloom, visited by a hummingbird.



2014 Street Painting Festival

Check out the blog section for more info about the 2014 Santa Barbara Street Painting festival – “Hummingbird and Pride of Madeira.”
(12′ x 12′) Here are a few photos:



As the Featured Artist for the 2009 I Madonnari Street Painting Festival, Jennifer painted Sea Life in the Santa Barbara Channel (16 x 12 feet, pastel on pavement) with assistance from Jessie Altstatt. The painting was printed on posters, t-shirts and greeting cards, which are sold at subsequent festivals to benefit the Children’s Creative Project.


Street paintings from previous festivals