A mural wall now welcomes passengers in Boca Raton.
The mural made its debut at the opening of the Boca Raton Brightline Train Station in December of 2022. It is easy to spot, located on the north wall connecting the station and parking garage, and welcomes visitors and residents into the city. Brightline commissioned local artist Ben Heller to create the mural. His design incorporates local and historical imagery into the painting to provide a sense of place and pride in the community.
Whether you are taking Brightline to another destination or simply walking in the area, be sure to stop by, snap a photo and tag #LoveBocaRaton on social.
Meet the Artist!
Ben drew as a child, but didn't take his talent or art seriously until he was in his early 20's. He explains, "I started drawing tattoo designs and it took my interest in art to another level. I had to pick the paintbrush back up so I could add color to the drawings and started working and experimenting with different mediums and techniques. For me, it was like an awakening, a freedom." Ben began to develop his contemporary style of art.
An energetic person who has a passion for travel, exploring and outdoors adventure, Ben regularly creates color-inspired, eclectic, upbeat paintings, which are a reflection of who he is. "The nature of my work varies and this series of paintings seemed to come about by accident, as much of my work does. I was experimenting and what transpired suited me just fine."
Here is a refreshing example of a contemporary artist who is neither a cynical or clinical artist. Ben paints and draws from his home in Boca Raton where he is inspired by a lifestyle of movement and freedom.