Interactive Murals
Outdoor Murals
Canvas Overlay Murals
Art Licensing
Commissioned Paintings
Logo Wall Transfers
Home Goods
Oil & Acrylic Paintings



“Pulling paint around on a canvas to create imagery that ignites senses provides me with an indescribable sense of satisfaction.” — GW



Why Gretchen Paints

Gretchen Weidner is muralist, commissioned painter, and licensed artist in Southern California. Landing in San Diego in 2014, she has made the city her canvas, painting her art on the walls of public and private businesses. She enjoys the entire process, from the planning and research to the sketching and painting. She has worked with small and large business owners, private clients and firms, to design and create memorable and inspiring murals. Gretchen also creates her personal series and collections, which often play off stereotypical gender roles. Gretchen’s inspiration comes from her encounters and experiences with life. All her series and collections are available for purchase on prints, apparel and home goods, as well as the original paintings if available.

“Gretchen does fabulous work. I am a commercial interior designer and we contracted Gretchen to paint the elevator lobby for a tech company. We told her our design concept and the space that included painting on the floor and ceiling. Gretchen came up with two concepts for the client. The mural is BEAUTIFUL and the perfect statement for the project. She was easy to work with and would gladly work with her on a future project.Highly Recommend.” -NancyK.

Read the rest of her story

I am a muralistI am a painterI am an educator

—Gretchen Weidner —


Gretchen’s Talents

Gretchen’s mastery of painting, colors and composition allows her to skillfully layer paint to create depth and vivid imagery. She is versatile with her painting and offers murals, commissioned pieces, live painting and reprints on textile and home goods for her clients, from businesses to private clients and collectors.


Private & Public

Commisioned Works

Portraits, Abstracts, Pets, Gifts

Art Licensing

Brand, Textile, Print

Series & Collections

Prints, Textile & Apparel


Gretchen’s Artwork

It is nearly impossible to find Gretchen without a paintbrush or a notebook in her hand. Her love and talent for painting blossomed while she was pursuing her B.A. in fine arts. Since then, her passion has only grew stronger, from murals to commissioned pieces, Gretchen uses painting to interact with the world.

Client Process

Working with Gretchen

“Gretchen is beyond amazingly talented! The mural she installed at our new Bankers Hill Real Estate office is so much more than we expected–she was a delight to collaborate with on this very special project. Everyone that hs come int our office has commented on this beautiful work of art. Do not hesitate forgone minute when considering Gretchen for your next project! She WILL deliver!” -Jeff Davidson President and Hanging Broker Compass Real Estate

What an amazing artist. She transformed an ordinary office space into a Pediatric wonderland that kids marvel at daily. Tank you Gretchen for taking this monumental projects and executing it with professionalism and grace, staying on schedule and on budget despite working with a difficult customer. Gretchen is not only a gifted artist but also an outstanding business woman who is easy to work with despite being a creative, awe-inspiring artist. -Southtowns Pediatrics


You and Gretchen will meet, either over the phone or in person, to start discussing your project needs. During the consultation, be prepared to elaborate on your vision for your painting or mural—colors, images, specific pictures, location and overall feeling you want to convey.


After your vision and needs are defined, Gretchen will begin conceptualizing, conducting research and exploring different options and layouts. Unless you have a predetermined image, she will sketch concepts to present to you.


Gretchen will provide you with general sketches of how she envisions your piece. In addition, you will receive a project proposal that lays out your needs and goals for the piece. From here, you will provide feedback on the sketches and Gretchen will re-work it until you are happy with the final plan.


After you approve the sketch, Gretchen will draw up a quote. During this time, fifty percent of the total cost is required and the remaining balance is due upon completion.

View her services

If you are ready to get started and would like to start making your vision come to life, complete and submit the contact form at the bottom of the page.

For The Kids

Gretchen paints to improve opportunities for our future generations.

“Chasing your dreams is one of the most important things that can be taught to our children—and as an educator, I thrive to do just that.” — GW

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Upcoming Events

Gretchen Art Show + Festival Line up 2020

Solo Show: Culture Brewery Huntington Beach,CA May 8th

Solo Show: Ashkar’s Juice Bar May 15th Buffalo

Festival: Art Walk San Diego June 5-6

Festival: Allentown Art Festival June 13 + 14th Buffalo

Festival: Elmwood Art Festival August 29-20 Buffalo

Festival: Art Walk Carlsbad, CA September 26-27

Ramona Holiday Art Festival: November San Diego, CA

Solo Show: Puasa Art House November 2020 Buffalo, NY

By the Numbers

Some of Gretchen’s Stats

Commissioned Pieces
Softball Homeruns

Stats will always matter to a college athlete.


Say hi

Tel: (716) 982-3083

1202 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, California 92101