Steve Hunter rescues mural marred by two-bit tagger

Steve Hunter to the rescue!  Photo Courtesy of Hunter Creates

Steve Hunter to the rescue! Photo Courtesy of Hunter Creates

Dallas artist Steven Hunter has stepped forward to repair a Deep Ellum mural marred by graffiti.

This summer, the mural that declares “Dallas Police Welcome You” located on a large concrete pylon in the art yard beneath the freeway between Deep Ellum and downtown was tagged with graffiti. Large black streaks were painted over the face of the female police officer depicted in the mural.

Hunter, which goes by Hunter Creates online, took it upon himself to restore the mural. He painted over the graffiti on August 4.

“Remember, no matter how busy you are, if you see something wrong that you can make right, do it,” Hunter said. “Because chances are, nobody else will.”

Hunter is known for his bright colorful murals across Dallas, including his masterpiece of Stevie Ray Vaughn. His patterned mural of Vaughn is located on Main and Crowdus on the side of Stirr restaurant. Other Deep Ellum mural’s of his include the Deep Rawlins mural as well.

The DPD mural is believed to be a self portrait of the artist. It includes the quote: “This mural was painted by DPD Officer Cat Lafitte 8691 as a reminder to citizens and officers alike that we are all a community.”

 
The restored mural continues welcoming visitors to Deep Ellum.  Photo courtesy of Hunter Creates.

The restored mural continues welcoming visitors to Deep Ellum. Photo courtesy of Hunter Creates.