To create the bright, whimsical artwork that makes WalkingMan Studios a beloved NOLA business, illustrator and painter Maggie Covert LeBlanc turns to her hometown of New Orleans for inspiration. The kaleidoscope of color she finds in the city’s neighborhoods, streets, and storefronts is an endless creative resource – one that celebrates life across the whole spectrum.
Ever since she thought up the character, Maggie LeBlanc has welcomed him into her colorful, creative scenes. And the walking man has developed a life of his own, serving as a confident reminder to keep your chin up, stay the course, and believe in yourself.
She loves to see NOLA’s independent spirit in her favorite local shops, galleries, and artist collectives. It’s one of the many things that gives New Orleans its authentic character. And it’s meant to be shared, cherished, and celebrated as a uniquely NOLA treasure.
Follow your inspiration and find your own #OneTimeInNOLA story.