FreeSky Studios is a Springfield, IL based professional mural painting and sign painting business founded by lead artist and business owner, Troy Freeman to provide commercial and residential clients with a professional source for quality, creative work. With over 20 years of mural painting experience, we focus on delivering quality service marked with exceptional talent and professionalism in every project we do.

“Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art of all.”

– Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987)

Mural artist Troy Freeman

Troy Freeman detailing some fence posts at the Springfield Christian Preschool lobby mural.

Troy Freeman

Owner/ Lead Artist

Born and raised in “The Land of Lincoln” (Central Illinois), Troy started his mural painting career while still in high school; painting mascots in the gym for his high school’s conference. This led to him doing similar jobs for other rural schools, which eventually led to him doing sign painting work for local farmers and businesses.

After high school, Troy began illustrating books, and went on his first book publicity tour working with clients in San Jose, Los Angeles, Phoenix, AR, and New York.

As a self taught graphic designer and web developer, in 2002 he started and operated a successful Design / Web / Branding company which ran for over 15 years. “I loved working with my clients, designing and establishing their brand, but after about a decade, I found myself spending all my time putting out fires and managing employees so I scaled everything back, switched my focus back to painting and am so glad I did.”

Troy is a rare breed, combining his Midwest hospitality, dedication to customer service, project management and ability to deliver projects of any size or scale for his clients has made him the “go to guy” for marketing agencies, sign shops, residents, and commercial clients alike. Regardless of project, Troy views each one as an opportunity to use his talents and further his creative calling – as well as his faith, which he credits as the true source of his abilities. “When sign painting, I totally understand the value, importance and detail the logo or sign represents. For those jobs, brand management and visual impact is priority #1; I become a representative of that brand and we become a team. For my mural work, I try to spend a lot of time getting to know my client and really try to engrain myself into the culture or community that I am working with. If I can capture that essence, we are guaranteed to create something wonderful.

Troy makes his home in central Illinois, with his wife, Dr. Billie Jarvis-Freeman, a professor at Lincoln Christian University. They are the proud parents of two “bookend” daughters: an 8-year- old at home, and the eldest, who is currently serving in the U.S. Navy.


FreeSky Studios carries full insurance to cover the building, public property, pedestrians, vehicles, FreeSky employees, etc. Whatever your project is, we’ve got you covered.

No Project Too Big

Have a 6 story silo you need painted? Got a 4 story parking garage you want spruced up? No problem. Take a look at the size of some of the projects we have worked on and bring it on!

No Geographic Limitations

FreeSky Studios is based in Springfield, Illinois but that does not mean we have to stay here! We easily handle projects throughout the Midwest and beyond. Have job, will travel!

Professional Service

With over 20 years of experience, FreeSky Studios is founded and ran by business (and marketing) minded, creative people.  Check us out below for more info…