Eddie Leroy is like a modern-day Michelangelo. But while the 16th century artist spent four years atop scaffolding painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Leroy is on his feet outdoors from sunup to sundown creating Dothan’s latest mural.

“The hardest part has been standing on my feet all day and dealing with the weather,” said the Eufaula artist. “Once I figured out how to deal with the cracks in the brick, there’s been nothing to it.”

Acclaimed for his wildlife art, Leroy is the perfect choice as the creator of the mural, which depicts land and aquatic animals indigenous to the Wiregrass region. The Wildlife Mural measures 10 feet by 260 feet and wraps around two walls of the Bob Woodall Air Care building on North Foster Street in downtown Dothan.

It’s no wonder Dothan has become known as the Mural City. With the completion of this project, there will be 23 murals on the walls of businesses across the city.

  • 3 Times Alabama Duck Stamp Winner
  • Eufala and Dothan Alabama Muralist
  • Featured at National Wild Turkey Federation
  • 1990-91 Florida Turkey Stamp
  • 1991 Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Print
  • 1998 Arkansas Turkey Stamp
  • 1999-2000 Alabama Duck Stamp
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