We Asked a Lip Artist to Make Some DC-Related Mouth Paintings

Metro map. All photographs by subject.

Ryan Kelly is one of the country’s leading lip artists, which means—as you can see here—painting fun stuff on people’s smackers. The Maryland resident’s work has been featured in all sorts of national publications, but we asked her to create some DC-specific lip vignettes just for us. Here’s what she came up with—no digital trickery involved. To see much more of her work, check out her Instagram page, @ryankellymua.

Ryan Kelly.
Ben’s Chili Bowl.
Wizards star Bradley Beal.
DC rowhouses.

This article appears in the November 2019 issue of Washingtonian.