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Flights of Imagination

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Fintan Magee

If you ever find yourself in the mood for a good muralist, you should head straight to fellow blogger San Piano’s site. That’s where I found today’s amazing artist, Australian painter Fintan Magee. His art is thoughtful and mysterious, and painted on an heroic scale. The artist uses his work to raise awareness around societal issues like climate change and forced human migration.

Like most street artists, Magee started his art career painting, as he describes it, a LOT of graffiti.

“I went to art school when I was in my early 20s and it kind of ruined my graffiti. When I was 25–26, I started to move away from the graffiti aesthetic and apply what I was learning in art school to walls. From here I was able to transition into a more legitimate art career and I started making a full time living from my paintings.”

– Fintan Magee interview with IronLak.com

Magee describes himself as a realist painter and a storyteller who watches way too much news. I was intrigued by how much of his work seems to reference water, but when I read that his family house was seriously affected by a flood, it all made sense. Superstorm Sandy had the same effect on how I see things. I have often thought that if I were a painter, water would be a big theme in my work.

You can follow Fintan Magee on his website and on Instagram.

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Acrylic and oil on canvas. @chanelbronte

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Work in progress,

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “Flights of Imagination

  1. What talent….To work on such a large scale is awesome.

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  2. All of them are great. I have done enough research to understand they are done with a agrid. BUT, you still have to create the grid first or at least see it. I just don’t have the ability to look at a large outdoor wall and see a painting on it. BUT I sure do admire those that do. Hal

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  3. Wow! What an amazing talent to be able to scale up his artistic style and make it work on all these different surfaces. I love murals and these are among the most spectacular I have seen.

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  4. Wow what an incredible talent. I’ve been lucky to see a number of Silo artworks on my travels through the Australian outback and I am always blown away by the scale and magnificence of them.

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  5. Wow, such amazing work!

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