Figurative artist and muralist Nick Fintan has just completed the third mural in a series commission by Hunter Multicultural Communities in Newcastle. The final mural in the series is located adjacent to the men’s shed program and community garden and reflects these two themes with ‘retro’ tool outlines, a native bee, eucalyptus leaves and blossoms. The bee references the brand new bee hives that have just been installed in the community gardens.
Nick is a contemporary artist originally from Sydney’s Inner West. In 2015, his portrait of Marcus Westbury was selected from the pool of Archibald Prize entrants by AGNSW curator Anne Ryan to exhibit at ANZ Tower. He is a two-time finalist of the Brett Whiteley Traveling Art Scholarship, as well as a finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award and Blake Prize.
Over the last two years his practice has had a constant stream of privately commissioned art works. More recently, Nick has begun exploring large scale paintings, moving from the canvas to the wall, with mural works appearing in Sydney’s Inner West, Western Sydney, Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. You can follow Nick on Instagram.