Artist: Patrick Maxcy
Materials: Spray paint on wood
Dimensions: 8′ x 16′
About Heron Mural
Patrick was born and raised in Florida, where the ocean became a source of inspiration for his artwork. Drawing from his personal experiences and the places he has traveled to, Patrick highlights nature and animals as a prominent force in the stories he tells in his paintings, drawings and murals. Through his work, he hopes to spark conversation on disappearing nature and the encroachment of the modern world with subjects and their surroundings depicted in a harmony and balance that they wouldn’t normally interact with.
Throughout the years, Patrick has painted murals throughout North America, Central America and Africa. In 2018, he completed a month-long artist residency in Homer, Alaska with Cook Inletkeeper creating several murals throughout town. Patrick has done projects for many organizations and companies such as RedBull, Pangeaseed, Nike, Yeti, Sanuk, Sierra Nevada, and Outdoor Retailer. Patrick’s work has been featured in publications such as Relevant, Scientific American, and The Washington Post.
When Patrick isn’t traveling he can be found working at his studio in the mountains of Colorado, where he currently resides.
“I loved how the great blue heron often stands motionless as it scans for prey. While the monarch butterflies can travel up to 3000 miles during migration. Juxtaposing the two in harmony side by side helped share their story. Both amazing species to witness throughout Colorado.”