Wouldn’t it be great if you stepped out on the street and were greeted by giant paintings of beautiful birds instead of dull, blank walls? That’s what is happening on the streets of Argentina, Albania, Germany, Greece, and the United Kingdom, where muralist and illustrator Fio Silva painted city buildings with vibrant colors and pictures of beautiful animals. She is inspired by nature and loves featuring animals, especially birds, in her art.
Hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Fio started painting about ten years back when her friends gifted her a few cans of spray paint on her birthday. Upon discovering that she was good at painting animal murals, Fio turned it into a passion. She decided to give a few dull buildings in her neighborhood a new life with her artworks.
Very soon, her fluid and colorful murals got the attention of people in her neighborhood, who readily offered their walls to add to the collection.
Soon enough, Fio expanded her portfolio to public spaces displayed in different cities of the world. She's even won an international street art talent competition a few years ago and is determined to continue honing her craft.
Silva's murals are lively and, apart from enlivening city streets, they also present nature rather expressively. Let’s take a look at some of the best works of this talented muralist.