Hope Flynn is an emerging disability artist, muralist, and illustrator known for her captivating animal paintings. In 2018, she graduated from OCAD University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree specializing in Drawing and Painting. Since her graduation, her artwork now focuses on the realism of animal and pet paintings. Notably, she has been awarded grant funding from the Ontario Art Council, Career Launcher Fund and Starter Company Plus.
Having successfully sold over 500 custom pet and animal paintings worldwide, Hope is now eager to expand her artistic portfolio into the public art practice. Inspired by her desire to bring joy to others through her custom artwork, in 2021, she took the Mural Routes program “Introduction to Mural Art.” This program developed her interest in mural-making skills and wanting to create art that can interact and engage within the community. From this opportunity, she was commissioned to create vibrant animal murals, vinyl wraps and public arts for the Arthritis Society, StreetARToronto, Tiff, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Bericap, OCAD University, Collingwood Arts and Culture, Arts Milton, City of Waterloo and Burlington Public Arts. The main goal in painting these animal murals is to capture the animal’s soul; she focuses on the animal’s eye to express their emotions.
Hope is a returning artist to Arts Milton’s Exclusively Inclusive programming, having designed a traffic box mural which appears at Main Street and Maple Avenue/Sinclair Boulevard