Everyone goes through a life-changing event that can either be the start of their demise or can be their stepping stone towards achieving greater things. Like many others, Chiara Magni, a well-known professional finger painter, was not an exception to this.
Many artists like Chiara face a lot of struggles on their way to pursuing their passion for the arts. Growing up, Chiara knew what she wanted to do. Deep inside, she knew that making art and using it as a medium to showcase women in her pieces and, at the same time, to inspire others. However, some things changed when she went to art school. While gaining a lot of knowledge from her classes, it drained the life out of her art. Not long after, Chiara dropped out of art school and tried to convince herself that maybe she was not destined to make art.
However, in 2014, Chiara’s life was put on the line when she was robbed and attacked on her way home. She was attacked and hit with a log which left a scar from her temple on her chin. That unforgettable experience made her realize that she was not living her life anymore.
Chiara was still young and knew there were more things she could do. “I was waiting for life to happen to me. I wasn’t making my own life. I was enduring, suffering, undergoing but not enjoying life,” Chiara said. That realization made her decide that she had to do something. “Life has almost been taken from me. That moment, I woke up and never went back to sleep. I decided to take that experience and turn it into the most creative, happy, joyful and, aesthetic way of painting,” Chiara added.
Chiara Magni knew that the best thing to do was to work hard and think about the future. After years of trying to convince herself that art was not for her, she surrendered and listened to what her heart truly desires. Since then, Chiara has dedicated herself to making art, not only for art’s sake but to reach people and make them a part of her creations.
In an interview with Chiara with us, she shared, “There are so many bad and sad things out in the world—so much hate, so much craziness, and criminality. I could not play the victim. I needed to help others with my art. Creating a positive effect, evoking positive emotions, and creating an environment of serenity and positivity is all I want and is what my paintings are made for.” She dedicates her works to connecting and bringing positive vibes to the audience who consume her art.
As an artist, Chiara takes pride and honor from knowing how her art influences people from different walks of life. When asked what motivates her, Chiara shared that people, including widows and cancer survivors, reached out to her and told her how her art has helped them cope with the misfortunes they face. Since then, she realized that what was only her dream of making art has become more than just a dream. Her art has become a medium to uplift others. “It means everything to me,” Chiara said.
Chiara was born in 1988 in the North of Italy near Garda Lake and has not moved since as she finds inspiration from the beautiful view when creating her artworks. It started as a passion but later on, also became her bread and butter. Unlike painting methods that use a brush, Chiara focuses on creating art from a technique called finger painting.
Most of her paintings depict the beauty of women through portraits and nudes alike, and underwater sceneries. Always looking to improve her works, Chiara is not afraid to experiment. She expresses her creativity and style through impressionism and the use of intense and vivid colors.
Chiara is currently the most collected finger painter from Europe and has reached other markets of collectors and art lovers from the USA, New Zealand, Europe, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, among others.