You Know Those Cheesy Thrift Shop Paintings? This Guy Adds Monsters to Them

Make Something Mondays:

Ohhhh I love this! Making art of art. What a way to be creative.

Originally posted on TwistedSifter:

Have you ever been inside a thrift shop and wondered, ‘who buys those cheesy landscape paintings’? Well the person responsible for at least seven of those purchases is Chris McMahon, an artist and illustrator from the United States. While he has an entire portfolio of original artworks on deviantART, McMahon gained online notoriety when he started painting monsters into the landscapes of thrift store paintings.

All works are acrylic on canvas and what I find most impressive is how well Chris manages to seamlessly blend the monsters with their environment. It’s as if they were always there!

1. Mountain Monster

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Artwork by CHRIS MCMAHON

2. Throat Shark

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Artwork by CHRIS MCMAHON

3. The Thing

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Artwork by CHRIS MCMAHON

4. Land Narwhal

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Artwork by CHRIS MCMAHON

5. Lake Serpent

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Artwork by CHRIS MCMAHON

6. Untitled

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Artwork by CHRIS MCMAHON

7. Swamp Monster

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Artwork by CHRIS MCMAHON

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7 thoughts on “You Know Those Cheesy Thrift Shop Paintings? This Guy Adds Monsters to Them

  1. OMG! Love the mountain monster! Reminds me of a Dahu. A french mountain monster. Not as fierce but peculiar. Google it up. I wonder if it’s on the Web!
    Take care
    Brian

    • I had to look it up and, Brian, that thing is weird looking. Like a mixture between a deer and ram, kind of. The Thing kind of reminds me of a Pokemon.

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