"This isn't a watercolor, it's a mural." - Erich Segal

The banner mural of ships and fishing supplies decorates the fence of a parking lot just off Marine Drive in White Rock B.C.
(Artist unknown)

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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Shivery murals from Agassiz, BC

Much of northwestern B.C. is shoveling out from under a dump of snow this weekend – a reminder that winter is already here, even if not officially by the calendar.

The weather reminded me of this series of murals by Skoda Razmpoosh – icy enough to make one shiver without any snow in sight! They decorate buildings in the town of Agassiz B.C.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Catacombs - Lakehead University, TB Ont.

The tunnels that connect various buildings on the campus of Lakehead University in Thunder Bay were covered with murals. Below are four details from one wall, which was a montage of subjects and styles.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Zajac Ranch, Mission BC

This mural depicting travel by stagecoach was painted by Dean Lauzé* on one of the out-buildings of Zajac Ranch in Mission, B.C. This isolated camp facility sits on the shore of Stave Lake. It’s mostly used for children with disabilities and life-threatening illnesses.

Zajac also rents out their facilities to church groups, families etc. Our choir went there for a retreat last weekend. These two murals showing area wildlife were painted by A. W. Hansen. They decorate the walls of the residence building in which we stayed.

*More murals by Dean Lauzé
More public art by Dean Lauzé (Orcas in the City Project)
Pixel orca
Trev Orca

Monday, October 09, 2006

This is a mural found along one of the hallways of Kelowna General Hospital. Along with serving as a decorative wall, it is a way to display the names of people (written on the birds) in whose memory gifts have been given to the hospital foundation. (Click to enlarge)

The mural is a scene of Lake Okanagon – the geographical feature which has helped to define this interior resort town. It depicts lake activities (sailing), the town’s surrounding hills, the brilliant sun which makes this area such a fruit- and wine-rich garden, and of course the birds – signifying those who have left us.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Outdoor store - Thunder Bay, Ontario

This outdoor equipment store in Thunder Bay gets shoppers in the mood with realistic wildlife murals. You can practically smell the pine, hear the cry of wolves, and feel that tug on the line!



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