"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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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Blue and surreal

This rather surrealistic mural is on the back of the rink and recreation center in the Whalley section of Surrey.

I first noticed it from the chair in my dentist's office several years ago. Thus when I went to the dentist a few weeks ago, I made sure I had my camera with me just in case the mural was still there.

It is. Perhaps a little the worse for graffiti - but the athletes are still laboring, the pretty girls still beaming down on passersby in all their blue glory. (The building walls are straight, not curved, as the last panorama, stitched together out of three shots, would suggest.)

I don't know who the artist is.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Beach creature

This fanciful dragon mural decorates the wall of one of the washroom buildings along the promenade on the White Rock beach. It was painted by Elizabeth Hollick, a local artist and mural painter.

Other murals by Hollick include these two on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. They are part of the Graffiti Management Program initiative.

Take the Graffiti Management Program Virtual Mural Tour to see over 100 more murals from all over Vancouver.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Fort Langley historicals

Time to catch up on some murals I've photographed in the past few weeks.

You'll find these colorful paintings, that focus on the native heritage of the area and the coming of European settlers, tucked away in Gasoline Alley just off Fort Langley's main street. They were painted by Brandon Gabriel, a graduate of the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, and a member of the Kwantlen First Nation in Fort Langley B.C.



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