Painting Oliver Woods Public Project by Yvonne Vander Kooi

Oliver Woods Public Project

In 2012 I was commissioned by the City of Nanaimo to paint 8 large panels & 8 smaller sized panels for the entryways at Oliver Woods Park. The overall project has been inspirational in terms of the artistic challenge of connecting the aesthetic appeal of the new city building & play park with the natural environment that frames its location.  My intent was that the mural panels should reflect the beauty of the natural world while adding something new and engaging to the children, families, & folks of all ages that visit the park.