Artist David Goatley

Mural progressing for Qualicum Beach theatre

The 56-by-16-foot mural doesn’t even fully fit onto one wall of the gym at French Creek Elementary School

David Goatley said when he was choosing images for the ECHO Players’ mural, he was looking for images that were larger than life.

He did just that.

The 56-by-16-foot mural doesn’t even fully fit onto one wall of the gym at French Creek Elementary School. The centre of the mural, which has ECHO Players performers throughout the years, fits onto one wall, while the two side pieces depicting the control room and the wings can only fit on the adjacent walls in the gym.

For the mural, Goatley said he used different sized figures so that people’s eyes would flow through the image and it wouldn’t just become static.

Goatley said the large faces take about two days to complete.

Since starting the mural in mid-September, Goatley said he was asked to include three more figures — the founders — into the mural.

Goatley, who has been using a piece of machinery to paint all the different parts of the mural, said he can really simplify the painting to make it work at a distance.

“When you’re as close as I am (working), you start worrying about the details,” said Goatley adding that once the mural is on the wall of the Village Theatre, people won’t be able to see all of those small details.

In the past month, there have been school groups, locals and even some of the people depicted in the mural stopping by weekly to check out Goatley’s progress.

ECHO Players plans to unveil the mural on the Village Theatre on July 1, 2017 in time for Canada’s 150th celebrations.

Just Posted

Every vote counts: 10 tightest races in B.C.’s municipal elections

Peachland saw their election decided by just one vote

RDN honours First Nations with new artwork

The Regional District of Nanaimo has four Coast Salish First Nations artworks… Continue reading

CRIME: Thefts of vehicles, TVs, $300 in meat in Parksville QB area

Pair of prawn traps also stolen from Nanoose Bay

Prolific Parksville graffiti tagger gets 1 year of probation

Man was in breach of previous court conditions when arrested again

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

B.C. VIEWS: Residents have had enough of catering to squatters

Media myth of homeless victims offends those who know better

B.C. man sets new Canadian marathon record at Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Cam Levins ran it in two hours nine minutes 25 seconds

B.C. Liberals’ hopes high as Nanaimo by-election approaches

Historically safe NDP seat vacated by long-time MLA Leonard Krog

Leaving B.C.’s electoral reform to a referendum is ‘ridiculous’: professor

B.C. voters getting ballots in the mail on proposal to change electoral system

Canada condemns killing of journalist in Saudi Arabia consulate in Turkey

The Saudi government claimed Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a ‘fistfight’

One year to election: Trudeau Liberals gear up for tussles on climate, premiers

Analysts say that the Liberals have reason to be ‘fairly confident’

GUEST COLUMN: B.C.’s proportional representation vote is dishonest, misleading

Veteran of 2005 Citizens’ Assembly urges rejection of new voting systems

2018 municipal election: Few surprises on Vancouver Island

16 incumbent mayors will continue in their positions for four more years

Most Read