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

Experiment from Ballenas students heads to International Space Station

Entries from 23 countries; Ballenas is one of 11 schools chosen in Canada

Public hearing set for affordable housing development in Parksville

Council passes two bylaws, eyes 130 Shelly Rd. as affordable housing units for families

No injuries reported in five-vehicle pileup in Nanoose Bay

Traffic slowed briefly on Monday afternoon

Christmas program creating tradition for PQB single mother and daughter

‘It just makes all the difference for your child to smile and laugh on Christmas morning’

B.C. woman charged in connection to stolen vehicle smash-up in Kamloops

Kersten Ina Peters was arrested in the Fraser Valley on Friday, Dec. 6

UPDATED: No survivors in Gabriola Island plane crash: RCMP

Coroner confirms multiple fatalities after small plane goes down Tuesday night near Nanaimo

Tavares scores twice as Maple Leafs earn 4-1 win over Canucks

Vancouver sees two-game win streak snapped

VIDEO: Harbour Air makes history with first electric aircraft test flight

Successful flight marks first of its kind in the world

The Grinch who Stole a Hedge: Security camera captures Chilliwack tree theft

RCMP arrives as person calmly walks away with tree in downtown area

The Russell Troupe finds a comfort zone in small Island community

Family gathering with two parents and five kids a common scene around Chemainus

Dogs and cat rescued in house fire in Nanaimo

Section of Old Victoria Road was closed to traffic Tuesday afternoon

Salmonella outbreak in Canada linked to rodents and snakes

92 cases of salmonella across six provinces, including B.C.

Meng Wanzhou wins right to more documents involving arrest at Vancouver airport

Defence lawyers allege the Huawei executive was unlawfully detained, searched and interrogated

Most Read