1. "Chemainus Hospital, 1904"
Chemainus, B.C. 8' x 20' (160 sq.ft.)
was my first 'big' painting - a terrifying prospect at the time. I spent a month
painting it in the world-famous mural town of Chemainus, by the sea, on Vancouver
Island. It illustrates the local hospital and personalities associated with it
- the first establishment of medical care on that part of the island. I used my
wife Gayle as a model to help me work out the anatomy of the nurse figure holding
the baby, a depiction of the birth of the first white child on Vancouver Island.