The boy loves to paint!

1. "Chemainus Hospital, 1904"

Chemainus, B.C. 8' x 20' (160 sq.ft.)

This 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.