The Chemainus Public Market Art Nouvea wall mural starts at the entrance to Captain Andy's Fish and Chips Restaurant with a mermaid. It continues down the hall with other Art Nouvea ladies, swirling designs, a “More Shops” sign and ending with a landscape painting of the Chemainus water wheel.
The Chemainus Public Market showcases the life size feminine painting “Ophelia” as she holds her espresso with eager anticipation in this Art Nouveau illustration mural based on “Rajah” (1897) by Henri Meunier. The biscotti rests on a life sized table and chairs hand painted to match the real table and chairs for visitors to the market.
The south hall of the Chemainus Public Market showcases ladies shopping and sipping espresso while enjoying biscotti in this Art Nouveau Mural. The woman in the pink dress drinking espresso was painted seated at a table and chairs that match the real table and chairs across the hallway.
A strong feminine woman with flowing red hair dressed in an elegant yellow dress points towards more shops in the Chemainus Public Market. A field of sinuous swirling ornamental grass moves in rhythm and blends with the bottom of her flowing dress.
Curling lines are painted pouring upwards as stylized rising steam flows out of a cup of coffee that a beautiful woman is holding up with eager anticipation. This section of my art nouvea mural was inspired by one of my favourite nouveau works, the 1897 advertising poster “Rajah” by Belgian artist and illustrator Henri Meunier.
This close up photo of my mermaid painting reveals details about the stylistic curves and swirls of her hair, dorsal fin and the water that are typical of the Art - Nouveau style. Even her necklace was fashioned after Alfonse Mucha's jewelry.
Hand painted organic lines, intricate patterns and sinuous arches envelope an elegant Black woman whose hair transforms into ornamentation as she walks with shopping bags. Alphonse Mucha and Georges Fouquet inspired the arm bracelet jewelry worn on the woman’s arm and adds another sophisticated detail to this Art Nouveau mural.
An Art Nouveau mermaid painting welcomes visitors to the Chemainus Public Market, as she swims to the entrance of Captain Andy's Fish and Chips Restaurant. Alfonse Mucha was influential for this interior wall mural, and it was a fun to consider how he would portray a mermaid figure painting.
A beautiful BIPOC lady is painted walking with boutique shopping bags in this mural towards designer shops in the Chemainus Public Market. I have always loved the Art Nouveau art style and it was a dream come true to paint figures in a mural of this style.
I hand painted a decorative sign reading "More Shops" into a corner wall of the Chemainus Public Market. The sign font and beautifying frame around the sign fit the continued Art Nouveau movement of organic lines with intricate patterns and swirls.