Painted in 1987 by Colin Williams, A.R.C.A.,
Landscape painter Colin Williams was born and educated in
In 1969, Williams was invited to the Banff Centre as an artist in residence. It was an opportunity he and his family had been waiting for, and since that time they have called
While most of Williams’ work is in a representational style, he occasionally moves towards the semi-abstract. Most frequently painting in oil, he works in all media, and his subjects tend to be drawn from the rich and varied environment of his west coast surroundings. His paintings are to be found in many public collections internationally, as well as in numerous corporate exhibits.
In a panoramic view of
At the time, the town was a stable community, far past its pioneering stage. The telephone had arrived in 1908. Four churches served the spiritual needs of residents and Chemainus boasted the best baseball team in the region. It was a time of quiet progress after the boom years of mining exploration in the valley. Next Mural >.