Alan Wylie trained as a mural artist in his native Scotland, but few experiences have involved him as much as his painting in Chemainus. “You’re not long in this community before you fall in love with it. I keep turning up like a bad penny.”
Wylie works throughout Canada and the United States as a painter and mural artist, but found time to return to Chemainus with the excuse that World In Motion wasn’t quite finished. Melding a number of historic photographs into a cohesive piece of art was a challenge worthy of Wylie’s attention. The resplendence of the mural captures not only the characteristic coastal light, but the joie de vivre, tenacity and spirit of the people as well.
Wylie has lived in Canada since 1967, and has works in many private and public collections in North America and Europe