Murals and Public Art

New BC Children’s Hospital Healing Project

     In 2016 after a rigorous application process I was thrilled and honored to have been chosen as one of the artists to participate in the healing project at the new BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. I created an image that would wrap around the 24x24ft CT scanner room in an underwater harbor theme including orcas, seals and silly crabs! I also created an image for the ceiling that makes views feels they are looking up at the sky. The murals will be installed and revealed in July 2017 when the new hospital is set to upon its doors. It is so exciting to think about the comfort and distraction my art will provide for kids and their parents going through a difficult time. As a Nurse this has been such a special project to participate in!  I am hoping a few more of my art pieces will be gracing the walls of the new hospital as well. More photos to come once the mural is up!

Salmon Sculpture for City of Coquitlam

     In the spring of 2016 I was one of 12 artists chosen (via juried application) to paint a fiberglass salmon sculpture to help celebrate the 125 year anniversary of the City of Coquitlam. The piece needed to tell the story of the city. I used native influenced art in the eye of the Salmon to represent the Kwikwetlem First Nations band that first inhabited the area and worked hard to preserve the abundance of the salmon in the Coquitlam river. I also included elements that represent the Coquitlam river and the mountains that provide a backdrop for the city. The tree with its deep and intertwining roots represent the connection, growth and strength of the community. I held a contest to name the salmon and the winning name was ‘Kwik’. He is now on permanent public display in Mundy Park Coquitlam. Kwik loves visitors!

Mural at Morgan Creek Medical

   In June of 2015 I created a mural in the waiting area of the Morgan Creek Medical Clinic in South Surrey. The large image and bright colors worked nicely to add some cheer to an otherwise sterile environment plus gave patients something to explore with their eyes while waiting for their doctor. The rest of the office also has my prints on each wall making for a continuous theme throughout.

Mural at Live Well Exercise Clinics

In February of 2015 I was asked by the Live Well Exercise and Medical clinic in South Surrey to create a mural for their gorgeous new office. I think this is such a wonderful program that provides medically supervised exercise to clients who have or are at risk of developing chronic illnesses such as diabetes or heart disease. In the roots of the tree are the things that are needed to create change and in the fruit will be the outcomes. Participants will write in the oranges their achievements. I feel so honored to have been able to create this special piece of art for this wonderful program that seriously changes lives. I have since gone on to paint 2 more similar murals at their Kerrisdale and Abbotsford locations and will also be painting a mural at their new Langley location.

April Lacheur Art

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