Seastone - Lowtide

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Seastone - Lowtide - Background Info

LOCATION: near 5470 Inlet Rd.
MURAL: Seastone – Lowtide, 2009
ARTISTS: Jan Poynter
MEDIUM: Acrylic paint

As part of a Sechelt Downtown Revitalization Plan, in 2008 the District of Sechelt and BC Hydro put out a call for artists to decorate a number of utility boxes. Local artist Jan Poynter was awarded the project, and ‘driftwood’ was the theme selected. Each of the boxes depicts different ‘phases’ of driftwood - from log boom, to stranded high tide logs, to small bits of driftwood among the stones. All of the painted utility boxes in this series are based on actual waterfront scenes in Sechelt.

Jan Poynter studied Painting and Printmaking at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art Design) and continued in Art Education at the University of British Columbia. Poynter now works as a professional artist, illustrator, and art instructor in Gibsons, BC.


Seastone - Lowtide - Artwork Description

Seastone – Low Tide is one of the largest in the utility box series and is located near the sea wall in Sechelt. It depicts the smooth colourful stones that can be found on our waterfront, and bits of driftwood and logs that have washed on shore. At the bottom of the painting you can see the locally abundant purple and orange sea stars clinging to the rocks.