Photo: © Poynter Studio
LOCATION: near 5688 Cowrie St.
MURAL: Rocktide, 2008 & Sandpiper Shadows, 2008
ARTISTS: Jan Poynter (with assistance from students Jessica Pollard & Allegra Tandy)
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.