Joy in Sunflowers

This mural was painted for the 2022 Mural Walk on plywood. It is intended to inspire joy as viewers see a whale leaping into a field of sunflowers against a blue sky backdrop.

The next most joyful thing to whales jumping is sunflowers. When trying to decide how to convey this picture, this is the sentence that described it. This picture is a cumulation of my time spent in Tofino working with a whale watching company, combined with a vision of joy. I decided I had to paint this image to get it out of my head, and I’m so glad that I did. Every time I look at this painting I am filled with joy, and I hope you are, too.”