New Colwood street banners feature works of art

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Bright, new street banners will soon be on display in several locations around Colwood.

They are the result of a collaboration between the City and local artists.

The banners feature artwork depicting natural areas in Colwood adapted from paintings by Colwood artists, Deborah Czernecky and Sheryl Parsons.

Share your ideas for future banner projects!

Banner Locations

The first wave of banners will be installed along Wale Road, then added on Sooke Road near Kelly Road and on Veterans Memorial Parkway near Sooke Road, Cairndale Road and Latoria Road. Metchosin Road near the Royal Bay Bakery will soon have decorative Christmas Lights installed, followed by the new banners early in the new year.

While many of the street poles in Colwood are BC Hydro poles, which don’t allow for decoration, new high visibility banner locations will be added as Colwood Corners and other developments enhance the roadways, sidewalks and lighting along their properties.

Bright, new street banners will soon be on display in several locations around Colwood.

They are the result of a collaboration between the City and local artists.

The banners feature artwork depicting natural areas in Colwood adapted from paintings by Colwood artists, Deborah Czernecky and Sheryl Parsons.

Share your ideas for future banner projects!

Banner Locations

The first wave of banners will be installed along Wale Road, then added on Sooke Road near Kelly Road and on Veterans Memorial Parkway near Sooke Road, Cairndale Road and Latoria Road. Metchosin Road near the Royal Bay Bakery will soon have decorative Christmas Lights installed, followed by the new banners early in the new year.

While many of the street poles in Colwood are BC Hydro poles, which don’t allow for decoration, new high visibility banner locations will be added as Colwood Corners and other developments enhance the roadways, sidewalks and lighting along their properties.

  • Artist profile: Sheryl Parsons

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    8 months ago

    Sheryl Parsons is a Colwood artist whose goal is to reveal the beauty and wonder of creation through her paintings.

    Sheryl's artwork pays special attention to nature subjects where the sunlight has created extreme contrasts. Attention to the brushstroke comes from her love affair with artists such as the Tom Thompson, Emily Carr, Vincent VanGogh and Paul Gauguin.

    Several of her works are displayed as street banners throughout Colwood, inlcuding Make Time, Olympic Majesty, Arbutus Loop, Battle Tree, Forest Parade and Toward the Point.

    Learn more about Sheryl Parsons at sherylparsons.ca


    Sheryl Parsons is a Colwood artist whose goal is to reveal the beauty and wonder of creation through her paintings.

    Sheryl's artwork pays special attention to nature subjects where the sunlight has created extreme contrasts. Attention to the brushstroke comes from her love affair with artists such as the Tom Thompson, Emily Carr, Vincent VanGogh and Paul Gauguin.

    Several of her works are displayed as street banners throughout Colwood, inlcuding Make Time, Olympic Majesty, Arbutus Loop, Battle Tree, Forest Parade and Toward the Point.

    Learn more about Sheryl Parsons at sherylparsons.ca


  • Artist profile: Deborah Czernecky

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    8 months ago

    Deborah Czernecky lives in Colwood. She grew up in an artistic family in the interior of British Columbia developing a life long passion for paint and nature, especially its spirituality.

    While primarily an "en plein air" painter, she has produced a diverse body of work ranging from the raw power of the majestic Canadian Rockies to the serenity of an early "Morning Row" in the mist of the lake, (selected by Ducks Unlimited for its 2018 Art Portfolio). Whether painting on location or in the studio, Deborah combines her dynamic palette with elements of abstraction and traditional realism to convey...

    Deborah Czernecky lives in Colwood. She grew up in an artistic family in the interior of British Columbia developing a life long passion for paint and nature, especially its spirituality.

    While primarily an "en plein air" painter, she has produced a diverse body of work ranging from the raw power of the majestic Canadian Rockies to the serenity of an early "Morning Row" in the mist of the lake, (selected by Ducks Unlimited for its 2018 Art Portfolio). Whether painting on location or in the studio, Deborah combines her dynamic palette with elements of abstraction and traditional realism to convey the essence of the subject matter.

    Several of her works are displayed as street banners throughout Colwood, including Above the Lagoon, Red Branch, Beach Day, ​Fisgard Lighthouse, October Day at the Lagoon, and Red and White Boat.

    Learn more about Deborah Czernecky at spinningdogstudio.ca