Monday, November 8, 2010

Blue Monday - Town Murals

Once again it's Blue Monday hosted by Sally over at Please stop by and check out the other wonderful blue posts today.

As you meander through Harvey, North Dakota you will notice, here and there, some wonderful murals. Not one to just appreciate the art and not investigate a little further, I found that a now local artist by the name of Chris Wakefield can be credited.

Chris Wakefield moved from Alaska to Harvey to have a starting point to travel and do more art shows in the lower 48 states; however, the family decided they liked the area enough to make it home. (Minot Daily, November 9, 2009)

(I am sorry about the quality of pictures but these were taken this morning on the way home from taking Little Companion to school and it was wicked foggy outside!)

This huge mural is titled Koi Pond. 
The city pays for the paint and Chris donates the work. 

Isn't this one sweet?

I'll share more later, hopefully I will be able to snap some pictures on a day that is not so wickedly foggy!

I want to give you his website in case you would like to see more of his work:

Thank you for visiting me today. Wishing you a wonderful week!


Lesley said...

I think he has a sweet deal - being able to do something you love without having to pay for the materials and getting your work admired by absolutely everyone!

SmilingSally said...

I enjoy murals, too, Valerie.

Happy Blue Monday.

Mel Cole said...

Oh how pretty! I love the bird one and the mosaic one.

Please check out My Blue Monday post here Thanks!

Anonymous said...

It always amazes me how wonderfully talented some people are. These peices of art are so beautiful! Isn't it great that they share their work with all of us? Thank you for posting. I hope you are having a great week.

Nanna said...

pretty murals, thanks for sharing

Jingle said...

lovely blue murals..

awards for you. Happy Thanksgiving! xx