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Mountain Bike Bear Chase

Artist:
Stan Matwychuk
Type: 
  • Mural
Medium(s): 
  • Paint
Status: In Place

Description

This large-scale mural is painted across the wall of a building. It features four sets of bears on bikes, some with baby bears on their bikes, racing across a field of green, grey and white arrows, with pink and green mountains in the background.

Artist Statement

Originally a field-themed mural on an out of business Fields store franchise. The theme was really ‘tongue and cheek’ as the intention was just a simple mural to brighten up a very different downtown Squamish circa 2010. This building was empty for years and I pitched an idea to the Downtown Squamish BIA and Home Hardware. When Dunbar cycles moved in the BIA got in contact with me and they revised the mural to incorporate a family, biking and community design.”

Stan Matwychuk is a versatile artist at Homebase Studios who has lived in the Sea to Sky Corridor for over two decades. He transitioned from Whistler to Squamish in 2010, where he has left his mark through murals, art classes, and community initiatives. Stan has spearheaded various mural projects, fostering artistic expression and community collaboration.

With a background in graphic illustration and design, Stan’s expertise extends to outdoor and indoor murals, live art facilitation, and creative consultation. He emphasizes the importance of creativity in driving innovation and community engagement, embodying this ethos through his diverse projects and collaborations.

Location

Address:
38123, Cleveland Avenue, Squamish, British Columbia, V8B 0C4, Canada.

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