“Kingsmen Pool (circa 1954)” ... West Vancouver Archives
I am drawn to this picture and this week I am going to “GNAY it”. That is, do a painting inspired by it. The question is: why? I wasn’t even born in 1954 and I have never been to this pool, however, as a child I did spend a lot of time at the Kerrisdale Swimming Pool, which was similar, and probably built around the same time. Most of Vancouver’s former outdoor pools, like this one, have been replaced by expensive and soulless “Aquatic Centers”. So, my painting will be part a happy childhood memory, part a look back to a simpler time, and part (a big part) a great view of Vancouver, Stanley Park, and the Lion’s Gate Bridge. Let’s Go!
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