We're back with another 'Track to the Future' mural update! A third mural has now been completed by the talented Ann-Marie Cheung, a local artist. Where can you go check out this new masterpiece? Downtown St. Thomas at the Railway City Tourism office! The murals are a beautiful addition to our community, not only because they add colour and photo ops, but they also provide artists with a public platform to showcase our city's story with beautiful themes and meaningful symbolism.
Did you know elephants will come together to mourn their dead? I see all these newly painted elephants around St. Thomas coming together to lament and honour Jumbo in a joyous way. - Ann-Marie Cheung
Profile: Ann-Marie Cheung
Ann-Marie Cheung, Visionary Artist and Creative Experience Guide is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art (OCADU).
An avid traveler, she has backpacked across Europe solo, rode an Arabian charger through the Valley of the Kings and Queens in Egypt, had a tattoo business in the Canary Islands, and crewed on a sailboat for Antigua Race week in the Caribbean.
Through life’s twists and turns, she had a successful freelance Multimedia Design business for a number of years while being at home with her 2 children. When she’s not creating, Ann-Marie can be found experiencing scuba diving, practicing yoga, training in Jiu Jitsu or dreaming of her next wild adventure.
Ann-Marie helps adventurous spirits create a joyful, magical space in their lives with her unique, vibrant, whimsical artwork. She invites you into her fascinating world of exotic colours, ancient patterns, ornate textures and rich symbolism where she is constantly exploring and creating with acrylics, mixed media and digital tools.
Her award winning work is part of the Canada Council Art Bank and can be found in numerous private collections around the world.
As a Creative Experience Guide she helps you to heal your heart with your own art practice. Ann-Marie teaches you a meditative painting practice that uses sacred symbols and a super easy layering painting process that activates the right side of your brain so that you bring your whole being into a new state of balance and abundance.
For more info please visit: www.annmariecheung.com
Ann-Marie documented her process in painting her Jumbo mural. Read all about it at the link below!
The ‘Track to the Future’ mural project is coordinated by Railway City Tourism in collaboration with Andrew Gunn Consulting and young & free press with generous financial support from the Estate of Donna Vera Evans Bushell.
It is not down in any map; true places never are.