One of the latest murals in the Track to the Future mural project is brought to us by regional designer & artist Kayla Whitney. This latest mural is located at Simply Pure Water, and showcases the nurturing and special relationship between a mother elephant and her calf. We've really enjoyed seeing all these murals go up around the city as each artist uses their own style to tell a story. If you're looking for an activity to get you out and about, take a stroll down the Whistlestop Trail and visit this masterpiece!
Artist Profile: Kayla Whitney
Kayla Whitney is an artist, muralist, illustrator and community engager. She graduated OCADU in 2013 and has since explored a diverse and expansive creative practice. In 2017 Kayla started Koe Design Studio, through which she has connected with others through illustration and mural making. In her studio practice Kayla explores the relationships between drawing and painting, classical maximalism and contemporary minimalism and the simple yet endlessly captivating interaction of colour. Kayla is continually humbled by the privilege of taking these visual explorations to the public realm by creating large scale murals. Her passion and creative interest in participating in the growth of communities has given her the pleasure of serving and connecting with people in a meaningful way through her art.
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.
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