Summer 2021 is starting off bright and bold!
Building on the tremendous success of the ‘Track to the Future’ mural project that launched in 2020, Railway City Tourism began a new phase of the project - creating a scavenger hunt of original elephant murals throughout St. Thomas! This homage honouring Jumbo the Elephant started the season with artist Kristyn Watterworth and her colourfully fun parade of elephants found across from the entry to the St. Thomas Elevated Park.
Profile: Kristyn Watterworth
Kristyn is a painter who works to bring a little more brightness into each passing day. She has been painting diligently from the age of 12 and obtained a BFA from York University. She loves traveling as it allows her to gather inspiration for paintings. She taught hundreds of students in a former studio in Bayfield which gave her thousands of ideas about how to do things differently. With all of the different challenges students brought to paint, there was constant new learning and discoveries that were made. That is why she loves mixing up styles, genres and subject matter. There are so many ways to make things come alive! Currently Kristyn is focussing her art on animals, abstract series, and a bit of Virtual Reality thrown in.
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.