NEW WORKS: Stanley Park Seawall by Amanda Jones

The most famous feature in Vancouver inspired the newest painting by Amanda Jones.

The most famous feature in Vancouver inspired the newest painting by Amanda Jones.

The vision for the seawall in Stanley Park was conceived 100 years ago and took over 60 years to construct. Today the 8.8 km seawall around the Park is the most popular recreation spot in the City of Vancouver. The wall was considered a work of art by the master stonemason, Jimmy Cunningham, in charge of the work for over 30 years until his death in 1963. Since 1971 when the last stone was laid in the Stanley Park Seawall, the James Cunningham Seawall Race has been an annual event (this year to be held on Oct 25). Amanda Jones has painted various locations along the seawall for over twenty years. Her latest painting “Seawall Strolling” can be seen at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in Fort Langley.

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