Hotel artwork by local artist reflects west coast living where urban meets nature
The new Residence Inn® by Marriott Vancouver Downtown, located on Hornby Street, is designed to reflect Vancouver’s unique blend of urban edge touched with Vancouverites’ love of nature. The hotel features artwork of recognizably Vancouver urban scenes and architecture combined with the lavishness of the West Coast’s incomparable natural environments.
Featured Hotel Artworks:
Location: Main Entrance
Title: Vancouver Cityscape
Artist: Paul Ygartua
Paul Ygartua is an international artist – an original creator producing remarkable work. He is a painter and muralist with bases in Canada, France, Spain and England. Creation and interpretation is Paul’s life. In painting he is at home in all mediums and his production is prodigious. A qualified gold and silversmith with a degree in design Paul turned to painting immediately after graduating from the Liverpool School of Art in Great Britain. It was only when he fell in love with the West Coast culture in Canada that he began painting full time.
Paul is the creator of some of the most famous images in Canada such as his Heritage Series; which are instantly recognized by most Canadians and have been a part of the British Columbia identity for decades. He is also the architect of some of the largest murals in North America and Europe His paintings are in public and private collections worldwide and are treasured for their intrinsic and real value.
Location: Cavino Restaurant
Title: Arbutus Trees
Artist: Nancy Brown
With over twenty years of photography experience, Nancy explores the often overlooked details of nature and the everyday through her camera lenses. In this collection, her macro photographs capture the Arbutus in an abstract fashion. Her photography has been short listed for National Geographic Magazine, published in Photoshop Creative Magazine and appears on the front cover of several books.
Raised in Germany during the early years of her life, Nancy Brown was influenced by Europe’s vast world of design, art and architecture. In 1989 she returned to her birth country, Canada, and has lived in British Columbia since.
Location: Lobby Level (Foot of Staircase)
Artist: Laurie Maitland
Born in Portsmouth in 1969, Laurie came from an artistic family. Having been brought up in the Cotswolds for the formative years of her childhood, she moved to London as a teenager and excelled in the arts.
She studied photography, life drawing and specialized in set design as part of an English and Drama degree. Laurie’s work can be seen in galleries throughout the world and are highly appraised by the art community.
Location: Guest Room Corridors – 3rd to 22nd Floors
Title: Vancouver Reflections
Artist: Jochi Schuberger
Jochi has enjoyed a lifelong passion for painting and has had the good fortune of having his work exhibited throughout Europe and North America. Much of that work now resides in private collections all over the world.
Recently Jochi has turned his attention to capturing new visions from behind the lens of a camera. In his unique photographic series entitled “Reflections”, he allows his eye to wander through Canadian and European cities, capturing the reflections that are often overlooked as we hurry through our everyday lives. Within these complex pieces, Jochi concentrated on abstracted views-beautiful illusions of surprise and irregularity contained in the panes of glass that constitute and define a city and its architecture.
Location: Gatehouse West
Title: Ship’s Hull WB-8 Red with Rope
Artist: Wyn Bielaska
Wyn has been photographing ship hulls for the past 15 years. This photo collection is a part of an ongoing exploration utilizing large steel ship hulls as the central subject matter in the study of manmade materials and the impact of natural forces upon them. As an architect, these explorations become very important to attaining a deeper understanding of the nature of materials.