Celebrating Seniors' Spirit

Senior and child on go carts
Aug 08 2016

Celebrating Seniors’ Spirit

Cheeky mural in Prince George Celebrates seniors’ spirit

There’s a new mural going up on the side of a Prince George seniors activity centre and it’s a testament to the spirit of the seniors who visit the centre every day.

Artist Gregory Michael Gisslassen — alias Grinch Airbrush — has been commissioned to paint the mural.

“We want to capture them all having fun, smiling,” he said.

The figures are based on real seniors that visit the centre, who Gisslassen photographs and later transposes onto his artwork.

“They gave me full reign — I just looked for the ‘funnest’, the happiest, the ‘joyest’, the brightest, you know.”

Gisslassen, who studied art in school and took an airbrush art course at BCIT, spends about eight hours on each subject.
Some of his depictions of seniors are a little more, well, fanciful.

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Courtesy of  CBC