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Robert Amos Paintings

Art Hearts and Public Art in Oak Bay
Oak Bay, for the past six years, has been enhanced by urban art projects including an evolving array of sculptures, both temporary and permanent. This year, considering the Covid restrictions, the Public Art Advisory Committee invited a number of community artists to paint aluminium hearts. They have been popping up all around Oak Bay, to surprise and delight.
My wife, Sarah Amos, put her talents to work and painted the delightful Tiger Lilies (above left), seen here in front of Vis a Vis Bistro on Oak Bay Avenue. Dr. Bonnie Henry’s mantra “Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe” is inscribed among the blossoms. For no reason I can explain, on mine I painted a hen and her chicks (above right). When the garden season is over, all the Art Hearts will be for sale through the Oak Bay Municipality.
In addition to the Art Hearts, the streets of Oak Bay are once more alive with a new crop of sculptures, part of the annual competition. Winners from past years have been permanently installed in front of the library, at Windsor Park, beside Bowker Creek and at the corner of Oak Bay and Foul Bay Avenues. Public art really does make a difference! 
Below is my 2015 painted piano for the first of Oak Bay’s public art projects. It’s decorated with Mt. Baker and the motto of Oak Bay: Sub Quercu Felicitas - Happiness under the oaks.


Robert Amos Art Writing

Featured artist: Stephen Lowe

Click the image below for an article written about local artist Stephen Lowe.