Artist(s): Chris Perez
The City of Richmond Hill commissioned York Region-based artist Chris Perez to paint an outdoor, large community mural. Chris is a Canadian-Filipino artist practicing in abstract painting and mural art. His influences are derived from street art, graffiti, murals, abstract art, and expressionist painting. He primarily uses latex, acrylics, and spray paint as his main mediums and has more than a decade’s experience painting murals from residential to commercial and interior and exterior surfaces. He is currently developing a series of artwork that revolves around public art, and accessibility.
About the Mural
The mural was painted over a two-week period in July 2023 and represents the rich history of Richmond Hill. A nod to our past, present and future, the design features the radial train, iconic landmarks like the Richmond Hill David Dunlap Observatory, and elements of the City’s natural environment. It also includes roses commemorating Richmond Hill once being dubbed the “Rose Capital of Canada”, and wheat sheaths symbolizing the City’s humble beginnings as a farming town.
“Drawing inspiration from the vibrant history of Richmond Hill, my art celebrates the cherished heritage and culture that define this community. Through a fusion of colours, symbols, and historic narratives, I seek to evoke a proud sense of belonging, weaving together a tapestry of collective identity.” – Chris Perez, Artist
Dimensions: 56’ x 18’
Material: Aluminum siding, corrugated
Location: Sports Centre Building (Front/South-Facing Wall, on the East side), Richmond Green Sports Centre and Arena
1300 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill, ON L4S 1M5
Where to Find This Mural
Location: 1300 Elgin Mills Rd E, Richmond Hill, ON L4S 1M5 | Get Directions