File 002 - Slides of Isobel MacLaurin's Paintings

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Slides of Isobel MacLaurin's Paintings

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  • 1983-2000 (Creation)
    MacLaurin, Isobel

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17 photographs : col. slide ; 35 mm

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(c. 1932-)

Biographical history

Isobel MacLaurin is a long-time Whistler resident and painter whose murals can be found on Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains, on the Valley Trail, in several Whistler Parks, at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, in various Burnaby Parks, at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, and in the Cook Islands. She received the Citizen of the Year Award for the Whistler Chamber of Commerce in 1991. Isobel is a charter member of the Whistler Public Arts Committee, the Whistler Arts Council, a trustee of the Whistler Museum and Archives Society, and a long time member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. She has volunteered her artistic talents for many years for the children of Whistler, and recently for the children of an East Vancouver school. At her Alpha Lake studio, Isobel provides art courses to groups by appointment.

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Slides depicting murals and paintings by Isobel MacLaurin. These may have been a submission to Millennium Place.

001: Still-life painting of vegetables. Caption reads: "Watercolours Menkes". Slide appears to be dated "July 2000".
002: Mural depicting a heron standing in the River of Golden Dreams with mountains in the background. Caption reads: "muni[cipal] sign". Slide dated "Jun[e 19]87."
003: Mural beside gondolas showing a grouse in a mountain setting. Caption reads: "Whistler M[oun]t[ai]n. Mural with local birds". Slide dated "Aug[ust] 28, 1989". Back of slide says "I[sobel] MacL[aurin]".
004: Mural depicting a Stellar's jay flying above Nita Lake with mountains in the background. Marked "On west side rd. above Nita Lk Isobel MacL." Slide dated Jun. 87.
005: Two men carrying a mural depicting tree stumps and trunks. Caption reads: "Forestry Mural B.C.I.T." Slide dated "Apr[il] 3, 1992".
006: Woman painting waves on a mural. Caption reads: "Mural in Cook Islands." Slide dated "Mar[ch 19]83".
007: Woman painting a mural of flowers and palm trees. Caption reads: "Mural in Fiji".
008: Mural of flowers. Caption reads: "1 of 4 North Shore Credit Union". Slide dated "Mar[ch] 9, 1993".
009: Mural of pond with birds and island in the centre. Caption reads: "BCIT. One of 6 Murals". Slide dated "Aug[ust] 23, 1993".
010: Painting of Whistler Mountain. Caption reads: "Whistler M[oun]t[ai]n Watercolour". Slide dated "Nov[ember 19]96".
011: Painting of a mountain goat. Marked "1st Western Canada Nat[ional] Hon[ourary] mention. Chrysler Competition". Slide appears to be dated "Jul[y] 88T03".
012: Painting of a stream with snowy banks. Caption reads "Reflections. River of Golden Dreams. H2O colo[u]r. I[sobel] MacLaurin Whistler". Slide appears to be dated "May 23, 1990".
013: Oval drawing or painting of a woman and child looking at the legs of a passing woman. Caption reads: "Eve-olution? Col. - Brackendale A.G.".
014: Painting of a young boy. Caption reads: "Cook Island lad". Dated "Apr[il] 30, 1990".
015: Painting of an elderly Myrtle Philip. Caption reads: "Myrtle Philip at 95. Pastel". Appears to be dated "Nov[ember 19]86".
016: Painting of an elderly woman. Marked "Mountain woman "Thai" Oct[ober 19]85. Royyylic". Slide dated "Jan[uary 19]86".
017: Painting of flowers. Caption reads: "Watercolour. Menu Chateau. Wildflower scene watercolour for mural".

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Excellent (October 2018)

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Donated by Tom Graham, August 29, 2018.


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All inquiries regarding use, reproduction, and publication should be addressed to museum staff.

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Came with business card for "Hot Glass" with names of Wayne Harjula and Miyuki Shinkai attached by paper clip, probably erroneously.

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RAD, July 2008 version. Canadian Council of Archives.


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Catalogued October 2018.
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