Spanish Artist Brings Pop of Colour to Mount Pleasant

The mural created by Okuda San Miguel took a mere two days to complete
Andrea Nazarian
October 6, 2017

Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel has completed a 1,200-square-foot mural on the exterior of Vancouver developer PortLiving’s head office, according to an Urban YVR  report.

According to the report, the mural, named Canada Secret Mountains, was inspired by British Columbia’s wildlife and San Miguel’s personal experience on the West Coast. The mural took only two days to complete and is surprisingly one of the artist’s smaller endeavours.  

“Usually it takes four to seven days for bigger murals. I’ve heard it rains quite a bit here and I hope that this piece of art will help that,” San Miguel told Urban YVR.

The report explains that Portliving CEO Tobi Reyes had the idea of commissioning San Miguel based on his vision of making Vancouver a center for urban art.

“We hope that the mural allows people to reflect on their city,” Reyes told Urban YVR. “The beauty of its diversity and how the smallest corners and sidewalks all contribute to make our city one of the world’s best.”

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Credit: OKUDART/INK AND MOVEMENT/Art Rapture

The artist himself was present at the unveiling celebration (pictured above)

Andrea Nazarian
Andrea is the Content and Social Media Specialist at REW.ca. Andrea has over five years of multi-industry experience in communications and content marketing. Originally from Toronto, Andrea moved to Vancouver in April 2016 and has been loving the West Coast life ever since.