Mural captures hockey victory

A new mural adorns a wall at the Bentley Hotel and marks a special moment in the community.

Jaimie Cooney painted the mural above that highlights the Allan Cup win by the Bentley Generals.

A new mural adorns a wall at the Bentley Hotel and marks a special moment in the community.

Painted by Jaimie Cooney, the three-metre-by-six-metre artwork highlights the Allan Cup win by the Bentley Generals. The painting shows one player hoisting the trophy into the air as his teammates hug and celebrate, as well as the cheering crowd, with one person holding a sign Bentley Loves Their Generals.

Cooney was approached by the Bentley Hotel owner about the mural and he thought this would be a good moment in the community’s history to capture for posterity.

As Cooney completed the painting over five weekends during November and December, people would regularly drop by at lunch to see how it was progressing. Some even picked themselves out of the crowd in the mural, even though Cooney wasn’t intending to depict certain people. She gained her inspiration for the mural from photos on the Generals’ website.

Cooney, 33, has been painting murals for the past seven years for Jubilations Dinner Theatre in Edmonton, creating around 15 each year. The Sylvan Lake artist painted a mural in the Sylvan Lake Bowling Alley and outside Red Deer Reptiles in Red Deer.

She studied ceramics at Red Deer College and then completed her fine arts degree at the Alberta College of Art and Design.

“I like painting that large. As soon as you make it 12-feet high, it’s a beautiful thing,” Cooney said.

Besides painting for businesses, she works with individuals, painting murals on garages, in children’s rooms or other parts of people’s homes.

More information on her artwork is available at www.jaimiecooney.com

sobrien@bprda.wpengine.com

Just Posted

Blackfalds looking at reducing residential speed limits

Council considering 40 km/h residential speed limit

Despite warnings, plenty of temptations to thieves left in vehicles

Lock It or Lose It campaign still finding plenty of valuables left in plain sight

Official: 3rd pilot helped on next-to-last Lion Air flight

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The chairman of Indonesia’s transportation safety agency confirmed Thursday… Continue reading

Oil prices, Alberta election call cloud Stampede chuckwagon auction expectations

CALGARY — Chuckwagon drivers and sponsors are hoping for the best as… Continue reading

‘It has to send a message:’ Broncos families await sentencing for truck driver

Kevin Matechuk says he will never, never forgive the semi driver who… Continue reading

Ken Johnston competes in Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off

Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off will be held April 13

Oil field worker to show off his moves on the dance floor

Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off will be held April 13

Radio show host is Sheraton Celebrity dancer in Red Deer

VINNIE TAYLOR You may have heard Vinnie Taylor on the radio in… Continue reading

Dancing dentist of Innisfail

Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off will be held April 13

Business owner prepares for dance debut

Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off will be held April 13

Dancing helps heal grief

Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off will be held April 13

Dairy Queen owner steps out on the dance floor

Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off will be held April 13

Red Deer nurse turns dancer for Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off

Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off will be held April 13

Most Read