Live action art: Art Moves brings in-station mural paintings, live!

Live action art: Art Moves brings in-station mural paintings, live!

This August, three mural artists are grabbing their brushes and painting murals live at our SkyTrain stations, bus loops, and SeaBus terminals as part of Art Moves! Painting is the Mural Artists Collective, which consists of Natalie Warkentin, Kyla Morgan, and Helen Geddes.

For over a year, TransLink’s music and performance series Art Moves has brought vibrancy to Metro Vancouver transit with its one-of-a-kind acts — all included with your transit fare.

With their unique style, the Mural Artists Collective will surely keep you watching.

Where to watch the Mural Artists Collective live on transit

Watch the live painting of the murals at these spots:

  • Surrey Central SkyTrain Station: Tuesday, August 1, 5–7 p.m.
  • Bus loop at Bridgeport Station: Saturday, August 5, noon–2 p.m.
  • Waterfront SkyTrain Station (location sponsored by Downtown Van): Monday, August 7, from 5–7 p.m.
  • Coquitlam Central SkyTrain Station: Saturday, August 12, noon–2 p.m.
  • Lonsdale Quay SeaBus Terminal: Tuesday, August 22, 5–7 p.m.

About the Mural Artists Collective

Natalie Warkentin painting a mural

Natalie Warkentin

Natalie Warkentin believes we are all artists. Whether it’s choosing an outfit in the morning, making dinner in the evening, or taking a selfie with friends — to be human means to create.

She has always been a creative, from painting birds at the lake near her house, to starting a jewelry business, to making murals with her neighbours, Natalie’s life has been marked by art. Her work expresses themes of beauty, community and equality. She is inspired by the playful gestures of abstract expressionism, and the big, bold and beautiful forms of pop art.

Natalie is honoured to paint alongside fellow mural artists for TransLink riders this summer.

You can follow her on Instagram: @makersandmurals.
A headshot of Kyla Morgan

Kyla Morgan

Kyla Morgan is a self-taught artist from northern British Columbia.

Kyla’s love of art began at a young age when her grandfather, a painter and photographer, put a paintbrush in her hand. With her work, Kyla aims to offer a reflection where imagination runs wild and emotions are acknowledged, validated, and celebrated.

To Kyla, creativity is not merely a skill or talent, but a way of seeing, experiencing, and engaging with the world. By leveraging various artistic techniques, she molds colors, shapes, and textures into visceral representations of the intangible aspects of existence.

Her latest projects include miniature building, dioramas, watercolors and mixed media canvas work.

You can follow her on Instagram: @kylamorganart.
A headshot of Helen Geddes

Helen Geddes

Helen Geddes is a lifelong artist, art educator, painter of fanciful feathered friends, bird enthusiast, bread maker and lover of ephemeral botanical shadows.

You can follow Helen on Instagram: @helengeddesart.