Artist: Dwayne Davis, 2017
Funded by: Owners of Lake City Glass
This mural was a birthday gift from Sheila Mortensen to her husband Chester on his 73rd birthday. “What do you get the man who has everything?” asks Sheila. Well, a mural of course! The couple started their glass business in a garage on 1st avenue back in 1972 when they first moved to Williams Lake. In 1985 they moved their business to their current location. A 1972 garage featuring co-owner of Lake City Glass Chester Mortensen.
When Dwayne first added Chester’s image to the wall, many locals waved at their long-time friend, and did double-takes at what looks like a new garage entrance. The mural feels very life-like and has fooled many people, causing more than a few chuckles. The stucco surface of the wall had Dwayne painting each area 3 times to fill in the tiny stucco holes. This gives the mural’s lines a slightly blurred edge. Dwayne painted this one on his own.