Victoria Conference Center Mural – Victoria, B.C.

mural artist victoria bcThe Creation of the Victoria Conference Center Mural

By Victoria Mural Artist – Mario Labonte


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In response to the commitment to the “go green” concept of the Victoria Conference Center, I was commissioned to visually transform a 35 foot concrete parkade wall into a work of art.

As mentioned on the Victoria Conference Center website:

The VCC is an eco-friendly environment, within a sustainable city, and part of our greater region which is at the forefront of the green movement. We have been recognized and awarded as a green building with eco-friendly operations and infrastructure. We have been certified as a BOMA BESt building.  “Building Environmental Standards” (BESt) is a national program launched in 2005 by BOMA Canada (Building Owners and Managers Association) to address an industry need for realistic standards for energy and environmental performance of existing buildings based on accurate, independently verified information. We are an active member of GMIC (Green Meeting Industry Council) and advocate the work they do.

Since the mural was to represent  “going green”, I decided a good approach would be to design the wall and create somewhat of an illusion.  By painting a broken cement wall opening up to a pristine scene, I thought this would be the best way to bring awareness towards a cleaner, greener future.

I feel very honored to be part of  the Victoria Conference Center’s dedication and vision in bringing about this  “greener global consciousness “.

Victoria, B.C. MuralsVictoria BC artist Mario Labonte painting the mural at the Victoria Conference Center.

Follow my progress of the Victoria Conference Center mural below.


victoria conference center muralThe wall at it’s original state before having to fill all the holes in the cement and applying several coats of primer.

Thank you Steve and Wayne for your hard work in prepping the wall.

victoria conference center muralSketching the details on the VCC mural

victoria BC muralsMore sketching…

mural artist victoria BCNow is time to start adding some paint to the mural…

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mural srtist victoria BCThe Victoria Conference Center mural is starting to come alive…

victoria coneference center muralLooking good!…

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victoria conference center muralLeaning on the tree taking a break from the mural:)

mural artist victoria bcAdding the first layer of the moss on the trees

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mural artist victoria bcNow working on building up the moss highlights one layer at a time…

mural artist victoria bcAlso adding the first color layers onto the cement wall…

victoria conference center muralThe mural is now starting to bring out the 3-D illusion I am trying to convey…

mural artist victoria bcI am quite pleased with the result at this time…

victoria conference center muralTime to start adding details on the rocks in the mural

vcc muralMore rock detailing…

mural artist victoria bcThe rocks are taking shape…

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victoria conference center muralWorking on the water and adding trees to the scene…

mural artist victoria bcA detailed view…

mural conference center victoriaAdding more trees…

conference center mural victoriaAnd more trees…Also working on the river

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victoria conference center mural

mural artist victoria bcThe trees have some slight highlights added to them here which is bringing them to life…

mural artist victoria bcmural artist victoria bcA closer view…

mural artist victoria bcTime to start painting the bear into the mural…

victoria conference center muralMr.Bear is coming alive!…A few more layers of paint and he should be completed.

victoria conference center muralDetail of the completed Victoria Conference Center mural.

vcc_mural_eagle_webEagle detail of the completed Victoria Conference Center mural.

vcc_mural_eagle2_webOverall view of the completed Victoria Conference Center mural.




4 comments on “Victoria Conference Center Mural – Victoria, B.C.

  1. The progression of your work is interesting. Your attention to detail is incredible. I t looks like a photograph already. Love the light source on the mountains. Looking forward to seeing more.


  2. I like your murals.The realism in winter scenery is so effective I feel like putting a coat on! I do not know if you still remember me from Camosun College.I,
    am Diane.We bumped into each other a couple of times since. God Bless You.

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