Bermuda mural is unveiled
A large mural celebrating Bermuda has been completed on a building in Hamilton.
The painting on the side of the Dorchester building, in Church Street, was commissioned by the Green family, which owns the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club.
It evokes a vintage postcard, featuring Bermudian landmarks and symbols such as a longtail, the Hamilton Princess moongate and Tobacco Bay.
The piece was created by the Greetings Tour team of Victor Ving and Lisa Beggs, an engaged couple from New York who specialise in retro murals.
They used colours found throughout Bermuda to inspire their pastel palate for the piece. The mural is about 35 feet long and 25 feet high, and is painted with acrylics designed to withstand Bermuda’s climate and get better with age.
A smaller version is on the wall at the selfie spot in the courtyard at the Hamilton Princess, so guests can take photo souvenirs.
Alexander Green said: “We’re so pleased to unveil this incredible mural by Greetings Tour which is a fun and modern celebration of Bermuda.
“It’s in the perfect spot to draw people’s eye and adds a great pop of colour to the neighbourhood. This comes as part of our commitment to the arts, and we hope that the public enjoys it.”
Victor Ving and Lisa Beggs, the artists, said: “We are so excited to have completed our first overseas mural in beautiful Bermuda. We have been inspired by the locals, their friendliness and their laid-back charm.
“Even while painting the mural in the sun, we’ve been struck by the beauty and tranquillity of Bermuda and we hope that the public agrees that the mural captures the island’s spirit.”
Tim Morrison, general manager of Hamilton Princess, said: “We’re thrilled to have such a striking piece of art celebrating Bermuda so close to the hotel and to be hosting a smaller version at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club for our guests.
“We think that it offers a great photo opportunity for guests and locals alike and will be a hit on social media, providing a perfect memento of visitors’ time in Bermuda.”
Hamilton Princess arranged for five students from Dellwood Middle School’s Design Group to meet with the artists and ask questions.