714 St. Mary's Road
Establishing shot of this exquisite, tasteful and unique wall. All of the activities featured on this wall are services which are rendered by the client, the business owner. The separate cutout figure of the man working on the roof to complement the Mural is, we believe, a first for Winnipeg.
Location: SW corner St. Mary's & Springside; North Face
Occupant: Class A Service Ltd.
District: St. Vital
Neighbourhood: Elm Park
Artist(s): Jill Sellers (Jill Sellers Design)
Sponsors: Old St. Vital BIZ, Take Pride Winnipeg!
Trish St. Godard (client): "We wanted to commemorate our 10th year in the Old St. Vital area and we
wanted to do something that would let this area know that we are going to be here for a long time. We
wanted to acknowledge that we've been here for a long time, we plan on being here for a long time. We saw
some of Jill's work and we thought that a Mural would be a great way to demonstrate that. We saw her
heritage Mural on St. Mary's Road (see 539 St. Mary's Rd. in RIP section)".
Jim St. Godard: "It was that time period, too that we were looking for! She did such a good job."
Trish: "And then we were talking to another business owner in this area that suggested that we look at your
website. So we did that and checked out some of her other work. We really liked the period pieces that she
Jim: "I met with Jill and gave her an idea of the things we want to see in the Mural: a guy inside doing
window cleaning, somebody else doing yardwork somebody inside doing housework and putting a guy up
on the roof so that we can represent every aspect of the business that we operate. She then took all these
ideas and made it artistic (see the original sketch, photo 7)."
The Mural is appropriate for and of benefit to the business (why shouldn't it?!?) but its also a tasteful
heritage scene that certainly stops short of being a blatant advertisement. Trish: "We needed to have
something that tied in to our business because a lot of people in the area don't even know what we do. This
is just a gentle reminder of our trade."
Jim: "Jill allowed us to be very interactive and we bounced ideas of each other in terms of what to
incorporate like the framing around the windows and putting the guy up on the roof- something to make it a
Trish: "Were thrilled with the amount of participation we got from Take Pride Winnipeg and the Old St.
Vital BIZ, and having other businesses acknowledge you as well. We would've never guessed that we
would've gotten someone with such a joyous temperament as Jill. She was a real pleasure to be around and
we are so pleased with the Mural."
The Mural took Jill about 3 weeks to complete, although some time was lost due to wet weather. This wall
is certainly a testament to Jill's craft. Even the wooden planks at the top centre of the wall, the grains and
knots of the wood have been handpainted on. She used brush and airbrush, and sometimes would use a rag
to soften the feel of the wall. The clients' dogs (Jake and Gideon) appear in two places on the wall.
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