Annie Hamel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts and is a member of Québec’s Conseil des métiers d’art as a professional artisan. She is been working in the field of mural and decorative painting for more than 10 years. Hamel produces several large-scale projects in Québec and overseas, especially in France, Belgium and Mexico.
This Japanese-born artist settled in Montreal in 1971. Created in the Nihonga style, her colorful and vibrant artwork often portrays scenes of everyday life in Montreal and can be seen in many international museums.
This mural, covering 130 square meters, is a reproduction of an original painting by artist Miyuki Tanobe, commissioned by MU. It depicts winter play in an urban setting, daily life in a vibrant Montreal neighborhood with a few anachronisms for good measure. The mural was completed over a nine-week period by muralist Annie Hamel and MU’s artistic team.
The mural celebrates the work of Miyuki Tanobe and accordingly, is part of a series entitled Hommage aux bâtisseurs culturels montrélais, initiated by MU in 2010.