This brand new Landscape of Dreams mural shows special sights you might see near Bend, Oregon. The mural is located in southeast Bend at the Bend Upstyle store.
The dream-like mural includes a landscape of volcanic peaks surrounded by towering trees and colorful wildflowers. A bighorn sheep ram gazes into the distance. Meanwhile, a longhorn bull, with a quail perched on one horn, looks directly at you. What’s the quail whispering to the bull as they drift through the landscape?
This rendering of Landscape of Dreams was created and painted by Kelly Odden of Kelly Thiel Studio. She was grateful for the assistance of her friend, Kristen Buwalda, for several hours.
Kelly, whose studio is in Bend, creates sculptures and paintings that include impressionistic portraits of animals and people. When I contacted her about the mural, she said the following:
“One of the best parts of working there was the folks who would stop by to chat, watch and ask questions! I had everybody from house painters to moms with sweet, disabled children come over to chat. It was wonderful to connect with others like that!”
We are lucky to have so many special artists sharing their work in and around Bend!
9 thoughts on “Landscape of Dreams mural: Monday Mural”
Lovely – a wide open space painted on one that isn’t…#MondayMurals
Thank you! Great observation. 🙂
I was most impressed with this beautiful mural, and even MORE impressed you went out of your way to learn more about the artist. Nice interview to go with a stunning mural.
Thank you so much! I was glad to hear her input. 🙂
It’s quite beautiful and love that the artist took the trouble to interact with passers-by. Thanks for participating in Monday Murals.
Yes, it is a beautiful mural! It was nice to hear about the artist’s interactions with the public.
That’s a great mural, and it’s interesting to read about the artist’s experiences of working there. When I see a street artist at work I am never sure whether they’d welcome questions or be irritated by the interruption to the creative process.
Yeah, I went there early in the morning to photograph it before people parked there. It was interesting to hear what the artist said. I’m glad I contacted her. 😁