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Mount Royal University Centennial Mural
Karen Oliver

Discovery Flight

Panel before

Artist Statement
This painting was an Aviation graduation gift (2011) for our son Curtis Oliver.
He took the picture at the MRU hanger of the plane he was about to fly. The sunrise was spectacular with the white plane reflecting the sky perfectly, hence titled “One”. Usually the breath taking views are after you take off; imagine what his flight was like!

As an MRU employee, I see how proud Aviation students are of their program and each other. As a mother whose son, Curtis Oliver graduated (April 2011) from the Aviation Commercial Pilot program, the amount he has learned and his abilities have soared. As an artist, I understand it comes from within, dedication and hard work to follow your passion.