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Whale mural part of $300,000 Riviera Resort makeover

Artist Paul Pettersson, manager Brian Beynon, Andrew Lindsay, Kalam Lindsay, Bernie O'Sullivan, Heath Wilson, Glen Darlington and Blake Darlington with the Riviera Resort's rooftop mural.
Artist Paul Pettersson, manager Brian Beynon, Andrew Lindsay, Kalam Lindsay, Bernie O'Sullivan, Heath Wilson, Glen Darlington and Blake Darlington with the Riviera Resort's rooftop mural. Valerie Horton

A STUNNING 150m mural of sea creatures on the roof of the Riviera Resort on the Esplanade is part of a $300,000 makeover.

Resort manager Brian Beynon, who took over management in 2013, said the resort was the first high rise building in the bay and needed to be renovated.

"When I took over, it was run down, now we have a better pool, and a blossoming garden area plus this beautiful painting of a sea full of dolphins, whales, dugongs and turtles," he said.

"When you are looking down from your rooms, the mural on the roof looks like a big aquarium."

Artist Paul Pettersson took just eight days and used a big brush and acrylic paint to make the painting look alive.

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