“POT BELLY STORE”
“HIKING MOUNT WOODSON”
At 12 feet X 70 feet, the expansive mural depicts Mount Woodson as a destination for hikers who travel from around the world to appreciate the incredible views and large boulders unique to the terrain. Many hikers make it a goal to reach the top so they can take photographs of themselves on “Potato Chip Rock,” a thin outcrop resembling a potato chip that looks like it will break off at any moment. Depicted in his mural below Mt. Woodson, the artist projects his vision of a likely panorama of far-reaching vineyards that he foresees in the fast-growing wine-making industry in the Ramona valley.
This mural is located at the site of Ramona’s original firehouse at 222 Ninth St. This is the 13th Ramona mural sponsored by the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project and is dedicated to the fire brigades who have served the community since the origin of the first firehouse in the early 1950s. The mural is based on Engine No. 2, a 750 GPM Mack, triple-combination pumper purchased about the same time the firehouse was built. The engine was restored by the Poway Firemen’s Association in the 1970s and in the 1990s purchased by Ramona resident Darrell Beck, author of “On Memory’s Back Trail.” Darrell states in his book that he had “on many occasions used the engine’s heavy front bumper to knock down fence posts…often dragging the barbwire behind it.
The main goal of the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Murals Project is to create a reason for passing tourists to STOP and enjoy Ramona’s beauty, charm, character, and heritage.
“THE PIONEER STORE MURAL”
This 11-panel mural montage titled “Verlaque Pioneer Store” stands on the east wall of businessman Peter Bidegain’s Reds, Whites and Brews at 629 Main St. It is dedicated to Ramona’s first business, built in 1883 and operated by Amos Verlaque and later by his brother Jeff. The Pioneer Store was a stage stop, general store, and post office as well as a place for residents to hang out, chat, buy goods, and receive mail.
The mural above is based on historic photos of the “Redline” Trolley and the Yorba Linda trolley station which ran from early Los Angeles through Orange County. This was painted for a memory care facility in Yorba Linda, California. The big Black Box will be filled with plants and is called a “Living Wall”.
This mural was again painted for Activcare, a memory care facility in Yorba Linda, California. The 5 murals painted were to help residents locate their wing where their room is located.
This mural was painted for ActivCare memory care facility located in Yorba Linda, Ca. It is a rendition of what an old orange grove would look like in the early century.
This mural was painted for a memory care facility located in Yorba Linda, Ca. It is a rendition of a dirigible in the California sky with vintage bi-planes circling around.
This mural is based on a historic photo of Vicente Yorba in Yorba Linda, California. He and his family were land owners in very early Orange County history. The town of Yorba Linda was named after his family. It is one of 5 murals painted for a memory care group based in San Diego. I added color and a background to come up with this concept.
“Spin Room” Bicycle Exercise Room Mural
“Sharp Hospital Mural”
Commissioned by Sharp Memorial Hospital in the San Diego, California area. A Trompe L’oeil (trick the eye) view of the La Jolla Cove with red bougainvillea enclosing the view. Next to this is a pot sitting inside a niche with a topiary tree below.
“Zen Mural Scene”
Intensive Care Unit Mural for Hospital