I was inspired to paint this charming building with a concern that one day it may be demolished. It’s a unique landmark of Goleta’s past and an elegant representation of the Spanish colonial revival architecture that makes Santa Barbara so recognizable. I’m happy to report that this little gem (circa 1929) is now protected!
A perfect example of Mediterranean architecture. It’s also a place of many fond memories for me – watching flamenco dancers on stage during Fiesta, numerous concerts, art shows and weddings. I sat in the sunken garden there and took photos and made several sketches to take back to my studio.
Built in 1942, it’s another great example of the Mediterranean architecture in Santa Barbara. This terminal played a significant part in helping to shape the style of this beautiful city with all its red tiles roofs. Thinking it was going to be torn down to make way for the new expansion of the airport, I decided to paint it for posterity. Fortunately, it still stands there today next to the new one.