Santa Barbara Porfolio 2017-05-19T13:36:02+00:00

Barnsdall Rio Grande Service Station

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!


Airport Terminal of Santa Barbara

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.