I designed a series of twelve colorful tile murals that were inspired by the traditional “cuerda seca” tile making method reminiscent of tiles produced many centuries ago in the Near and Middle East, North Africa, and Southern Spain. This style of tile was first introduced to the American public in San Diego at the Panama California Exposition in 1915. The aesthetic these tiles represented had an immediate appeal to architects and homeowners as they blended beautifully into the increasingly popular Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, a style that is iconic to California and has influenced the architecture of the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. The murals range is size from 18” x 24” to 6’x12’ second story archway murals. Imagery used in the illustrations reflects the carmel valley setting and includes morning doves, poppies, and roosters from the original “ranch”.