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Tower

For those of you who have been to Balboa Park in San Diego and heard the bells of the California Tower, this is a glimpse from where they emanate. One can now take a tour up into the Tower as part of the Museum of Man’s exhibits. The Tower is indeed a magical place, its interior just as beautiful and mysterious as I’d always imagined.

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“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Detail from a mural I created that’s a part of the Old Globe Theater complex in San Diego’s Balboa Park.

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I rarely explain my work, but with this painting I’d like to. In some way our parrot here represents my slightly Hispanic heritage. My Great Great Grandpa,William Roxburgh came to the America’s in 1841. He left Scotland via Liverpool and made his home in Vera Cruz, there he married  Juana Beltran who’s Mexican blood is in my veins. Their son Alfred Felix came to San Diego in 1899. His wife Margaret was an artist who loved to draw and paint Balboa Park from it’s inception.

watercolors on cotton paper, 1/29/15