Local Scenes

Carlsbad is located on the coast in San Diego's North County. Other beach cities include Oceanside and Encinitas, and about 20 miles east is Escondido, home of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park (see Elephant below). We are bordered by water on three sides: lagoons and the Pacific Ocean, all of which are popular subjects for paintings.

The Carlsbad Sign

In 2015, the City of Carlsbad erected a gateway sign on Pacific Coast Highway (i.e., Carlsbad Blvd.). It was hung indefinitely in City Hall directly outside of the Mayor's office.

The Carlsbad Sign ~ Carlsbad City Hall 2015 • 48 x 36
At Carlsbad City Hall: Mayor Matt Hall, Carlton Lund, Leigh, and Craig Lindholm
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Ocean & Lagoon

Terramar Point ~ Adam Morisoli, Carlsbad, CA 2018 • 20 x 16
Golden Sky over South Carlsbad State Beach ~ Melissa Rubbo, Escondido, CA 2013 • 30 x 24
Terramar Tide Pools ~ Mattias Cape, Seatle, WA 2018 • 24 x 12
Buena Vista Lagoon ~ Michael Levine and Mary Suydam, Goleta, CA 2015 • 24 x 8
Coaster over Agua Hedionda ~ Howard Anton Duncan, Oceanside, CA 2013 • 30 x 10
New Year at Terramar ~ Sam Menaged, Philadelphia, PA 2012 • 14 x 11
Buena Vista Lagoon (for Mom) ~ Muriel Lipson Cohn, Rancho Bernardo, CA 1997 • 40 x 30
Train over Buena Vista Lagoon ~ Rick & Cheryl Negus, Carlsbad, CA 2002 • 48 x 32
Bridge over Hedionda #1 ~ Ken Sprinkle, Vista, CA 2013 • 30 x 15
Bridge over Agua Hedionda #2 ~ Wayne Chapman, Carlsbad, CA 2013 • 24 x 12
Shore Fishing at Warm Waters ~ Jenni Schaefer, Austin, TX 2013 • 20 x 16
Jogger above Warm Waters ~ Jeffrey Frazier, Escondido, CA 2004 • 30 x 24
Fishing at Dusk ~ Mikey Contardi, Vista, CA 2016 • 16 x 20

North County

Pelican at Oceanside Pier ~ Leslie Anderson, San Diego, CA 2017 • 24 x 30
Oceanside Pier 2015 ~ Mark Jacobson, Santa Rosa, CA 2015 • 14 x 11
Oceanside Jetties ~ source photo by Abacus Graphics, 16x20, 2008 2008 16x20
Woody in Encinitas ~ Jonathan Rubbo, Escondido, CA 2013 • 16 x 20
Elephant in Escondido ~ Mindy & Paul Jacobson-Levy, Elkins Park, PA 2015 • 14 x 11
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Self-Portrait at Oceanside Pier ~ Bradley Gates 2017 • 11 x 14
Oceanside Pier ~ Marilyn Vanderweit, Carlsbad, CA 2011 • 24 x 12
Central Market ~ Leo Pacheco, Carlsbad, CA 2016 • 20 x 16

Backyard Snapshots

Backyard by the Pool ~ 2018 • 24 x 18
Plum Tree in Bloom ~ Bobbe Greenspan Moore, Hermosa Beach, CA 2008 • 11 x1 4
Fuchisia Flower ~ Heron Haas, Brooklyn NY 1996 • 16 x 20
Backyard Fuchsias ~ 1996 • 16 x 20