Water Skier Mural

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The “Mural Trail”, with Lake County inspired murals (from themes on natural resources, culture, history etc.), include several within the City of Lakeport.   The murals in Lakeport are a joint project between the Rural Arts Initiative, The City of Lakeport, and The Lakeport Main Street Association.

A long time, much loved activity on the lake is water-skiing. Using a vintage image and classic boat this mural is a vibrant depiction of the sport, evoking an era and its “speedy” fun. Its large Lakeport sign is reminiscent of vintage postcards.

The artist is Robert Minuzzo.  Robert is trained in both illustration and fine art at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California, he applies the foremost technical standards to his work. All materials in his paintings are treated with varnishes and mediums to ensure permanence.

His earlier work was abstract and recently he has ventured back to it, launching a series of paintings based on river rocks. Dramatically scaling up their size allows him to express their uniquely mesmerizing structures through a vast palette of color. Centuries old, his first subjects are remnants of Canadian glaciers, found on annual trips to their coastal rain forests. In the future he plans another rock series based on deserts in the Southwest, all the while continuing my locally-inspired vineyard paintings.

In addition to painting vineyard landscapes and objects of nature, Robert participates in them as a home winemaker, avid fly fisherman, and consummate environmentalist.  From his small intimate watercolors to his large-scale canvases and murals, he seeks to involve the viewer with his passion for the spectrum of nature.

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