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Local artist creates historic mural


CARLSBAD — Progress has started on a historic mural depicting the Kenilworth Inn of Ramona, by Linda Luisi, North County muralist and art instructor.

Luisi, an 18-year resident of Carlsbad, creates the mural on panels in her home studio. It will be installed on a 19-foot-high exterior wall at 773 Main St., Ramona, where the historic Kenilworth Inn once stood (from 1887 to 1943).

Originally from Boston, Mass. Luisi trained at the School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Tufts University), where she learned trompe l’oeil (French term for “fool the eye”) and Old Master oil painting techniques. She now uses the style with acrylic paint to satisfy commission deadlines and for durability for murals.

Luisi’s artistic career started as soon as she graduated. She has 35 years of experience painting murals for resorts, hospitals, corporations and private clients across the United States. Her murals can be painted directly on walls, on canvas or on panels for portability. She teaches at the Athenaeum School of the Arts in La Jolla, Lake San Marcos through OSHER, the Oceanside Museum of Art, and privately. See more of her work and art lessons at She can be reached at (760) 944-8991.

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