New Mural at Civita

Articel by Anne Law:

North County artist and muralist Kevin Anderson has been commissioned to create a 270-degree mural in the pedestrian tunnel under Via Alta that connects the main portion of Civita Park to the dog park. The mural depicts the majesty and diversity of San Diego County from the desert to the ocean and highlights “places to go and things to do” in the far-flung county, which encompasses 4,526 square miles. (The county is larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined!) Anderson is illustrating dozens of famous points of interest including Cabrillo National Park, The Star of India, Hotel del Coronado, hang gliders at the Torrey Pines Gliderport, San Diego Zoo . . . all the way east to the Desert Bighorn Sheep in Borrego Springs. It will also detail the delights of Civita Park. He says it’s not challenging for him to paint the diverse landscape of San Diego County, because “when I’m not painting murals, I’m out with an easel painting my favorite places in San Diego.” During his decades-long career, Anderson has painted numerous murals, including ones at Navy installations in Coronado, Caesars Palace and Harrah’s in Las Vegas, restaurants and private homes. Civita residents have been observing his progress and watching the mural take shape since Anderson is painting in the tunnel most days. Recently, he was sketching a likeness of Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn when Louie Cherckow, who lives at Frame & Focus, stopped by on his way to the rec center. Cherckow mentioned that he had a great photo of Gwynn during the 1998 World Series and offered to bring it by for Anderson to use as a model for Gwynn’s painting. You can check it out in the finished mural! More of Kevin Sanderson’s murals and paintings are on display at his website,

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