EARLY ARTISTS AND ARCHITECTS OF SANTA PAULA
This mural celebrates Santa Paula's rich artistic heritage and some of its earliest artists and architects. At far left, Roy C. Wilson - the first licensed architect in Ventura County - shows a conceptual drawing of St. Sebastian's Church to fellow architects Robert Raymond and John Stroh, who are positioned at the center of the table. The mural's background honors the work of Jessie Arms Botke, who was famous for her lavish bird paintings and murals. Her fellow artist and husband, Cornelis Botke, is seen applying the finishing touches to one of their shared murals. Douglas Shively, a Santa Paula native and founder of the famous Santa Paula Art Show, stands near his friends, the Botkes. Depression era photographer Horace Bristol, and Sierra painter Robert Clunie are shown seated on opposite sides of the table.