New large mural unveiled at Piccolo hotel
–Visitors to The Piccolo, the newest boutique hotel in downtown Paso Robles, will find Native Bouquet, a modern 86’ x 12’ mural that showcases 42 native plants growing in the area long before a city existed. Located in the hotel courtyard, the large-scale art piece is the handiwork of Southern California-based creative studio LC Studio Tutto.
“Our artwork integrates site-specific nature with the aim of sparking a moment of curiosity and connection with our surroundings,” says Hennessy Christophel, a San Luis Obispo County native and one half of the LC Studio Tutto team. “Native Bouquet is full of plant species I’ve identified on hikes through the grasslands and oak woodlands in the area. For those who are visiting and know the area for its cultivated plants, grapes and olives, this provides another perspective on what makes this a special destination.”
Some of the dozens of plant species depicted include: toyon, coffee fern, snowberry, California fuschia, chaparral clematis, California peony, and maidenhair fern.
To create depth and visual interest, the artists used a mix of painting styles from sheer and watercolor-like, to graphic and opaque. Some of the largest leaves—belonging to the creek dogwood—were created with a sheer glaze applied with a broom, whereas delicate grasses were painted with the team’s smallest brushes.
“Paso Robles encompasses both a fresh vitality and a rich history, which The Piccolo perfectly reflects. Native Bouquet seeks to strike this same balance,” says Sofia Lacin, the other half of the design team. “The timelessness of nature presented in a fresh visual style is the perfect fit for this modern hotel in a history-rich town. The artwork is light-hearted with pops of playful color, presented in a graceful open composition for visitors to enjoy.”
About LC Studio Tutto
LC Studio Tutto is a Southern California-based, female-owned and operated creative studio that produces site-specific artwork that infuses spaces with life and identity to invite a visceral connection between people and their environment. In its 10 years creating public art, LC Studio Tutto has created over 80 artworks including long-lasting, large-scale murals, architectural features, kinetic artwork, and multimedia installations for both civic and private clients such as DreamWorks Animation, Kaiser Permanente, and the City of Sacramento.
About The Piccolo
The Piccolo—part of the Martin Resorts collection—has 23 luxury king rooms and a two-room Somm Suite, as well as the only rooftop lounge in Paso Robles and a champagne vending machine. It’s located in the heart of downtown Paso Robles.