This mural, located in the in the Wellington Room at the Lexington Assisted Living is by Leslie Cardiel.
Leslie is 26 years old and has lived in Ventura her entire life. This was the inspiration for the mural; she wanted to add prominent landmarks that personally remind her of home, as well as anyone else native to the city.
She majored in Fine Arts in California State University of Channel Islands and received her bachelor’s with honors in Cum Laude in 2017.
Her inspiration stems from fantasy roleplaying games and anime, as well as classical painters such as Peter Paul Rubens for his use of vibrant, contrasting colors.