Art Mortimer


Long Beach History Mural

Long Beach History Mural

pictures on 03-25-16: ‘A history of Long Beach’ completed in 2003 by Art Mortimer is located on the side of the 710 freeway off ramp at 6th st. The mural depicts Long Beach city’s early beginnings,early settlers and landowners of the mid-20th century. The mural is painted in a realistic style and depicts portraits of […]

Villa Alamitos

Villa Alamitos

Painted on 3 sides of a free-standing, 2-story building, this mural of trompe l’oeil architecture transforms this plain building into an elegant addition to the neighborhood. The building owner was preparing to open The Museum of Latin American Art across the street from this building, in a somewhat shabby part of downtown Long Beach, and […]

Craftsman Village Mural

Craftsman Village Mural

Craftsman Village Mural: April 2007, Long Beach CA, acrylic on stucco, 15 x 65 ft.. A travel poster and luggage stickers about this Historic District in Long Beach are arrayed along the wall on this busy corner. They present this neighborhood as a wonderful place to visit. Budget: $25,000. >>>This mural celebrates the Craftsman Village […]

A History of Long Beach

A History of Long Beach

A History of Long Beach: Feb. 2003, Long Beach, CA, acrylic on concrete, 18 x 300 ft.. A long montage depicting images from the history of Long Beach, from the Rancho days up through the 1950’s. The mural is on the side of a freeway offramp facing Cesar Chavez park near downtown Long Beach. Budget: […]

California Heights

California Heights

This vibrant 12 x 46 foot mural depicts this thriving California Heights neighborhood at the Turn of the 20th Century. Mortimer, who is collaborating with the California Heights Neighborhood Association, recruited local elementary and high school students to assist with plotting and painting the mural. The mural depicts the rich agricultural heritage and ethnically diverse […]

Long Beach Veterans

Long Beach Veterans

This mural is a tribute to Long Beach veterans in the U.S. Armed Services. It is painted on the side of a building facing Houghton Park in North Long Beach on the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Harding Street. The 21′ x 108′ mural depicts historical images of Long Beach veterans of many conflicts, from […]

Northwest Passage

Northwest Passage

The concrete facing around this pedestrian tunnel under the SR-91 Freeway in North Long Beach is painted to look like a tunnel through a mountain in a National Park. On the left side, a river winds through the woods and a bear fishes for salmon in the river. On the right, a stream cascades down […]

Coastal Passage

Coastal Passage

The concrete facing around this pedestrian tunnel under the SR-91 Freeway in North Long Beach is painted to look like a tunnel through the hills and cliffs along the California coastline. On the left side, the rolling hills reveal a lake in the distance with a gazebo near the shoreline. On the right, the rocks […]

History of West Long Beach (detail)

History of West Long Beach (detail)

This 10′ x 48′ acrylic mural features a montage of sepia-toned, historical images of life in West Long Beach, flanking a large color portrayal of the area at the time of painting.