“I wanted to do something for Escondido. I looked up all the festivals of Escondido and tried to put a little of each one in the painting.
We lived in Mexico for 3 years. I had photos of these places with the fiestas and street scenes. It is always a big thing in their culture. I wanted to honor it in our city where there is a lot of that Latino feel.
I painted the piece in the Escondido Art Association gallery as people were coming and going just like they are in the painting. Many of them commented and gave me direction. The addition of the policeman was one such suggestion from a passerby.
In essence this is truly a community piece created by consensus.
It was great fun.”
Jinx Lennon, a native of Canada and transplanted Southern Californian, has spent 30 years living the nomadic lifestyle of an American Foreign Service spouse. She developed her painting skills through self-study and study with American and International artists. Her paintings are inspired by vistas and ideas implanted upon her memory from travels. Jinx has paintings hung in private collections in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, and Japan. She donated artwork to the Embassy Charity Auction in Panama, and was honored by El Hotel Radison Royal Panama and La Galeria de Arte Signos with an art exposition of her paintings. She has painted three of the electric boxes in Rancho Bernardo, has painted murals on concrete walls at private residences both in Canada and Rancho Bernardo. She says that God gave her the talent of creativity, therefore for her own happiness she needs to keep creating.