Esco Alley Art
Zane Kingcade

As a spray paint and graffiti artist, people expect me to do something in my usual cartoon like graffiti style that they are accustomed to, but I wanted to do something classic and different and showcase my versatility and scope.

Wanting my piece to stand out I used my top-quality high tech spray paint made for murals rather than brushing on the color with a paintbrush and painted something unexpected, something realistic that does not exist in real nature, such as brown roses.

I wanted my roses to look real yet not real, which is why the shape of the roses look true to life, but the color is not. I like using earth tones that I love which is why the roses are brown. At the same time, I like the classic look of brown roses with gold bees on them.
I love painting roses. I do a lot of paintings with a lot of color. And whenever I am painting outdoors it seems that bees always come around and lay on my work. Like Spiderman, a spider bite gave him his superpowers; the bees are the same. As they land on my paint, they become infected by the paint taking on the colors.

One could think of man interfering with nature in some ways and how that affects nature.
Now I incorporate bees in most of my paintings.

The roses are in different stages of transformation from a bud to fully open. It is a metaphor for my own journey as an artist going from my beginnings decades ago to my present day unfolding as an artist.

I want my mural to be very beautiful that people would want to take their picture in front of. In some ways I am offering a bouquet of flowers to the community I care about.

 Escondido is for artists. 

Come & CElebrate!!

2023 Esco Alley Art Party

Explore 12 new murals, and join us for birthday cake to celebrate Mayor Dane White’s birthday.

4 PM on Saturday, September 9th

Alley Art Party with DJ & cake, Free and Open to All, with food available for purchase from Doña Rosa Raspados. 

Find us in the alley south of Grand Ave between Kalmia and Juniper.

Global Roots Mural Mosaic Unveiling

America Connects West Mural

Music, Food, Friends, and Art!

Maple Street Plaza
Escondido, CA 92025

Join us for the Unveiling!

Sunday March 26, 3pm

Let's party!

2022 Esco Alley Art Party

Come celebrate the addition of 12 new murals with our artists in Downtown Escondido!

3 PM on Saturday, November 12th

Alley Art Party with Live Music, Free and Open to All!

Find us in the alley south of Grand Ave between Broadway and Kalmia.

Call For Artists

2023 Season

Esco Alley Art exists because of our wonderful artists. Apply today to participate in our next round of murals.

Thank you!

We so appreciate your generosity.