Public Mosaics by Topanga Art Tile seen at George Washington Carver Park, Los Angeles - Ocean Journey

Ocean Journey

Artists Matthew and Paul Doolin of Topanga Art Tile created “Ocean Journey" (porcelain, ceramic glaze, mosaic glass; 33'6" x 4'6"; 2008), a mural depicting a vibrant and whimsical underwater ocean scene. The glass and ceramic mosaic mural faces the street entrance at George Washington Carver Park in Los Angeles. It features a sand bar of beige tones, a variety of green and blue tiles for the water, two large sea turtles, several multi-colored fish and a pod of dolphins swimming throughout the scene. Several smaller fish are installed around the main entrance door.

Meet the Creator

Topanga Art Tile is Leslie Doolin, Matt Doolin, and Paul Doolin as artists and individuals, and as a family. In collaboration we are Topanga Art Tile, a custom ceramic company specializing in hand made porcelain tile fired with hand painted glazes. We use a variety of techniques including raised-line designs and (or) hand painted imagery, to create unique high detailed murals with scenes that are brought to life with our wide range of bright colors and textures.We also use mosaic techniques to create specialized murals, architectural sculpture and home furnishings. We design and make Mirrors, Tables, Seating, Fountains, and Lighting for indoors and outdoors as well as tiling everything from Pools to Fireplaces.

Leslie Doolin, the founder of Topanga Art Tile, has combined her life long dedication to the environment and her education in art to create magic on tile. Paul Doolin has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting and Science Illustration from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and Matthew Doolin has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Design from the University of California at Los Angeles. This combination of talents is ideal for the type of art we create, and is reflected in the quality and originality of our work.

Topanga Art Tile has produced and installed tile murals throughout the world and in some of the finest houses around, as well as restuarants, hotels and other public spaces. Our studio and showroom are located in Topanga, California, and our work is showcased in the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, as well as many fine tile stores throughout California.”

Available for commission/custom work