Mark Patterson

Mosaic gives back to city

Mosaic gives back to city

ENCINITAS — As a piece of underground artwork surreptitiously installed on a city overpass, artist Mark Patterson never anticipated his mosaic to have become as relevant a part of the community that it has.

Running to save the ocean

Running to save the ocean

Thousands of runners and walkers turn out for the inaugural Surfing Madonna Save the Ocean 5 and 10 K run/walk at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas on Saturday.

Surfing Madonna finds new home on Encinitas Boulevard

Surfing Madonna finds new home on Encinitas Boulevard

ENCINITAS — The Surfing Madonna is back where it started — well, almost.

Iconic mosaic has place to call home

Iconic mosaic has place to call home

LEUCADIA — The future of the mosaic that brought international recognition to a relatively quiet corner of the world is now solidified.

Artist Mark Patterson shares artistic process

Artist Mark Patterson shares artistic process

“Work intuitively, quickly. When you have the whole thing done, then you go back and edit.”These were instructions given to Mark Patterson while studying the art of mosaic in Ravenna, Italy during the autumn of 2010. This approach was soon to have a tremendous impact on his life.