WHIMSY--San Diegan Blair Thornley is the creative artist behind the whimsical panels that adorn the exterior of North Park’s relatively new parking structure at 30th & North Park Way. Her series of drawings won a City of San Diego art competition as the public art element to the new public garage.
She has had artwork appear in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Atlantic Monthly, Forbes, Raygun and San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles. Raised on the East Coast, Thornley studied art in Florence, Italy and later attended New York’s Parsons School of Design.
Photo: Brandon Machek, San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles intern from St. Augustine High School.