Last year I spent my birthday on Catalina Island, off the coast of Los Angeles in California. It was an unforgettable day with many adventures. Catalina Island is a paradise and is simply a beautiful place to paint out. I created several small pieces of places I visited there to show people the atmosphere and the whole beauty of this place. Catalina Casino building contains a movie theater, ballroom, and an island art and history museum. Casino gets its name from the Italian language term casino, meaning a "gathering place." There is no gambling at the facility. In fact Catalina Casino never was a gambling place. It was used for dancing and as a movie theater. Nowadays Catalina Casino attracts hundreds of tourists each year. The theater's interior walls retain the original Art Deco murals by John Gabriel Beckman. The theater's facade had a painted mural of an Art Deco style underwater world scene, which was later replaced with replications of Beckman's design created in Catalina Pottery style tiles.