Villa Royale is home to an original, commissioned collection of more than 50 large-format oil paintings by Juan Antonio Casas, Lou Kregal and Sara Radovanovitch, which were painted on site in the year prior to the hotel’s opening. These artists lived and painted at the property for weeks at a time, separately and together, channeling the history and vibe of Palm Springs in their eclectic, respective bodies of work, featuring desert landscapes, classic cars and icons of popular culture, film and music.
Juan Antonio Casas
Spanish artist and poet Juan Antonio Casas, primarily based in Portland, Ore., created works that include portraits of Dennis Hopper from “Apocalypse Now,” Debbie Harry from Blondie and Charles Bronson from “How the West Was Won.”
Lou Kregal, an Athens, GA-based artist, created fascinating geometric surfboard- and diamond-patterned works for Villa Royale’s guest rooms.
Sara Radovanovitch created glamorous portraits of Lana Turner and Clark Gable using 1940s reference photos.
Along many lush pathways on Villa Royale’s grounds, guests will also find vibrant murals adorning the walls. Cheyenne Randle, a Los Angeles-based artist & muralist, created wheat paste murals that warmly greets visitors as they park and Villa Royale..