Inspiration in Harland Hand Memorial Garden, El Cerrito, CA

The Harland Hand Memorial Garden in El Cerrito California, across the bay from San Francisco, is currently not open to the public.  Harland Hand [1922-1998], inspired by the principles of fine art and rock formations in the High Sierra, designed this hillside garden with breathtaking views of San Francisco Bay.   Using concrete, curving lines and dramatic color combinations, Hand created an emotionally evocative space that houses an extraordinary plant collection.

Live Oak by Elaine Frenett, painted at the Harland Hand Memorial Garden

Live Oak by Elaine Frenett, painted at the Harland Hand Memorial Garden

Only a few elite Artists have been invited to paint the Harland Hand Memorial Garden. Some work “en plein air” while others take photographs, then work in their studios.

Elaine Frenett was invited to join several, very professional and select artists, to paint this garden, the Harland Hand Garden in El Cerrito, CA.  For a year, each month they would all go paint there on site in the garden.

Exciting news for those of you interested in speciality gardens or garden art!  This unique collection of artists and their work from that year of plein air painting will be having a group show.  Slated for Spring of 2010, at the The Glenn Gallery  at 7027 Stockton Ave in El Cerrito, California.  Overseen by the owner, Kathleen Glenn, this show promises be a special selection from the best of the best works from this project.  Stay tuned for exact dates and reception times to meet the diverse, talented artists!

Below are some of the  inspiring interpretations of the Harland Hand Memorial Garden as seen through the eyes of Artist Elaine Frenett. All of the ORIGINAL paintings are still available  and Limited Edition Giclee Prints from Elaine Frenett can be made available. Please contact Elaine Frenett by Email at elaine@elainefrenett.com if you are interested or visit her website.

Harland Hand Garden August by Elaine Frenett

Harland Hand Garden August by Elaine Frenett

Harland Hand Garden in July by Elaine Frenett

Harland Hand Garden in July by Elaine Frenett
Harland Hand Garden in March by Elaine Frenett

Harland Hand Garden in March by Elaine Frenett

Harland Hand Garden in Nov by Elaine Frenett

Harland Hand Garden in Nov by Elaine Frenett

Harlan Hand Garden in Sept. by Elaine Frenett

Harlan Hand Garden in Sept. by Elaine Frenett

Harland Hand Garden in Jan. by Elaine Frenett

Harland Hand Garden in Jan. by Elaine Frenett

Harland Hand in Garden in April by Elaine Frenett

Harland Hand in Garden in April by Elaine Frenett

Harland Hand Garden in June by Elaine Frenett

Harland Hand Garden in June by Elaine Frenett

Harland Hand Garden in May by Elaine Frenett

Harland Hand Garden in May by Elaine Frenett

Harlan Hand Garden in Oct. by Elaine Frenett

Harlan Hand Garden in Oct. by Elaine Frenett

Visit Elaine Frenett’s Art Gallery for more paintings

of the Harland Hand Memorial Garden

and

Elaine Frenett’s website

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Providing news about art collectors, collections and investments. Including the how to's, the why's and the where's of art collecting. Wanda Pepin, Christina Madden and Elaine Frenett are all professional artists who keep up on the world of art, while creating amazing works of art themselves.
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One Response to Inspiration in Harland Hand Memorial Garden, El Cerrito, CA

  1. Wanda Pepin says:

    What an honor and such beautiful paintings!

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