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.

Elaine Frenett

Elaine Frenett's art pieces are currently in private, corporate, museum and international collections. When commenting on her evolution and process, Elaine says, "After nearly 30 years of hiding, I ultimately surrendered to my internal knowing - I was to be an artist. My dedication produced my BS degree in Graphic Design with an Illustration focus and a passion in what I express. My intrinsic attraction is to nature, which channeled both my choices of media - watercolor -and subject matter -- the out of doors. The earthiness and spontaneity of media and subject mirror one another. I relish working loosely with rich, deep values, yet enjoy the precision of detail. Always what stirs my need to paint an image, is the intense response I feel, and from there, I must capture and share it with my audience. For me the relationships evident in the ecosystem or just in the architectural design of a flower reveal a fragility and strength much like the human spirit. That is why I find such a recharging element in spending time in or painting the natural spaces around us. I believe my unconscious motivation is to reconnect our human spirit to that of nature."

Contact Information: www.elainefrenett.com

Visit Elaine Frenett's Art Gallery for more paintings of the Harland Hand Memorial Garden.