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.

Jane R. Hofstetter, N.W.S.

An artist, instructor, and juror, who studied at the University of California at Berkeley, and the Chouinard Art Institute at Los Angeles, Jane has enjoyed traveling and teaching for over 20 years. She has received over 200 art awards and is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, and the Midwest Watercolor Society. She is also listed in the “World Who’s Who of Women”. The artist has painted and visited in over 20 countries. She has taught watercolor painting extensively throughout Europe and other parts of the world. Her work has appeared in many national as well as international books, magazines, and catalogues. In 1998 she had a retrospective exhibit at the Triton Museum of Art. Her book, Seven Keys to Great Paintings, features paintings of the Harland Hand Garden.

The artist moved the Golden Gate Bridge so that it appears closer.

Creating a Garden Landscape

Ms. Hofstetter transforms personal observation and some of her own and the owner's photos into a painting that captures the poetry of the garden: See Hofstetter Art Gallery