McRoskey Mattress Co. is proud to be hosting San Francisco’s Open Studios artists in our 3rd Floor Factory Loft on October 22nd and 23rd. In the lead up to the Open Studios weekend, we will be featuring the artists that are showing with us in our blog.
Liana Steinmetz is a lover of art and all things outdoors. She’s been painting professionally for ten years. Her passion is taking her paints outside and capturing a moment in time that expresses the soothing drama of expansive landscapes.
Liana grew up in Marin County, California where redwood forests meet the ocean and miles of grassy hills touch the bay. When she wasn’t outside exploring, she was at home, engrossed in an art project. After graduating from college, where she studied Anthropology, Liana was lost in the fast-paced culture, and struggled with keeping up, comparing herself to others, and belonging. While wading through the sadness, she came to find that the more time she spent outside in nature, the happier she felt. The more connected she was to the mother earth, the more she felt like she belonged to something beautiful, meaningful and safe. Liana felt documenting that connection through painting was very powerful and invigorating, so it became a natural progression for her to create a career out of that relationship.
So far, Liana has been showing her work around the San Francisco Bay Area. She exhibited her bold, landscape paintings at the WALK IN THE PARK show at Village Theater Art Gallery, Danville, California, in the Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, California, and at the San Francisco Open Studios.
I hope my paintings will speak to that part of you that also appreciates and identifies with the magic of the outdoors. I hope they will inspire you to take a deep breath and remind you that you are also part of the earth. I hope they make you feel good.
Painting is a spiritual experience for me. I am not sure who listens to me when I pray, or who sees me when I look up at the stars at night. But I do have profound gratitude for Mother Earth, and her natural beauty I get to be a part of every day. I cannot imagine a more fulfilling way to spend my time on earth, than making paintings in her honor. Every one is a tribute to this wonderful planet of wild things we call home.
This is also true…”There are moments when I see a landscape and it is so beautiful to me, it is overwhelming to look at. My heart jumps out of my chest, I want to be the land. I want to be the rain, the wind, the clouds. However I am just a human in a tiny body. So I humbly accept my place and do what I can to show my gratitude and awe for the land – I paint it.”
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