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Imaginations from the sky

April 26, 2012 by Paul Epstein

Originally working in packaged design, Robyn Hodess became a landscape painter after a cross country plane ride sparked her imagination. Her landscapes look like they exist, somewhere, but are actually all from her head. She's come to see nature differently: "Before, I was looking at it very closely, 'Oh, look at the bud.' ... Now I'm saying, 'What are the textures in the world? What are the colors in the world?'"

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Bay Area Nature 100 Years Ago, Through the Eyes of Painter William Keith

October 17, 2011 by Aleta George

The Saint Mary's College Museum of Art is honoring California landscape painter William Keith a century after his death with 150 paintings from the college's permanent collection. "The Comprehensive Keith: A Centennial Tribute," on view through December 18, 2011, includes dozens of Bay Area views, from Pacheco Pass to San Anselmo. Some are startlingly familiar. Others are lost to roads and subdivisions. All will help you see local nature with new eyes.

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