Trail Guide Cover Art

Trail Guide Cover Art2024-05-16T09:18:54-07:00

Check out the artists that grace the covers of SF on the Bay Trail Guides!

Emeryville Trail Guide Featured Art – Maria SantoStefano

Cover art: Emeryville Marina No. 1, 11”x14”, oil on canvas “Plein air painting in the Bay Area captured my interest upon my very first classes with Anne Marie Glover and her mother, the late great landscape painter, Pam Glover. They introduced me not only to the joy of painting outdoors, but the rich legacy of East Bay painters such as The Outsiders, Lundy and Louis Siegriest and the Society of Six. With every painting, I try to find that sweet spot where the beauty of the scene meets the lush dimensional qualities of the oil paint itself.” –Maria SantoStefano

Alameda Trail Guide Featured Art – Marie Massey

Cover art: The Red Umbrella 12”x12”, oil on hardboard. Private collection. “As an avid plein air painter for 23 years, I find water fascinating and fun to paint. I love the transparency, the reflective quality, and the movement of water. Alameda is a town rich with inspiration for the plein air painter and I was inspired by this lagoon-side home. It was great fun to paint with its distinctive architecture, bright garden with a stately King Palm, and its brilliant red umbrella reflecting in the waters of the Grand Street Lagoon.” –Marie Massey, winner of the Frank Bette Center for the Arts 2021 PAPO Award