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Liana Bird Steinmetz

Mill Valley, CA

"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."

My name is Liana Steinmetz. I am a lover of art, and all things outdoors. My passion is taking my paints outside and capturing a moment in time that expresses the soothing drama of expansive landscapes. I have been painting professionally for ten years.

I grew up in Mill Valley, where redwood forests meet the ocean and miles of grassy hills touch the bay. When I wasn’t outside exploring, I was at home, engrossed in an art project.

After graduating college, where I studied Anthropology, I had no idea what I was going to do with my life. I was lost in our fast-paced culture. I struggled with keeping up, comparing myself to others, and belonging. While wading through sadness, I came to find that the more time I spent outside in nature, the happier I felt. The more connected I was to mother earth, the more I felt like I belonged to something beautiful, meaningful and safe. And documenting that connection through painting, was very powerful and invigorating. It was a natural progression for me to create a career out of that relationship.

So here I am! Sharing my experience with you! 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.

Mount Tam Diamond Dream

Liana Steinmetz

Mount Tamalpais After Rain

Liana Steinmetz

"Turquoise and Blue"

Liana Steinmetz

Marin Headlands Spring

Liana Steinmetz

"We are Water"

Liana Steinmetz

Mount Tam From Dias Ridge

Liana Steinmetz

Mount Tam Mama

Liana Steinmetz

Hog Island Rehearsal

Liana Steinmetz