We are a unique and diversified group of artists who share a passion for saving and preserving our Bay Area environment. As artists we feel fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of our country and to be able to enjoy the unspoiled and undeveloped land that is all around us. One day we might hike up Mount Diablo to find the perfect view, canoe down the Russian River or set up our easels under the Golden Gate Bridge waiting for the sunset. We feel that we can contribute to the preservation of this treasure by capturing its beauty in our art.
We contribute one half of the proceeds from our sales to one of the many environmental groups involved with preserving these lands, shores and waterways. As of May 2011, Baywood Artists became a nonprofit and fiscally-sponsored project of MarinLink in San Rafael. Becoming a nonprofit under MarinLink has greatly helped BayWood Artists realize its goals.
We all bring our own personal style and talent to one unified goal that is to create our own vision of the landscape and then to share it with like-minded supporters. We find great satisfaction in creating beautiful art that stands alone and also serves as a vehicle to perpetuate our unique environment.
Watch a segment of Bay Area Backroads with Doug McConnell, highlighting the BayWood Artists painting in West Marin. You’ll see why they love what they do.
Discover who has inspired the BayWood Artists over the years. These trusted advisors have helped set their course and lent valuable advice and assistance over the years.
Learn how BayWood Artists began their journey with three women painters wanting to make a difference for the environment. They began by gathering a group of like-minded painters to produce a successful exhibition each year to benefit the environment.
Read the guiding environmental purpose of BayWood Artists. This is the rudder keeping the group on course. The vision of the three founders has carried the group
Read the glowing comments from environmental groups, art collectors and more to see what people are saying about the work of BayWood Artists. They raise awareness of environmental causes and make donations to groups who protect and preserve the land, all through plein air painting exhibitions.