Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lisa's artwork on the cover of the November East Bay Monthly!

The East Bay Monthly, a regional magazine "of commerce and culture", is renowned for its beautiful full-color covers featuring local artists' work, and I am very pleased to announce that my painting of The Plane Tree Allée at Sunset will be featured as their November 2012 cover image.  Published since 1970, The Monthly is the oldest independently owned East Bay publication. It has a distribution of over 80,000 copies throughout the Bay Area, and I am thrilled to become one of their long line of cover artists.

Copies are distributed at many bookstores, libraries, hotels, and restaurants at no charge, and you can find all of the drop points near you at the East Bay Monthly website under Circulation. Check out the Cover Archive page to see all of the amazing artwork they have featured on their covers over the years. Museum quality prints of all of these covers - including mine - can be ordered through the website too.

Here is the description in The Monthly of the image of The Plane Tree Allée:

The Plane Tree Allée at Sunset, Crab Cove, Alameda
(gouache on heavy rag paper)

Lisa Haderlie Baker, who lives and works in Alameda, has been a painter and illustrator for over 40 years. This painting is of a row of sycamores that extend along a path that used to be part of Neptune Beach in Alameda, a huge amusement park that had its heyday between the two world wars. Called the Coney Island of the West, it had public baths, dance halls, a huge saltwater swimming pool, and roller coasters.  Now all that is left of the rowdy Neptune Beach is this quiet path between the trees, and the view of the Bay…

Most of Lisa’s paintings are of quiet, mysterious  “secret” landscapes of the Bay Area, and especially of Alameda – old neighborhoods, quiet gardens and shorelines, often at sunset or twilight. Lisa’s work is in many private collections, and is also exhibited at ACCI Gallery in Berkeley, and at Vines Café and Gallery in Alameda. She has an extensive line of greeting cards printed from her paintings available at ACCI Gallery and Castle in the Air in Berkeley, and at Books Inc in Alameda, and regularly creates commissioned pieces.  See more of her work at her artist blog, manopanthea.blogspot.com, or contact her at manopanthea@yahoo.com