The City of San Francisco is a mecca for culture and the arts and the perfect city for mural art inspiration! It is home to some of the world’s most beautiful architecture and in my opinion some of the world’s most beautiful nature. It is also home to famous artists and innovators. The murals crafter across the Bay Area from so many dedicated creators reflects this energy and has shaped a very special charm to our lovely California coast.
Speaking of incredible Bay Area architecture, San Francisco is known for beautiful structures like The Golden Gate Bridge, Grace Cathedral, The Painted Ladies, and the Transamerica Pyramid. Fabulous murals such as the iconic MaestraPeace mural is an example of art valued in San Francisco. This type of art can be scene in many different forms and mediums within the city’s diverse neighborhoods.
Painting Murals in San Francisco
I have been painting murals in San Francisco for over 20 years and I absolutely love it. My professional life has mostly been dedicated to painting murals for the local Bay Area community including local businesses and residential locations. I believe my passion and love for the San Francisco Bay is reflected in my art. I am inspired by the nature that surrounds me, the architecture, and of course the people of San Francisco!
History of Art in the San Francisco Bay Area
It’s a long list of reasons why I love California so much and the city of San Francisco. The fresh smell of eucalyptus and sea breeze, the rolling hills of California and the rich history of how American culture has shaped and been shaped by the Bay Area. The San Francisco Gold Rush of 1858 transformed the city’s population from a few hundred to over 35,000 people in just over 5 years. From 1860 to 1880 the city of San Francisco doubled and doubled again. The Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 caused much destruction to almost 80% of the City of San Francisco and destroyed most of the downtown area.
Pan America Unity by Diego Rivera
After the great fire, the 20th century was kind to San Francisco and the city became a mecca for visual artists. The City of San Francisco has offered many contributions to the world of art including developments in Abstract Expressionism and it’s support for art has paved the way to a city known for public art and murals.
San Francisco Murals and Public Art
The Women’s Building is home to the MaestraPeace. This is absolutely one of the most stunning murals in all of San Francisco and a true inspiration. This historic mural was painted by Juana Alicia, Miranda Bergman, Edythe Boone, Susan Kelk Cervantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton and Irene Perez.