Beryl Landau calls her work “symbolic landscape”. The acrylic paintings depict geographical locations but evoke inner feelings. Each landscape draws the viewer into a particular space and mood. Landau’s clear colors range from high contrasts to subtle gradations. The subjects vary from familiar California scenes and cityscapes to more exotic settings from her travels. Some of the images are close-ups while others show more farsighted views. Beryl Landau lives in San Francisco and teaches art at Holy Names University in Oakland. She received BFA and MFA degrees from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her teachers included Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff and Joan Brown.