Baumann sets his sites on one of the largest urban parks in the world: Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The park, which includes Alcatraz, the Marin Headlands, and the original military fortifications surrounding San Francisco, was conceived as part of a trend to make national park resources more accessible to urban populations. Interviews include Frank Heaney, Alcatraz prison guard, Heather Booth, park interpretive ranger, and Stephen Haller, civil war historian. Baumann completes his journey... [see more] by painting the high dunes of Fort Funston and Ocean Beach.
Acclaimed landscape painter Stefan Baumann's art reflects his commitment to ecology and the preservation of the natural environment.Baumann hikes deep into the United States' National Parks (including Yellowstone and Sequoia National Parks in California; Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon and the Grand Canyon National Park - North Rim in Arizona), to share his passion for nature and art. In each episode, he applies the realist theory of the Old Masters into environmentally inspired paintings. Baumann's treks encompass every aspect of the park, focusing on the plants, wildlife and the geologic and human history.