Sonoma Art Directory
Irene Rowley began this website and writes a blog, to promote the fine artists of Sonoma County. She is a fine artist, painter and illustrator, who grew up oil pointing, acrylic painting and drawing landscapes and portraiture<. Irene has a B.A. in English and Studio Art from the University of California, Davis and works in web development and creative services. Irene simply loves art! Sonoma County is a beautiful place to paint!
Jackie Lee draws with pen and ink, and paints “free form” landscapes, wildlife and pet portraits, and still life compositions.
Jak Wonderly is a photographer from Santa Rosa, California, known for fine photography of vintage items, horses, vineyards, and farms. His work has appeared in National Geographic and other national magazines. He works primarily outdoors for clients who appreciate an earthy and adventurous aesthetic.
M.C. Carolyn is a Sonoma County artist known for her stone sculptures, painting in oils, acrylics and mixed mediums, mixed media artwork on paper, and public art commissions. A quote: “Starting with the human figure and then moving beyond it’s traditional shapes I explore the possibilities of not being predictable, nor violent but always speaking visually of the human condition.” M.C. has a BA in Painting from the University of California at Berkeley, graduate studies at the San Francisco Art Institute, and researched abroad on Prehistoric, Copper Age, Bronze Age art, temples and tombs.
Paula Peterson is active in painting, drawing, collages and mosaics. She shares her travel journal and mixed media meditations on her website.
Susan Greer is a plein air artist and currently serves on the Steering Committee for the Arts Council of Sonoma County. She has also served on the Art Trails steering committee and the Sonoma County Museum Board. “I love exploring the transient light of California coastal lands, and ways in which the ordinary become extraordinary with each passing hour. I paint out-of-doors, or plein air, whenever possible.”
Abby Bard creates handwoven clothing out of rayon, chenille, cotton, silk and wool yarns, in uniquely blended colors.
Abigail Zimmerman is known for painting sensory impressions of California landscapes. She also keeps a blog about the food, wine and art of Sonoma, known as Abi’s Farmhouse Kitchen.
Alexis Greenberg has a photography studio in Healdsburg, California and works as a freelance photographer, art consultant and art teacher. She specializes in photographing landscapes and the people she encounters traveling. Alexis was born in Maryland and studied photography at Glen Echo Park, The Holton-Arms School, The Corcoran Gallery of Art and Syracuse University.
Alice Rhodes is a mixed media artist who often uses found objects to build her art with. Some of her works include individual books made out of coffee filters, sewn together and painted.
Artist Anina Porter Fuller comes from an artistic family on the East Coast, that includes the painter Fairfield Porter and photographer Eliot Porter (her uncles and mentors), and the poet Anne Porter. Anina resides in Sonoma County and specializes in oil painting directly from nature. She also leads Art Week trips each summer to the Great Spruce Head Island, Maine.
Anji Bartholf is an artist who weaves contemporary abstract tapestries on a six foot countermarche Cranbrook floor loom in her Sonoma studio. This slow, accumulative process imbues each piece with a sense of rhythms and cycles, of time and season, of growth and change.
Ann Hollister combines watercolor, acrylic and calligraphy into her paintings. Her style can be abstract and dreamlike. Formerly she was a commercial artist.
At Leech Studios, Phil and Ann create jewelry designs with silver, gold, and select stones. Ann is a native of Indiana with a degree from the University of Cincinnati, School of Design, Art & Architecture. Ann is also an interior designer, painter and printmaker.
Anne Regan is a Sonoma County mixed media artist and painter, known for painting wildlife on granite and bicycle collages.
Barbara Aliza utilizes a variety of natural and acrylic materials. Her work explores the complexity of surface, the beauty of imperfection and, ultimately, survival.
Barbara Crow is an artist of abstracts, gestural paintings and mixed media collages. She has a B.A. in Art History from George Washington University, and has studied at the SOMA School of Art, San Francisco.
Barbara Hoffmann has worked for 40 years with pottery and sculptural stoneware. She specializes in high, gas fired, reduction stoneware, as well as wood-fire, salt glaze, porcelain, earthenware and Raku.
Barbara Jacobs is known for drawing, painting in a variety of media, pastels, digital art, monotypes, and mixed media. Her fine art and her designs range from the ‘painterly’ to more structured, sometimes including historic or intercultural design references or whimsical motifs.
Barbara Jacobsen is a collage artist and painter. She developed what she calls a journeybook, which is a series of collages pasted into old books. She also collaborates and mentors a group of collage artists, and their story is chronicled in the book Living Into Art: Journeys Through Collage by Lindsay Whitings.
Barbara Kelley is known for printmaking, monoprints, engravings, oil paintings, and encaustics. She owns and works from the Moon Catcher Studios at The Sea Ranch and Santa Rosa, California.
Barbara Tocher creates jewelry with ceramic beads, ceramics, sculptures and candles. Her jewelry often contains elements from Africa and the Middle East.
Bernadette Howard is a contemporary artist known for her pastels, watercolors and oil paintings.
Bert Kaplan is a Sonoma County artist whose paintings and pastel artwork is inspired by nature.
Beth Changstrom works include painting, drawing, pottery, mixed media and collage.
Beverly Prevost is a clay artist who specializes in stoneware, pottery, handmade dinnerware, and handmade vessels. She graduated from the University of Georgia with an MFA in Ceramics and has lived in the Sonoma Valley since 1970. She is also a founding member of the Arts Guild of Sonoma and the Sonoma Valley Jazz Society.
The Sonoma County artist Bill Gittins paints both in plein air and in the studio using acrylics and oils. Bill is primarily a painter of land, water and sky.