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.”
Wine Country Wood, the Etsy store, is run by a husband and wife team that creates items for the home out of reclaimed wine barrels from Sonoma County wineries. The barrel wood is brought back to life and each piece has unique character. Their favorite materials are reclaimed/recycled wood, Oak, Redwood, and Cedar.
Sophie Acheson works primarily in printmaking, handmade papers and the book arts. Her miniature gold leaf paintings are created with oil paint and 23K gold leaf on dyed handmade paper.
The artist Valerie Adams creates one-of-a-kind fused glass artwork and lighting, functional and decorative serving pieces, garden art and glass jewelry. A quote from the artist: “I’m continually thrilled by the almost magical aspect of transforming glass from individual sharp bits into luscious design elements that beg to be touched.”
Roxanna Ahlborn creates finely hand-painted purses and accessories, known as wearable art and fiber graphics, and also limited edition art prints. “All of my handpainted purses are one of a kind pieces of art.” Roxy attended the California College of Arts and is a native of Sonoma County.
Donna Ahlstrand has been creating art gourds for over ten years. She also creates bright and fun clay jewelry, Dreamcatchers, and other crafts for the home.
The Sonoma County artist Don Ajello creates sculptures in bronze and wood, ceramics, and mixed media art.
Patricia Akay is a native Californian artist and art teacher, who specializes in oil painting and watercolor. Akay enjoys painting the Sonoma Wine Country in its ever changing seasons, its historical buildings, landscapes, vineyards and the field workers. She attended the California College of the Arts in Oakland and for a time ran “the Gallery” in Burlingame.
Roberta S. Alexandra lives concurrently in Sonoma County, California and London, England. She is known for mixed media paintings, emphasizing encaustic and water-based 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.
Patrick Amiot is a Sebastopol sculptor and metal artist who uses found objects to create whimsical sculpture “junk art”. Many are on display in the downtown streets of Sebastopol. In fact his work has become one of Sebastopol’s tourist attractions. Before taking up junk art, Patrick was a ceramic artist.
Brooks Anderson is a painter of large-scale landscapes, cloudscapes, seascapes and abstracts, and has painted in Los Angeles, Maine and the south of France. He resides now in Sonoma County. His work can be found in numerous collections, including the Philbrook Museum in Tulsa. He has a B.F.A. from California State University
The artist Dee Andreini is known for plein air oils, acrylics, and landscape paintings. She was born in San Francisco, and grew up in Northern California. Dee has a Fine Arts Degree from the California State College of Sonoma.
David Antonio is an abstract artist and painter. A quote from the artist: “For me, art has always been a portal to a parallel world.” David has a B.F.A. in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, among other degrees.
Karen Ellen Arendell is an artist who paints symbolic and expressive paintings and signage. She has a background in design, fine art, photography, writing and art direction. Her favorite materials include acrylic, watercolor, ink, marker, pencil, paper, metal, and wood.
Warren Arnold is known for his abstract and figurative sculpture. He is the artist of the Whale Project, a series of large sculpted marble whale totems, shown in public places up and down the California coast.
Gerald Arrington creates stoneware, wheel-thrown and altered ceramics that are inspired by nature. His work includes sculptural teapots, vases, urns, fountains and reflection bowls.
Kareem Assab is a Sonoma County artist who paints expresssive and colorful abstract paintings with acrylics.
Sally Baker is a watercolor artist of Sebastopol, California. She received a B.A. from the University of Southern California, and taught fine arts at Healdsburg High School for 20 years before retirement. Her subject matter includes desert landscapes, and a still life series that focuses on Asian artifacts, kimonos and bamboo.
Maria Bales is known for her paintings of Sonoma farms, rural landscapes, crows and some abstractions. She works in watercolor, oils, acrylics and colored pencil. She is also a knitting artist.
Susan R. Ball paints still life and landscapes in a realistic and impressionistic style. A quote from the artist: “With paint I have the tools to illuminate my subject and convey a tangible personal interpretation to connect with my audience.”
Mandy Bankson is an abstract painter, often working on large canvas with acrylics. A quote from the artist: “I paint abstractly because I am lured by the risk of plunging into the unknown to express the beauty and complexity of life.”
Abby Bard creates handwoven clothing out of rayon, chenille, cotton, silk and wool yarns, in uniquely blended colors.
T Barny creates elegant abstract sculpture in stone and bronze. His studio,
gallery and sculpture gardens are located in beautiful Alexander Valley, CA. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, T Barny takes his exploration of shape and form to a new level of science and design. By using ancient carving techniques alongside modern power tools, he creates visually stunning Mobius, curvilinear and super-ellipsoid designs in bronze, wood, water, steel and stone
Jane E. Baron takes photographs and creates photo essays from around the world, including photography of landscapes, flowers, and people.