Sonoma Art Directory
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.
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.
Anne Regan is a Sonoma County mixed media artist and painter, known for painting wildlife on granite and bicycle collages.
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 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.
Beth Changstrom works include painting, drawing, pottery, mixed media and collage.
Brian Martinelli is a mixed-media artist who specializes in sculpture, particularly metal fabrication. He often uses recycled steel as a foundation for his work, using the metal as a framework or skeleton for other media.
The artist Cat Kaufman works with assemblage, found objects, and mixed media. She is a part of the SOFA Arts district in Santa Rosa and Art Trails. A quote from the artist: “Metal is strength, yet rust is vulnerable. Wood is both nature and manufacture.”
Chris Henry is known for abstract painting using mixed media. He likes to tell a story through his paintings in a mysterious and kinetic manner.
Christine Gonzalves has been a Sonoma Valley resident, jewelry artist and mixed media artist since the early 1970’s. She is currently the President of the Arts Guild of Sonoma. Christine’s roots are in photography and ceramics. She works with encaustics, etched metals, cast silver, textiles and precious stones. Her art can be found year round at the Sonoma Art Guild off the Sonoma Plaza.
Colin Talcroft is an artist and photographer known for assemblage, collage, found object art, and monoprints.
Dannell Powell is the creator of the series, The Mannequin Chronicles – Mannequin Art for the Masses, mannequin art and books, and also a fine artist and photographer, known for vintage themes and assemblages.
Dee Dushke is an artist who creates oil paintings, prints, portraiture and mixed media. She has a B.F.A. in Painting from Sonoma State University, California.
Diana Majumdar is known for encaustic and mixed media artwork, inspired by nature. She was born and raised in Estonia, before settling in Sonoma County.
The Sonoma County artist Don Ajello creates sculptures in bronze and wood, ceramics, and mixed media art.
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.
Elizabeth Peyton creates drawings, mixed media, botanicals, collages and watercolor paintings.
Ellie Portner is an artist of graphite drawings, oil painting, monoprints, paper collages, welded steel, and other mixed media.
Fred Vedder specializes in encaustic and natural fiber art, photography and multi-media drawing. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, before settling in Sonoma County, California. He works as a visual arts instructor at Roseland University Prep (RUP), and has an art studio in the arts district of Santa Rosa.
Gerald Huth is an expressionist artist and works with collages, wood reliefs, oil paintings and sculptures. A quote from the artist: “The role of the artist is to fulfill the human expression of the time in which we live.”
Joan January is a Sonoma County painter, interested in mixed media and music interpretations. She intermingles abstract and realistic painting approaches.
Joan Shepherd is a mixed-media artist, often assembling her work from found objects.
Kirk Hinshaw is a collage artist who comes from rural North Carolina, with a whimsical and dreamlike art style. He attended art schools in Richmond, Virginia, and the San Francisco Art Institute, California. He is active in the Arts Guild of Sonoma.
The Sonoma artist Laura Hoffman works in oil painting and mixed media and uses playful lines, symbols and colors to depict women. Laura has a MA in Education from the University of San Francisco, and BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Lorraine Chapman creates paintings on silk, mixed media art, botanicals and encaustic paintings.
Lorraine Weglarz is an installation artist and painter and works in gouache, watercolor and oils.