Artists of Sonoma

Sonoma Art Directory

mixed media

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Mardi Storm
artist, sculptor

Mardi Storm is a west Sonoma artist who enjoys painting, nature photography, mixed media, and creating large scale sculpture that merges life with art. She also offers “soul painting” workshops for artists.

Chris Henry

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.

Joan January

Joan January is a Sonoma County painter, interested in mixed media and music interpretations. She intermingles abstract and realistic painting approaches.

Joan Shepherd

Joan Shepherd is a mixed-media artist, often assembling her work from found objects.

Teresa Camozzi
sculptor, artist

Teresa Camozzi creates mixed media and resin sculptures, that are intriguing, colorful, and evocative of the cycles of nature.

Thena Trygstad

Thena Trygstad creates unique sculptures and assemblages out of salvage and found objects. She began with gourds using a mini jigsaw, a wood burning tool, glue, paper clay, dyes and acrylic paints. She discovered that salvage yards and second hand stores provide a wonderful treasure trove of materials. Her work is on display at the Arts Guild of Sonoma gallery.

Susan Heeringa-Pieper

Susan Heeringa-Pieper uses a combination of mixed media including bees wax, wire, found objects, and oil and acrylic paints. She holds a degree in art is from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with an associate degree in graphic arts.

Her work can be viewed at the Arts Guild of Sonoma, the Rhapsody in downtown Sonoma, and the Barking Dog in Boyes Hot Springs.

Dannell Powell

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.


Audrey Von Hawley
Sonoma Collage Studio

Audrey Von Hawley is a collage artist, and featured in the book on the Sonoma Collage Studio, Living Into Art: Journeys Through Collage by Lindsay Whitings.

Alice Rhodes

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.

Ellie Portner

Ellie Portner is an artist of graphite drawings, oil painting, monoprints, paper collages, welded steel, and other mixed media.

Susandra Spicer-Philpott
sculptor, mixed media artist

Susandra Spicer-Philpott is a Sonoma County artist of sculptures and abstract assemblages, using metal and mixed media.

Christine Gonzalves
artist, jewelry artist

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.

Brian Martinelli
artist, sculptor

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.

Don Ajello

The Sonoma County artist Don Ajello creates sculptures in bronze and wood, ceramics, and mixed media art.

Cat Kaufman

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.”

Tony Speirs

Tony Speirs is known for vintage and pop-culture inspired paintings and collaborative work, acrylics, silkscreens, life drawings, illustration, and circus posters.

Dee Dushkes

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.

Sophie Acheson

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.

Barbara Crow

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.

Carolyn Wilson

Carolyn Wilson specializes in watercolor, collage and mixed media.

Fred Vedder
artist, textile artist, visual arts educator

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.

Elizabeth Peyton

Elizabeth Peyton creates drawings, mixed media, botanicals, collages and watercolor paintings.

Diana Majumdar
mixed media artist

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.

Nina Bonos

Nina Bonos creates watercolors, mixed media collages of wine country landscapes and Judaica. She also offers art prints and greeting cards.

Rae Ann Williams

Rae Ann Williams is Sonoma County artist. Her primary focus is watercolor, but she also is interested in collages.

Roberta S. Alexander

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.

Anne Regan

Anne Regan is a Sonoma County mixed media artist and painter, known for painting wildlife on granite and bicycle collages.

Laura Hoffman
artist, art educator

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.

Marylu Downing

Marylu Downing creates mixed media artworks that have colorful, contemporary and enhanced narratives.