Sonoma Art Directory
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 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 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.
Teresa Camozzi creates mixed media and resin sculptures, that are intriguing, colorful, and evocative of the cycles of nature.
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 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 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.
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.
The artist Micah Schwaberow is known for his color woodblock prints, painting and gourd-making. The artist combines traditional Japanese and western techniques into his work. In fact, Micah has demonstrated the traditional art of moku-hanga, woodblock printing for the de Young Museum, Legion of Honor, San Francisco: “Much of his paper work, mainly the woodblock prints, appeared in some precious editions of typographic books, including Tuolumne, Book I, which received the highest award during festivities at Yosemite National Park.
Ellie Portner is an artist of graphite drawings, oil painting, monoprints, paper collages, welded steel, and other mixed media.
Susandra Spicer-Philpott is a Sonoma County artist of sculptures and abstract assemblages, using metal and mixed media.
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 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 Sonoma County artist Don Ajello creates sculptures in bronze and wood, ceramics, and mixed media art.
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.
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.”
Colin Talcroft is an artist and photographer known for assemblage, collage, found object art, and monoprints.
Tony Speirs is known for vintage and pop-culture inspired paintings and collaborative work, acrylics, silkscreens, life drawings, illustration, and circus posters.
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 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 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.
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.”
Elizabeth Peyton creates drawings, mixed media, botanicals, collages and watercolor paintings.
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.
Maria-Esther Sund is known for her mixed media art, creative paintings and collages. Before settling in Northern California, she was born and raised in El Salvador, and studied art at Simmons College in Boston, MA and La Universidad de Las Americas in Puebla, Mexico.
Nina Bonos creates watercolors, mixed media collages of wine country landscapes and Judaica. She also offers art prints and greeting cards.