Artists of Sonoma

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Maria-Esther Sund

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.

Marsha Connell

Marsha Connell is “a Northern California artist known for her colorful and expressive landscape paintings, oils, watercolors and pastels, and her evocative Dream Vessels collages.” She is also an Adjunct Professor in the art department of Santa Rosa Junior College, and Associate Professor in Sonoma State University’s Depth Psychology Masters Program.

Mary McCrystal
Soul Fire Studio
artist, art teacher

Mary McCrystal is a Sonoma County artist who enjoys making collages and acrylic and wax painting on canvas and wood panels. A quote from the artist: “Creating art becomes a sacred practice, it is supremely reciprocal in its intentionality, and it is an honor to participate in such a mythic journey.”

Marylu Downing

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

Micah Schwaberow
artist, printmaker

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.

Monica Schwalbenberg-Pena

Monica Schwalbenberg-Pena creates mixed media and paintings about place and everyday objects: “art about the place, drawn from the land”.

Nina Bonos

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

Patrick Amiot
artist, sculptor

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.

Paula L. Peterson

Paula Peterson is active in painting, drawing, collages and mosaics. She shares her travel journal and mixed media meditations on her website.

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.

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.

Susan Cornelis

Susan Cornelis is known for her watermedia paintings, and is interested in collage, story, and meditation. She also offers mixed media painting workshops from her Sebastopol art studio.

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.

Susan Sohl

Susan Sohl paints watercolors and creates collages with Gesso, watercolors, torn papers, and acrylic inks. She also  teaches art: “I focus on individual expression and the development of a personal visual language.”

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.

Suzanne Edminster
Saltwork Studio

Suzanne Edminster, artist of Saltwork Studio, is known for her abstract paintings, mixed media, studio events, and an art blog.

Suzanne Jacquot

Suzanne Jacquot, MFA, is a professional abstract painter and teacher in Sonoma County as well as co-owner at She shows her art locally as well as nationally as well as teaches abstract art workshops at her new large studio in Sebastopol and Online. A quote from the artist: “I find that there is a vastness of life that calls to be expressed….I am exploring my own inner visual language through gestural mark making and abstract expressionism.”

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.

Tony Speirs

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