Sonoma Art Directory
painting and drawing
Barbara Aliza utilizes a variety of natural and acrylic materials. Her work explores the complexity of surface, the beauty of imperfection and, ultimately, survival.
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.
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.
Pat Meier-Johnson is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and a fine artist of Sonoma County, painting with oils on linen panels. Her paintings depict scenes from around the world, and from everyday life in the northern California wine country. “It is my own selfish pleasure to create these paintings and my joy to share them with people who are moved by them.”
John Farnsworth is a landscape artist, painting with oils on canvas on location in Sonoma, Marin and Mendocino counties.
Phyllis Calvin Thomas paints Northern California and Sonoma landscapes. She often works with oil paints and a palette knife.
Thomas Creed creates California landscape paintings and murals in a traditional and realistic style.
Abigail Zimmerman is known for painting sensory impressions of California landscapes. She also keeps a blog about the food, wine and art of Sonoma, known as Abi’s Farmhouse Kitchen.
Bernadette Howard is a contemporary artist known for her pastels, watercolors and oil paintings.
Bert Kaplan is a Sonoma County artist whose paintings and pastel artwork is inspired by nature.
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.
David Kingwill is an abstract artist from Sebastopol, California. He paints with bright acrylics on canvas.
Denise Leite is a Petaluma artist that paints human figures in a surreal, circus like world. She calls it “psychological alchemy”.
George Dawnay paints figures, portraits and murals. He began decorative mural painting in Italy working with Alexander Hamilton in the mid-1990′s. George’s murals now grace buildings in Larkspur, Tiburon, Monterey, and Sonoma.
Irene Guidici Ehret is a watercolor artist who was born and grew up in the small town of Angels Camp, California. She teaches classes in intermediate and advanced watercolor, and nature journaling. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. She has had one-woman shows in Maryland, Italy, Rhode Island, Virginia, and California.
Karina Nishi Marcus is known for her expressionist and abstract art. Look for the Nishi Studio in Sebastopol, California.
Lucy Martin creates watercolor paintings, mushroom paintings, and mushroom prints, burnt landscapes, and bird art.
Ruby Newman works in a variety of mediums on canvas, paper and prepared panels, also on custom mural designs. She enjoys creating abstracts, contemporary Plein Air landscapes, and figurative and still life studies. Ruby majored in Theatrical Design at the Carnegie Mellon University. She worked for the Santa Fe Opera, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts and the International Opera Barga in Italy. She also worked over ten years on public projects through the San Francisco Art Commission, including several mural works and the restoration of the 1914 Golden Gate Park Carousel.
Serena Hazard creates expressionistic and abstract paintings. Here subjects include the forces of nature in landscapes, and birds in flight.
Tom Berto is known for crisp, colorful and photo-realistic paintings. His medium of choice is acrylic paints, and he offers Giclée prints in signed and numbered limited editions.
Vicki Folkerts-Coots is known for her oil and pastel landscapes with sweeping brushstrokes. Born in Oregon, she now lives and has an art studio in Sonoma County.
Sherrie Lovler offers a combination of nature art and poetry. Her poems and calligraphic paintings are featured in her books, Two As One: Poems From a New Love, and On Softer Ground: Poetry, Poems and Calligraphy. In her newest book, twenty-four paintings and poems illuminate the magnificent possibilities of creation.
Diana Lee (died 2016) created fine art scratchboard renderings, and taught for the International Society of Scratchboard Artists. Her etchings are on white kaolin clay (porcelain) and sprayed with a layer of thin black ink.
Lee also wrote the book Starting From Scratch, about her techniques with black and white and color scratchboaring.