Artists of Sonoma



Sonoma Art Directory

painting and drawing

Debbie Harding

Debbie Harding is known for her fine art oil paintings and pastels, landscapes, portraits, and florals.

Dee Andreini

The artist Dee Andreini is known for plein air oils, acrylics, and landscape paintings. She was born in San Francisco, and grew up in Northern California. Dee has a Fine Arts Degree from the California State College of Sonoma.

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.


Denise Leite is a Petaluma artist that paints human figures in a surreal, circus like world. She calls it “psychological alchemy”.

Diana Lee
artist, etcher

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 Scratchabout her techniques with black and white and color scratchboaring.

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.

Don Van Amerongen

The artwork of Don Van Amerongen is influenced by art history, music and travel. Art history gives him perspective and music often matches his personal energy while he works. Living and traveling in several cultures, Don has developed compassion and empathy for other peoples, cultures and experiences, and “the gift of seeing another perspective”

Don has a BFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, and also studied painting and printmaking at Sonoma State University. He also holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the Kendall School of Design, Michigan.

Donna DeLaBriandais
artist, art teacher

The Sonoma county native, Donna DeLaBriandais is a plein air Impressionist painter who specializes in California landscape paintings. Donna also enjoys teaching, and offers workshops in watercolors, oil painting and drawing. Donna attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and a summer at LaRomita School of Art in Italy. She received a B.A. degree from the University of San Francisco.

Elizabeth Peyton

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.

Erik Chipchase
Mercenary Graphics
artist, illustrator

Erik Chipchase is known for artworks in letterpress, hot metal type, silkscreen and digital media. His subject matters often reflect his love for fin de siecle posters, early 20th century advertising, military subject matters, and historical detail.

artist, architect

Frank Krueger (1926-2003) was an architect and artist who worked in various media. He was a member of the National Watercolor Society, a prize winner in various shows, and an officer and member of the Arts Guild of Sonoma for many years.


Gayle Manfre is an artist and educator who was born in San Francisco, and moved to Sonoma in 1980. She works in watercolors and acrylics, and directs children on mural projects. Gayle also works for the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, leading the “Arts Rewards the Students” program.

artist, printmaker

Gen Zorich is a Sonoma County painter and printmaker and produces Sonoma area landscapes and abstracts.


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.

Gerald  Huth

Gerald Huth is an expressionist artist and works with collages, paintings, sculptures. A quote from the artist: “The role of the artist is to fulfill the human expression of the time in which we live.”

Helen Mehl
artist, teacher

Helen Mehl is an artist and art teacher who is interested in conveying wellness and Feng Shui through her work. She combines brightly painted colors, layers, textures and symbols. Helen received her Master of Arts degree at San Jose State University, and a B.A. degree from Stanford University in history and art. Helen has taught art in California, Pennsylvania and Hawaii.

Helene Minelli

Artist Helene Minelli (1918-2010) was a native of Sonoma Valley, born on a ranch in 1918, and the Valley inspired her lifelong creative works. Her mediums were oil, acrylic, and especially watercolor. She dedicated an impressive amount of service to the local art community, including: President of the Sonoma Valley Art Center and Gallery, later known as Valley of the Moon Art Association; founder of the North Coast Viticulture Art Exhibit and Sales; Trustee on the Board of Society of Western Artists; and Judge for the Society of Western Artists, San Francisco.

Henry White

Henry White is an artist and musician that uses oil paints to create sweeping Sonoma landscapes, still lifes and portraits. His work is on display at the Upstairs Art Gallery in Healdsburg, Towers Gallery in Cloverdale, and Riverfront Art Gallery in Petaluma.

Holly Jordan

The Sonoma artist Holly Jordan creates paintings and monotypes, using Xerox transfer, dry point, chin colle and mixed media. Holly studied at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.


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.

Irene Rowley

Irene Rowley began this website and writes a blog, to promote the fine artists of Sonoma County. She is a fine artist, painter and illustrator, who grew up oil pointing, acrylic painting and drawing landscapes and portraiture<. Irene has a B.A. in English and Studio Art from the University of California, Davis and works in web development and creative services. Irene simply loves art! Sonoma County is a beautiful place to paint!

Jackie Lee

Jackie Lee draws with pen and ink, and paints “free form” landscapes, wildlife and pet portraits, and still life compositions.

James Reynolds

James Reynolds creates oil paintings and pastels of landscapes, wildlife and portraits.

Jan Cregan Steiner

Jan Steiner is a fine artist who works with oil paints, acrylics, colored pencils and watercolor. Her subject matter includes children, botanicals and animals.


Janet Moore lives and paints in the northern California fishing village of Bodega Bay. She paints the coastal landscapes in a minimalistic style.


The artist Joan Hoffmann uses oil paints to render landscapes of Sonoma, “wild habitats” and western skies. She has written several art books, available for Kindle readers: Paint with Intention, Paint with Purpose, Back to Nature, and Off Trail.

Kindle books by Joan Hoffmann:

Kindle books by Joan Hoffman


Joanne Tepper is known for her oil paintings of still life and birds. Her art was featured on the cover of the 2014 ArtTrails Catalog. She has a B.A. in Fine Art from the University of California, Los Angeles.


John Farnsworth is a landscape artist, painting with oils on canvas on location in Sonoma, Marin and Mendocino counties.

Joseph Jaqua

Joe Jaqua creates playful interior, figurative works and urbanscapes.