These are artists I have personally visited. Some are in ARTrails, some are in Art at the Source, some are in both, and some are independent.
landscapes using unexpected vibrant colors and muted shades giving an almost
surrealistic feel. Latest work features oil on board. Lots of seascapes with
fog and smoke... interesting play with light. Makes me want to be there.
9610 Rio Vista Rd
colorful flowers abound in oil and acrylic! Provincial scenes, vineyards,
creeping vines, baskets of bloom, sunflowers, and lavendar. Lots of prints
and cards available. Friendly and uplifting subject matter.
1549 E. Foothill Dr
Santa Rosa 525-8437
artist - the one who deserves to be framed in an ornate gold frame and hung
in an all-important prominence above the fireplace position. Museum quality
work. It's no wonder that he is also selling his less-than-stellar early work.
He is collectable!
3563 Alturia Hts
Santa Rosa 591-9327
is very frustrating to me that an artist of this quality does not yet have
a webpage to send you to. Jewelry made with precious metals and semi-precious
stones crafted in an interesting and wearable fashion.
1416 Quail Ct
Santa Rosa 538-8557
turned wood bowls and other objects. What can only be termed an improvement
on nature. Absolutely gorgeous!
8891 Avila Ln
and watercolor landscapes, figures, and animals. I love the crone clown series
and the whimsical animals. Captures a moment in time. Vibrancy and form mixed
with folly. A nice combination!
16120 Watson Rd
Artists change and as they do their styles change. I loved her bold large figured women with sagging breasts and huge bulbous thighs. Now she is doing more introverted work in pastels with a more moderate controlled stroke. Where is she now I wonder? I have been looking for her all day....
is like walking art! Ever since I met him at Popeye's in Sebastopol when he
was sporting a swath of green hair and green cowboy boots to match, I have
loved him! You might see one of his special cars driving around town. They
look like something out of a cartoon. Or you may have seen one of his Cirque
du Silly shows at First Night in Santa Rosa featuring sculpted form creatures
come to life through the magic of puppetry. Or perhaps you've seen one of
his giant statue/pedestals fashioned out of paper machie representing giant
koi or some other undefinable object de arte. Green amuses me with his huge
colorful canvases of pool playing samurai or his acrylic aquarium on display
at one of his favorite sushi haunts. I know where he's been because I know
he's bee trading art for sushi!
Some artists go on to other things...very successful commercial artists producing tens of thousands of pieces of fine porcelain every year. Do you miss it, I ask? "The first ten thousand pieces was fun. The second ten thousand not so much and finally you just keep on producing because you have orders to fill and it's a job." Now they have retired to other pursuits. I am lucky enough to have several of their pieces in my home. Their kilns and studio lay dormant. Who knows? Maybe they will begin anew someday - we can only hope.