Donna DeLaBriandais, A.I.S. Oil and Watercolor Sonoma County, California Wine Country Impressionist PleinAir artist - 2015 (c)
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Sonoma County, California.  Donna is a Plein Air Impressionist Painter:  A Signature member in the American Impressionist Society and member of California Art Club. 

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This is one of my favorite images



Donna's art background includes the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and a summer at LaRomita School of Art in Italy.  She received her BA degree from the University of San Francisco.  She is a professional artist with her signature membership in the American Impressionist society and also a member of the California Art Club.  She exhibits her work in galleries, juried exhibits, wineries and her"Artrails" open studio, each second and third weekend in October.   Donna enjoys teaching drawing and painting through the Santa Rosa Junior College and various art centers.  She is a longtime teacher and painter in oil, watercolor and drawing.

Click on her WORKSHOP pages on the upper left for upcoming workshops in watercolor, oil or drawing.  Donna is a contributor of articles on painting in art magazines and was included as a "Spotlight"with Southwest Art magazine in 2008.  Also one of her paintings was selected in the juried art collectors book by Alcove publisher, titled:  The American Art Collector - West.

Donna DeLaBriandais is a third generation native of Santa Rosa, California.  She finds inspiration for her paintings in Sonoma County and the north bay. Donna's landscape paintings reflect the beauty of the area.  Her style is painterly and spontaneous, as she expresses her impression of the subject.

ART TRAILS OPEN STUDIO #69,   10-5 PM, Sat. & Sun. OCTOBER 10,11,17,18,  fREE TOUR to view the artists catalog and map of addresses.  My studio is in Bennett Valley, #69.  Please take a drive and see the lovely countryside of vineyards, horse ranches, plus visit local wineries along the way.  The small village of Glen Ellen is nearby with great restaurants.  i HAVE LOTS OF NEW PAINTINGS TO SEE!


My painting " Solitude is on the Spring 2014 Cover of the Santa Rosa Junior College Community Education catalog. The below cover was selected for 2011.



Sunset is the best time for me to paint in the Lavender fields at Matanzas Winery. You can purchase a print of one of my paintings in their tasting room.


             Plein air painting is a french term for painting on location in the open air.

The impressionists painted on location or en plein air......My favorite time to paint is late evening when the sun is low and the shadows are long.

August 2012 link.

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