Donna DeLaBriandais, A.I.S. Oil and Watercolor Sonoma County, California Wine Country Impressionist PleinAir artist - 2016 (c)
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FIRST SUNDAY PLEIN AIR PAINTOUTS - Join me, no fee, no instructions.  I will put the location and information each month on this web page.  This is a loosely arranged gathering.  No need to RSVP or e mail, just show up if you can and following the information I put below on this web site.  There is no instruction; paint on your own. Just a good location to paint with other friendly artists and to inspire your creativity.  4:00 pm to Sunset (8 pm). Bring your set up and enjoy the evening light to paint on location. p.s. Occasionally I offer a workshop on plein air painting, contact me if interested.

Sunday June 5th, we will meet at Spring Lake Park,Santa Rosa, to paint, go into the Hoen Summerfield entrance side of the park.  There is an entrance fee of $7. or it is free if you have an annual membership to the regional parks (I recommend it).  Turn right at the entrance booth  and drive around to the parking area nearest where you see tall Eucapedus trees, paths to the lake.  Look for my red tablecloth on the picnic table.  I will be at there at 4:00 PM.  Join me or walk to find whatever inspires you.  We will meet again at the same picnic table just before sunset, 7:30ish pm for a show of artwork and chat.  Sunset is the best time to paint, with long shadows, and the evening light is calm and the air is cool.  Join if you can. Google map will guide you for directions. There are two entrances, so be sure you go off Summerfield rd./ Hoen to Newanga entrance.   


 "Sunset is the best time for me to paint in the lavender fields at Matanzas Creek Winery. Visit their tasting room to see the limited edition print they made from one of my lavender paintings."

To contact Donna go to the link at the bottom of this page.


Autumn Marsh, Annadel Park (sold)



Donna studied at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and graduated from  the University of San Francisco.   She spent a summer at LaRomita School of Art in Italy.  Donna 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 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.  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.


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.

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