Donna DeLaBriandais, A.I.S. Oil and Watercolor Sonoma County, California Wine Country Impressionist PleinAir artist - 2016 (c)
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FIRST SUNDAY SUNSET PLEIN AIR PAINTOUTS - Join me, no fee, no instruction.  I will put the location and information each month on the "First Sunday Sunset Plein Air Paintout," click on the label to the left of this message and it will take you to the next paintout information.  This is a loosely arranged gathering for artists. You can e mail me or just show up and following the information I put on this web site.  There is no instruction; no cost; paint on your own. Just a good location to paint with other friendly artists and to inspire your creativity.  4:00 pm to Sunset (7-8 pm). Bring your set up and enjoy the evening light to paint on location. p.s. Occasionally I offer an instructional workshop on plein air painting, contact me  by e mail if interested.



"Sunset is the best time for me to paint in the lavender fields at Matanzas Creek Winery. Visit the 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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