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Sonoma County Landscape

We've always admired Bill Shelley's wet way with the watercolor medium. In this latest piece, "Bay Hill Road", Bill presents an intriguing, extreme perspective and pushes the landscape close to abstraction by flattening the essential shapes.

Sonoma County - Bay Hill Road

Sonoma County – Bay Hill Road
30" x 22", watercolor

March 10th, 2009 - 10:54


Winter Marches On

As winter passes by, we would like to share with you one more winter-inspired series as a wrap up of the season. “Vanilla Dream” from Jennifer Squires is a perfect fit. A lovely reminder of the beauty of black and white photography. Jennifer took this photo during a February thaw this year; capturing a low lying blanket of fog that perfectly sets off the stark beauty of the bare tree.

Vanilla Dream

Another of Jennifer's winter scenes, "Latent Beauty" was shot on a recent trip to one of Canada's wine regions, Niagara-On-The-Lake.

Latent Beauty

These images are available for sale via Squire’s online store and more of her work can be viewed at www.jennifersquires.ca.

March 9th, 2009 - 11:11


Diverse Impressions: Bay Area Abstraction

Early Spring

Mirang Wonne has a number of pieces in the Diverse Impressions: Bay Area Abstraction show at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, California. Even in her abstract work, Mirang retains an intrinsic connection to the rhythms of nature. Included in the show is one of our favorites, "Early Spring," a triptych in acrylic, charcoal, pastel and mixed media on panels. The line work on this piece is truly mesmerizing.

Floating Dream

March 6th, 2009 - 10:19


Followed up on Mirang Wonne’s Exhibition at I. Wolk

Mirang Wonne shared with us these images from her current installation at the I. Wolk Gallery in St. Helena, California. The piece is entitled “Installation: Nature’s Song”. Each panel’s dimensions are 24" x 24".

The exhibition “Flora” runs through March 14th.


February 16th, 2009 - 11:02



Barbra Ziemen-trees 3

We continue to follow the work of naturalist photographer, Barbra Ziemer. Presented here is a grouping of her night skies and a selection of winter water scenes. These photographs remind us of the calm and original beauty that exits around us, every day.

Barbra Ziemen - Seaside

February 16th, 2009 - 2:14


Mirang Wonne at St. Helena

Mirang Wonne’s upcoming exhibition in St. Helena, I. Wolk Gallery
“Flora” – starting February 14 to March 14, 2009

Have a peek at two of Mirang Wonne’s recent creations that will be showcased at the I. Wolk Gallery. If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, we highly recommend that you take the beautiful drive through the wine country to St. Helena to see one of our favorite artist’s work.

Last Summer

Series “Remembrance: Last summer
Oil, acrylic, charcoal on paper, mounted on panel; 48” x 48’


Series “Remembrance: Sun Flowers
Oil, wax, acrylic, charcoal on paper, mounted on panel; 60” x 48”

February 3rd, 2009 - 10:36


Discover the Journey

Ivy Jacobsen

top left: Twilight Mist, 48×48", oil on canvas
top right:
Hanging Foliage, 14×14", oil & mixed media on canvas
Anise Series No.28, 27×48", oil, bronzing powder, and resin on canvas

Winter is a time for the trees to reveal their structure and inner rhythm. It's a good time to catch up with Ivy Jacobsen’s latest work. These fantasy landscapes help us to celebrate the season. We especially like Violet Sky, an etching with a hint of Asian influence and lyrical line and dot motifs.

Ivy Jacobsen - Violet Sky

Violet Sky, 9×8" (print size), 18×14" (paper size), etching and chine-colle on rag paper

Ivy Jacobsen - Gleaming

Gleaming, 24×24", oil, fine paper, and resin on birch panel

January 20th, 2009 - 11:33



Birds of Sonoma County is a series of acrylic on wood paintings by Pam Lewis. Pam currently resides on a small rural ranch and vineyard west of Windsor, in the lush and vibrant ecosystem of the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County, California.

Pam’s paintings, prints and cards are available at Graton Gallery, located in Graton, California.

Pam Lewis - Birds of Sonoma County

Birds of Sonoma County are also available in boxed card sets.
Please visit Pam Lewis’s Web site to see more.

January 17th, 2009 - 9:32