When I designed my peaceful rural home in 2005 I was determined to use Asian style finishes: slate tile, bamboo flooring, black granite counter tops and wooden cabinetry throughout. I also planned for high ceilings, white walls and natural light to create my art studio/gallery refuge. My oil paintings fill the walls salon style. I take pride in what I have accomplished.
I look forward to sharing my space with you and love to hear your stories.
Or I can disappear into my studio.
Welcome to my warm cozy home. It is bright with soft natural light streaming in from windows all around. Shoes stay in the slate tiled hallway. Enter the living room lined with a collection of my original paintings. Feel free to relax on the couch in here: read, draw or meditate on the panoramic views. In the living room are a VHS and DVD player, ceiling fan and gas fireplace. Adjacent are the dining room, breakfast bar for two and kitchen with views to the fields populated with trees, bird and deer wander in and out. Down the hall is your private bath and bedroom with a built in closet.
Zugang für Gäste
You may walk on my property within the boundaries of the perimeter fencing and to the driveway. The organic garden is accessible with permission from the neighbor. Please ask me to arrange this.
You are welcome to be seated on the front porch bench and at the table and chairs on the back patio.
If you are a plein aire artist I encourage you to set up to paint. I live in plein aire heaven!
Interaktion mit Gästen
I respect your privacy; I will interact with you if that is what you wish. I love stories!
If you do not see me you may text if you need anything. I might be painting in my "studio", teaching art or out pulling weeds.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Always dress in layers for the Sonoma County climate. Our weather can go from the 70s during the day down to the 40s after sunset. We often have coastal winds in the afternoon. Fog might roll in in the evening.
Wear athletic or hiking shoes. Be sure to have soft soled slippers to wear inside my home. You might want flip flops for the shower but be careful. The tiles floor is slippery when wet!
Bring a good book, art supplies, after hours activities. You are welcome to play the piano.
I will make breakfast for you upon request.
- Shoes stay in the entry hall
- Quiet hours after 10:00 PM
-No burning anything
-If you are ill, including a cold, please cancel.
I designed my home as an art studio/ gallery in 2005 on family property where, as a child, I ran through the fields, climbed trees, fished for pollywogs and worked on the chicken ranch.
Out my picture windows is an ever-changing panorama of oat grass fields, rolling hills that skirt our valley, deer that come and go, organic gardens; hawks soar from Oak to Oak; trees gradually leaf out and then drop their leaves; Bumble Bees abound in spring and summer warmth and disappear with autumn frosts.
Twenty minutes west is the rugged Pacific Coast, to the north you can visit the Redwoods, the Russian River, grape vineyards and wineries, forty five miles south is the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco.
Charming historic Petaluma, known for the filming of "American Graffiti" and "Peggy Sue Gets Married", is a ten minute drive. It abounds with gourmet restaurants, cafes, live music, art galleries, a 14 screen theater, boutiques, bars that host trivia and paint nights
I have maps of our regional parks if you'd like to get out to do some hiking, foraging and nature photography.
Growing up on this property gave me opportunities to explore nature. I'm currently working on a painting series entitled "Pollinators". My art experiences include doing biological illustration for the local community college.
I am a credentialed teacher and I continue to teach in public and private venues. Please notify me in advance if you'd like to schedule a drawing or printmaking lesson.
Sonoma County is Plein Air heaven, so if you're interested, I encourage you to set up. I can furnish art supplies if you notify me in advance. I I have easels.
Cooking for friends and family is very special; it's a way of expressing love and appreciation. Our area is known for its Farmers Markets and fresh organic produce. I look forward to preparing breakfast for you using the freshest ingredients!