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Wendy Brayton

I am the second generation to be raised in Sonoma County. As a child, I had no idea how fortunate I was to be living in such a beautiful diverse part of California. It took me moving away to New York to finally understand. I returned home to Sonoma County and enrolled in school to earn a degree in sculpture from Sonoma State University. Since graduation, I have become a plein air painter, spending three to four days a week painting on location. Recently, I completed my Masters in Fine Art at the Academy of Art in San Francisco.  


"I make art because I have to. I have paint speckled car seats, paint under my nails and a house of disarray. I have a drawer dedicated to my paint clothes but somehow my other clothes sneak their way in. I juggle a family, teaching three days a week and my passion for art. All my worries are forgotten and time evaporates, the moment my brush hits the canvas."