The Fairmont Gallery

Welcome to the Fairmont Gallery, a wine country art experience on the historic Sonoma Plaza featuring the fine art of nationally respected artists painting the wine country with oil, watercolor, and pastel.

The Fairmont Gallery offers exhibits of personal fine art to gently introduce a variety of expressions and techniques to the viewer. We hope to touch your heart as well as your mind. We invite you to be participants in the fine art experience! Come visit our location on the Sonoma Plaza.


Featured Gallery Artists:

Gallery Owner and National Award Winning Artist. My selection of subject matter is inspired by landscape shapes distinctive to the Sonoma Valley: natural objects such as weathered old oaks, unique rock formations, or man made vineyard patterns. I paint quite...
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Still life and landscape painter, James McVicker creates compositions that reflect 19th and 20th century traditions. His dramatically lit studio still lifes recall orientalist motifs (blooming flowers in antique vases set against richly colored Turkish carpets), and are ...
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As an illustrator, I've always created art to fit other's needs. Painting, however, offers me the opportunity to create for myself to allow others to see how I perceive life around me, and to totally escape from the real world for a while. I enjoy painting outdoors and working quickly.
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Still life, landscape or interior scene, the dramatic use of color, shadow and form as well as different perspectives immortalize that image. Having traveled widely experiencing the richness of other cultures, and living abroad for over thirty years, the brush and canvas have become my personal method...
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Kim Lordier combines keen observation and sensitivity in developing her award winning landscapes. Native to the California Bay Area and a 1989 graduate of the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, Kim has been involved in the arts most of her life. Utilizing a rich palette and harmonizing color effects, she captures the abstract qualities of light as it plays upon the landscape...
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Robin Purcell is a signature Member of the National Watercolor Society and the California Watercolor Association. Born in 1956, she shares a birthday with one of her artistic heroes, William Wendt. Robin was educated at the University of Connecticut, earning a BFA in graphic design with additional studies in Art History...
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Caroline began painting in oils at the age of six, nurtured by creative parents and the artistically rich setting of Laguna Beach. Her years of experience culminate in paintings produced by a labor-intensive technique that involves numerous coats of sizing onto linen and the application of many layers of alkyd-resin glazes.
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Contemporary California impressionist paintings bring to life the sun-washed peace of a garden in spring; a place where the subjects seem to have all the time in the world to soak up the sun, arrange flowers, share poetry, write love letters, chat with a child, or simply enjoy solitude. She is a resident of northern California and paints in ...
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Born in Seattle, Michele Usibelli, AIS, was drawn to art at an early age. After earning her degree in architecture from the University of Washington, Michele combined her dedicated work ethic with her love of travel, working in locations throughout the world.
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(b. 1949) is a native California painter who has dedicated his painting career to the Northern California landscape. Schlueter paints the vineyards, valleys, farms, et al. of California in a delicate manner, keenly observing minute details and producing magnificent medium to ...
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Her work has the freshness and the impressionism of a true plein air artist. She has received many regional awards in pastel competitions and several national awards in the Pastel Society of the West Coast competitions.
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A native of Pennsylvania, has been a working artist since 1972 when he began as a billboard artist in Florida. After attending the Colorado Institute of Art, he became a commercial artist producing designs and illustrations for numerous clients. While a commercial artist he constantly ...
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She has had her work published in a book called "Basic Watercolor Answer Book" and an article in the American Artist:Watercolor Magazine. Her work has received numerous awards in various art exhibits.
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Is an illustrator / watercolorist with over 30 years experience in the field. A graduate of U.C.L.A. and the Art Center College of Design, he has worked as a graphic designer, art director, and illustrator in New York, Palo Alto, CA and San Francisco.
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Encouraged by the wealth of landscape and artistic interpretation in the Bay Area, and with such early experiences as Van Gogh's exhibition at De Young Museum in San Francisco; John Poon’s appreciation of fine art emerged at an early age. A childhood full of drawing and painting foreshadowed an artistic future.
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The orchard proved to be a source of inspiration. She found the fruit itself, with its intricate shadow, reflection and light, to be the essence of her vision. The pears, apples and persimmons from her orchard had personality, and Laura focused on drawing out their elegance and drama.
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Special Updates


New Art Book for Children!

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Manette Fairmont, award winning artist and owner of the Fairmont Gallery, gathered her colorful Folk Art watercolors into a charming book, depicting cherished historic buildings and locations of Sonoma Valley. These paintings were created to bring a smile to the young and young at heart!

Watercolor painting titled "Above the Firmament" by Manette Fairmont included in new book on watercolor, "Splash 14", released in 2013.

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