Sonoma County in Northern California is just about an hour’s drive north of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. It has over 30 cities, and over 400 wineries. It is home of some of the most picturesque scenery, which includes rolling hills, beautiful Pacific coastline, and towering redwood trees. It is little wonder that it is also is a magnet for artists and art connoisseurs. The Sonoma Art Trails Open Studios presented by the Sebastopol Center for the Arts visit artists along the scenic corridors and country roads near the Russian River. The Arts Trails Gallery was formed at Corrick’s to feature some of Sonoma’s finest talent year round.
On December 2, Corrick’s held an opening reception with featured artist, Tatiana McWethy. The collection of her paintings will be on display at Corrick’s throughout the entire month of December 2016. Some of those attending the opening reception, included Kevin Brown, the director of the store & studio, Deacon Samuel Woolens of the Holy Dormition Bulgarian Orthodox Church in Santa Rosa, Natalie Sabelnik, President of the Congress of Russian Americans & Chair of the Coordinating Council of Russian Compatriots of the US, as well as members of the Russian Orthodox Church of Sts.Peter & Paul in Santa Rosa, where Tatiana and her husband, Ian (also an artist in his own right) attend, as well as many other guests and patrons of the arts.
Tatiana was born in the Ukraine in the town of Berditchev in 1967. At an early age she won prizes for her art in Hungary, Romania, and Czechoslovakia. After graduating from college, she studied at the St. Petersburg Academy of Art, where she learned the techniques and “secrets” of the old masters. She also studied restoration at the Hermitage Museum in St.Petersburg. In 2006 Tatiana married and moved to Sonoma, California, where she continues to create portraits, landscapes, and still life paintings in the realist tradition. Her icons are among some of her finest works and are housed in numerous churches in Russia, as well as the United States.