Healdsburg Art Atelier

Samantha Buller

SAT & SUN, OCT 26 & 27,


In this two-day workshop, create a number of small landscape sketches, and one larger piece, working from a personal photo reference or from photos provided. We will focus on the process/steps taken in order to move throughout an entire painting.

Saturday will start with a demonstration on how to start a small painting; focus will be on deliberate mark making and value structures. Then warm up with a series of small landscape paintings, 40-60 minutes each. You will receive coaching and personalized attention along the way. 

Sunday will consist of one larger piece, as we work through the painting as a group. Step by step instruction will be given, with a quick demonstration at each stage.

In addition to the items on the materials list, please bring 5-6 small canvases/surfaces (8”x10”, 9”x12”, 12”x12” for example...) and one medium to large (18”x24, 20”x20”, 24”x30”....)

Cost: $209 per person.

Call 707-791-4028 or email info@healdsburgartatelier.com to reserve your space.


Samantha Buller currently lives in Sonoma County after painting and teaching in Kansas for the past two years. She received her BFA in Painting from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Originally from the Bay Area, her work reflects the beautiful light and modernism that is found in Northern California. Her work has been shown in the Hall of Justice in downtown San Francisco, in business’ and several galleries, as well as on the set of a prime time television show.

She studied a semester abroad in Italy, which has greatly influenced her love and passion for the arts. “Italy was full of rich, golden colors. The culture is truly inspiring for any type of artist and to have the opportunity to paint while standing amongst an Italian sunflower field, should be one experienced by all.”

Her love of color completely drives her work. She is inspired by the art of Wayne Thiebaud for his paint application, color, and composition, as well as the works of Raimonds Staprans for his layering techniques. She chooses to paint simplistic objects to create a clean, strong design, sharing interest with the negative space.