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– Henry David Thoreau

Adriane teaches art classes for the Santa Rosa Junior College. Sign up now!

Private Lessons

You are invited to sign up for very supportive private lessons with Adriane,

either Zoom or in-person; affordably priced, flexible schedule.

A unique and wonderful gift for oneself and/or loved ones.

To learn more or for questions contact Adriane!

Adriane Hatkoff obtained her art degree in the eastern USA. She became a children’s book illustrator for J.P. Lippincott Publishers in New York City. Then she found herself being called to warmer environs and came to the Bay Area where she attended school in Berkeley, receiving her certification as a textile designer. She worked with a rep in San Francisco selling her designs until she took the plunge to challenge herself with her deepest passion, watercolor.

Since, Adriane lives, paints and teaches in Sonoma County, California. Her beautiful greeting cards and matted prints of her unique watercolors are available worldwide in shops, galleries and wineries. Contact her now!

Another quote that deeply inspires Adriane “Art, Education & Culture are expressions of Humanity, Liberating people from within.”

– Paraphrased from an essay by Daisaku Ikeda of the Buddhist organization ‘Soka Gakkai International’


Grumbacher Gold Medallion Award … first prize @ Aqua-Areas
Annual WASCO (Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County) Exhibit
Best of Show Award @ Healdsburg Plaza Arts Gallery Vineyard Show
Honorable Mention Award @ Apple Blossom Festival


  • Sonoma National Bank, Sebastopol, CA. Solo Show
  • First American Title. Sebastopol, CA. Solo Show
  • Apple Blossom Festival, Sebastopol, Ca. Group Show
  • Sebastopol Area Senior Center. Solo Show
  • 4 years of participating in Art at the Source and various other recent shows
  • Gallery One, Petaluma, CA. Juried Group Show
  • Art for Life Auction – contributed and sold artwork for last 5 years
  • Aqua-Areas. Juried Group Show


Fine Artist – Original watercolors and Giclees, Greeting card and matted prints available at various galleries shops and wineries throughout the United States

Adult Education Art Instructor for the Santa Rosa Junior College

Teaches very reasonable private art lessons and classes

Activity Director for senior programs and Meals on Wheels for the Petaluma Peoples Services Center for 11 years

Senior Adult Program Developer & Director for the Council on Aging for 11 years

Textile Designer – worked with reps.

Art instructor at the Discovery Center in San Franicisco

Children’s Book Illustrator and Designer for J.P. Lippinncott Publishers in New York City


Vice President of Art Workshops of Sonoma County (AWS)
Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County (WASCO) member
Also member of Healdsburg Plaza Arts Gallery and Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Award-winning coastal, wine country artist Adriane Hatkoff is known for her brilliant watercolor paintings of Northern California’s land and seascapes. Her vibrant and transparent use of luminous color, highlights and shadows recreates and dramatizes the viewer’s connection and oneness with the environment.