Friday, July 06, 2012

July 2012 Artist of the Month

Our Artist of the Month for July is one of the few that have been with our group from the early days.  It's always fun to have Sonya around because she brings a wonderful artistic style to all of our group projects.  So here's a peak into what makes Sonya tick. 

Q.  What made you want to become an artist?
Sonya:  Art is fun and limitless. Creating art has always brought me a tremendous amount of happiness. It’s always been there for me when I need a different perspective in the whirlwind.
Q. Describe your creative process.
My work begins with an idea usually inspired by something simple and normally overlooked. It’s quirky with a sense of humor -though often with an underlying message.
I like to keep it stress free and just have fun…trying not to over-think it, but simply enjoy the journey. I prefer bright colors and imperfection.
I’m primarily a painter, but have made all sorts of art from all sorts of things. It’s important to me to explore and grow because that’s all part of the process and delight.
I take many deep breaths and I look up often, reminding myself that every day is a gift from God and beauty is all around us.

So, taking Sonya's lead, I'm taking a deep breath and hoping that you all enjoyed this installment of the Westchase Artists Society's Artist of the Month.  Stay tuned for next month's installment and have an art-filled day!