Thursday, September 05, 2013

September Artist of the Month

For the month of September our Artist of the Month is the wonderful Sonia Lee.  Sonia has quickly become a very active member of our group.  So it's only fitting that Sonia is honored with the title this month.  So without further ado, the following is Sonia's interview.  Enjoy!

Sonia, tell us a little about yourself.

SL:  I'm a Florida native born right here in Tampa.  My husband of 42 years and I have one daughter and two beautiful granddaughters.

What made you want to become an artist:

SL:  I've always had a love of painting and drawing but I was always told that I had to get a "real job."  It was in my adult life (16 years ago) that I decided to attend Hillsborough Community College and take art lessons  Encouragement from my art teacher was the motivating factor to continue learning and painting.  I am now pursuing a career as a professional artist.

What are your favorite books, movies, groups, and websites?

SL:  Anything in the sci-fi genre.  I love a good scare or an air of mystery.  I also like gaming websites.

What groups are you associated with?

SL:  Westchase Artists Society.


In ten years, I'd like to be...

SL:  Enjoying painting as much as I do today.

Thank you so much Sonia!  What a cool surprise that you're a fellow sci-fi fan.  You learn something every day.  Please be sure to check back for our October Westchase Artist of the Month.