paintings and drawings

Painting and drawing whilst stand alone works of expressive art, have always played a prominent role in the development of  ceramic and sculpture work that Sonje produces. Whether its a quick sketch on a train station platform in a far away land or a larger scale painting done en plein air on a rugged outcrop over looking the sea. Without it she fails to see how a piece of three dimensional work can develop. Life drawing also has always been an essential tool for working clay pieces and Sonje has also taught life drawing skills for many years.

Rocky and dramatic landsacapes never fail to inspire, in particular places like Hampi in South India, which has been a pilgrimage destination since the late 1980′s and the wild moorland vistas of Dartmoor and West Yorkshire. Never one to be restricted by size, by immersing herself within these vast and often wild spaces Sonje manages to capture the emotional essence and dramatic light that falls on these often bizarre and eccentric geological formations.

Here you can appreciate a selection of both large & smaller scale wall pieces made during various Artist Residencies over the decades. Where as most are now in new ownership some remaining pieces are available for viewing and purchase discussion. These can be viewed on The Artworks Available page on this website.