paintings and drawings

Painting and drawing whilst stand alone works of expressive art, have always played a prominent role in the development of this artists ceramic and sculpture work. 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 Sonje 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 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 regular pilgrimage 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 emotionally within these vast and often wild spaces Sonje manages to capture the essence and light that falls on these often bizarre and eccentric geological formations.

Here you can view a selection of large scale paintings taken on various trips abroad as well as smaller life drawing sketches, all of which are for sale from Werxzovart Studio Gallery.