Sonja was born and raised in Rangeley. She attended the University of Southern Maine where she earned a BS in Art Education and a BFA with a concentration in photography.
Her experience as a photographer has had an impact on how she composes her works. Her colored pencil drawings and acrylic paintings capture small moments in time or a subject closely cropped to allow viewers to find the extraordinary in the common place.
When not producing images of high realism, she lets loose with her other passion of whimsical children’s drawings or polymer clay creations. She has won a number of awards at street fairs and open juried shows. She currently exhibits at the Gallery at Stony Batter and Birds of a Feather Gallery in Rangeley.