Born in Africa , raised in Europe , Sonia moved to Canada in her late twenties and graduated in graphic design in 1989 at George Brown College in Toronto.
Then, raising a family, she attended art classes at Avenue road Art School, Klim School of Art, Artistic Way and Koffler Center – mostly under the tutoring of Sadko Hadzihasanovic – while freelancing portrait commissions.
She has exhibited her work in each of these schools over the years, and participated in shows like Sight-on-Sight with Artify in Toronto and Stratford, North York group of artist tours, at the Mackendrick Gallery Wychwood Barns and the Carrier Art Gallery.
The magic that can be found in the most casual, unpretentious moments is often ignored. This is an homage to the uncelebrated snowy, foggy and rainy days and their faceless figures. Unblinded by the sun, allowing one to take comfort in seeing the light through the darkness.