Sonja Coles_Portrait for Web

I was born in Austria and immersed in a culture where art and craft was a part of daily life.  My earliest memories are of wool, crochet hooks and hand-drawn embroidery patterns.

Living and working in Oxfordshire I am fascinated by human nature, the natural world and the ever changing seasons, which often provide inspiration and a starting block for me to explore various themes.  We keep bees, so they often feature in my work too.

I completed my ABC Awards Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media with the Interactive Design Institute in 2012 gaining a distinction awarded by the University of Hertfordshire, and I am currently furthering my development as an artist by studying for my BA (Hons) Fine Art with the Interactive Design Institute.

I use different materials and media in my studio practice to explore ideas and have exhibited locally, taking part in Oxfordshire Artweeks, displaying my work via Witney Art Studios.


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