Sonia Barton

Daisies

Daisies

Acrylic on canvas, 40.5 x 30cm, 54.5 x 44.5cm framed, £675

Fancy Cakes

Fancy Cakes

Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60cm, 76 x 76cm framed, £1,100

Anemones and Stripes

Anemones and Stripes

Acrylic on board, 30 x 30cm, 44 x 44cm framed, £625

That Spring Yellow

That Spring Yellow

Mixed media on canvas, 50 x 50cm, £850

Flower Stars

Flower Stars

Acrylic on board, 30 x 30cm, 44 x 44cm framed, £625

Light and Dark

Light and Dark

Acrylic on canvas, 40.5 x 30cm, 54.5 x 44.5cm framed, £675

Pink Table and Pomegranates

Pink Table and Pomegranates

Acrylic on canvas, 90 x 90cm, £1,950

Dark Umber Tulips

Dark Umber Tulips

Mixed media on canvas, 90 x 90cm, £1,950

Winter Bowl

Winter Bowl

Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50cm, £850

Pine Cones, Feathers and Leaves

Pine Cones, Feathers and Leaves

Mixed media on canvas, 40 x 40cm, £675

Pots and Pans

Pots and Pans

SOLD acrylic on canvas, 70 x 70cm, £1,400

Green Tea

Green Tea

SOLD acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80cm, £2,200

Matcha Green

Matcha Green

SOLD acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60cm, 76 x 76cm framed, £1,100

Bloomsbury Table

Bloomsbury Table

SOLD acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60cm, 76 x 76cm framed, £1,100

Yellow Flowers

Yellow Flowers

SOLD acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50cm, £850

Sunflowers in the Studio

Sunflowers in the Studio

SOLD mixed media on canvas, 50 x 50cm, £850

Breakfast Table with Tulips

Breakfast Table with Tulips

SOLD mixed media on canvas, 90 x 90cm, £1,700

Pink Onions and Green Basil

Pink Onions and Green Basil

SOLD acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60cm, £950

White Orchid and Speckled Eggs

White Orchid and Speckled Eggs

SOLD acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40cm, £675

Sonia was born in Cornwall, and has moved many times particularly in childhood. These memories constantly resurface through the study of still life. Often explored through a muted colour palette, the juxtaposition of forms and shapes are emphasised with flattened perspective and a naïve distortion of objects to their most essential shapes. The objects are often 'moved’ around the canvas, leaving traces of their previous existence in the form of embossed and textured shapes, etched lines and patterns. There is a feeling of time, an ebb and flow, which develops in her work. A strong interest in abstraction of shapes, colours and spatial relationships are also evident.

Colours are initially applied with brushes, palette knives, rags and rollers, until more recognisable forms start to reveal themselves. Many layers of paint are added, areas are scraped back, lines and marks appear and disappear. A certain 'settling in' of the subject with the surface takes place. Interest in aged, worn and worked surfaces both from interiors and the coastal environment where she lives, are strong influences. The paintings reflect memories, thoughts and observations of everyday life which are interwoven through each painting.

Exhibitions

Winter exhibition, December 2020 - Padstow Gallery, Cornwall.

Summer and Autumn Shows 2020 - Fotheringham Gallery, Scotland.

Dorset Art Weeks 2020, Duo show with Vanessa Bowman, 19th June - 3rd July - Jerram Gallery.

Summer Show 13th - 27th June 2020 - Josie Eastwood Fine Art.

“Not the Glasgow Art Fair”, May 2020 - Fotheringham Gallery, Scotland.

Launch Exhibition, 14th November 2019 - Nadia Waterfield Fine Art, Alchemy Bruton.

The Christmas Exhibition, 23rd November - 7th December 2019 - Josie Eastwood Fine Art.

Christmas Show 30th November, 21st December 2019 - Jerram Gallery.

September Show, 27th September - 13th October 2019 - Josie Eastwood Fine Art.

Summer Exhibition 2019 - Jerram Gallery.

Spring Exhibition - ‘Colour’, 3rd May - 18th May 2019 - Josie Eastwood Fine Art.

Dorset Artweeks 2018 26th May - 10th June - Hincknowle Studio, Melplash, Dorset.

January 2017 and 2018, Small paintings exhibition - Morningside Gallery Edinburgh.

Dorset Artweeks 2016 - 28th May - 12th June - Hincknowle Studio, Melplash, Dorset.

Mixed Winter Exhibition, 2nd - 24th December 2016 - David Simon Contemporary, Bath.

Autumn show 2016 - Morningside Gallery Edinburgh.

Summer Exhibitions 2015 and 2016 - Ainscough Contemporary Art Dartmouth.

 

Sonia gained a B.A. (Hons) in Fine Art at Staffordshire University, followed by a Post-Graduate Diploma in Fine Art Printmaking at Brighton University, gaining the highest grade of Honours. Sonia was also offered MA Fine Art places at Edinburgh and Central Schools of Art, London.