Hello, my name is Sonja Gartner. I was born in Germany into a family that recognized and supported the belief that I was destined to be an artist. I was blessed with a fertile mind and a keen eye for color. As a teenager I grew up in Mexico, and the sights, sounds and colors of that fairytale youth are etched upon my creative spirit to this day - my artwork reflects this inspiration.
Throughout my life I've tried most every craft there is out there, I even spent a number of years creating/selling one-of-a-kind ceramics.
In 2007 I discovered the depth and versatility of oil painting and have been captivated ever since. I love life and I cherish each new dawn for the reward with which I am blessed: another day I can paint!
I have always been a free thinker and the growth of my spiritualism in recent years has caused me to develop a strong affinity toward Mandalas.
I also am fascinated with op-art and the kinetic aspects of color interaction, and am exploring the dynamics of fractals and geometry as well. My style is constantly evolving, but the 'common theme' of my art is spirituality and philosophy.
My 'modus operandi' when painting is very intuitive, I start with an idea, a vision, and then let the piece itself guide me to wherever it 'wants to go'. I have no desire to create adverse or negative art, I think there is enough of that already "out there". I want to add to the esthetic, spiritual side.
"In its best form [abstract] paintings offer a spiritual experience." [Bridget Riley]
I hope you enjoy your visit to my art site and I thank you very much for your interest in my ever expanding career as an artist. Do check in to the site once or twice a year, I do update it regularly. For prices, questions or if you wish to contribute to my art, please let me know via the "CONTACT" page. I enjoy all of your comments and suggestions. It is my earnest wish you experience the same joy and inner peace I have, through the creation of my art.