Every abandoned farm is a place of memory, a history of forgotten lives. Sonya grew up on the edges of small prairie towns where she and her dog would roam freely across fields in search of adventure, discovering empty homesteads and the treasures they would surely find there. These experiences, combined with the stories of her Ukrainian heritage, developed her curiosity about Canada’s pioneering past and use of historical subject matter and discarded objects in her work.
Sonya is a self-taught mixed media artist working in Vancouver, BC. Initially, she was a graphic designer and illustrator but her true calling was to create fine art. Her current focus is public art; both commissioned pieces and gallery installations as well as teaching mixed media classes and private lessons to adults.
Her work has been shown in galleries across Western Canada.