I create unique vibrant and ethereal oil and mixed media paintings that bring both the pop of color and airy tranquil atmosphere to any space
My inspiration includes the Ocean and underwater life, the serene Polar atmosphere of eternal ice and snow, as well as abstract paintings inspired by Zen, Mythology, Symbolism and Metaphysical. I use best quality art materials and unique mixed media additions of holographic crystals and flakes, pure pigments, 24K gold leaf, flower petals, seashells and much more. I sincerely hope you enjoy my artwork and that it will transmit the positive energy I have put into creating it to your home.
I have been working as a professional artist for many years and loved creating art since early childhood as I spent a lot of time in my father's studio creating my first oil and mixed media paintings. I am delighted that my artworks are bringing joy to people around the world and brightening their homes and offices as well as adding that special touch of unique original artwork on their wall.
I have always loved adding rich texture to the canvas and lately, I have been experimenting a lot with more vibrant colors. I paint mainly from memory and am inspired by nature and many natural spectacular beauties such as coral reef and the Ocean wildlife, algae, the Polar world of eternal ice, flowers, beautiful scenery especially Irish landscape and seascape and much more. My paintings are my own interpretations and impressions of those things that have triggered my creative process and left strong impressions on me.
My training and experience in Art Therapy have been one of the biggest influences on my own unique style and creative process.
I see my paintings in my mind's eye first then work on establishing the composition and transferring my visions to the canvas.
- 'Ethereal and Neon' solo exhibition, Kilkenny Ireland, February- March 2019
- Art Festiva Kilkenny group exhibition MacDonagh Junction, Kilkenny Ireland, August 2019
- Swiss Artexpo, Artbox project, Zurich Switzerland, August 2019
Sonja Vrsajkov Horgan is an Irish artist originally from Novi Sad, Serbia, she graduated from the Art Academy University of Novi Sad with a BA (Honours) in Fine Art- Painting and Teaching. In addition to the University courses, she specialized in oil on canvas and mixed media techniques under the tuition of her father Isidor Vrsajkov a renowned artist of ex -Yugoslavia.
Sonja has done additional training in classical Sculpture as part of the Academy curriculum. Sonja's love for sculpture as a 3D type of art is one of the motivating influence for the 3D effects on her paintings. Sonja's paintings frequently have elements of collage and assemblage as various materials are added to create a three-dimensional effect on them.
Sonja’s recent personal experience and training in Art Therapy has had a significant influence on her artwork and style lately.
Sonja resides in Kilkenny, Ireland, where she teaches art classes for groups as well as individual classes. She is a member of several professional art associations in Serbia ULUS, SULUV, Likovni Krug and VAI (Visual Artists Ireland) in Ireland, as well as a member of several art groups in Ireland. She has participated in many group exhibitions; Her paintings have been commissioned internationally and are in private collections around the world.
Sonja is a founder and tutor of Art With Sonja painting workshop in Kilkenny which has had many students from beginners to advanced learn and enjoy classical painting technique, mixed media and drawing since it's founding in 2009.
Sonja has a Foundation in Art Therapy Certificate from Dublin Art Therapy College.
Galleries: GALLERY@ NO. 6, Anne Street South, Dublin; M.A.D. Gallery Milano, Italy