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 walls.
I've always loved adding rich texture to the canvas and lately, I have been experimenting a lot with more vibrant colours. I paint mainly from memory, I am inspired by nature and many natural spectacular beauties such as coral reefs and the ocean wildlife, the polar world of eternal ice, flowers, and beautiful scenery, especially the Irish landscape and seascape. While growing up in a big city I've always been fascinated with the beauty of the city lights at night. I love creating abstract cityscapes that are reminiscent of that atmosphere. My paintings are my own interpretations and impressions of those things that have inspired my creative process and left strong impressions on me.
Some of the biggest influences on my own unique style and creative process have been my personal Yoga and Meditation experience as well as my research of the ancient science of Feng Shui.
I see my paintings in my mind's eye first then work on establishing the composition and transferring my visions to the canvas.
Sonja Horgan CV
Artbox Projects Art Basel, Switzerland, June 2023
'The Narrow Space' Group exhibition June 2023
Kilkenny AKA Festival, August 2023, solo exhibition, Volunteer Centre, Kilkenny
Selected recent exhibitions:
Spring Exhibition, BeFramed, Cork, 2023
Twilight Group, group exhibition, Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny, 2023
Winter Exhibition, BeFramed, Cork, 2022-23
Autumn Exhibition, BeFramed, Cork, 2022
AKA Kilkenny Arts Festival 2022- Kilkenny City Library & Kilkenny Volunteer Centre, group and solo exhibition, 2022
Future Landscapes group exhibition, ITSLIQUID Group, Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Venice, Italy, August - September 2021
Artbox Projects Barcelona, Spain, October 2021
Artbox Projects Zurich, Switzerland, August 2020
Artbox Projects Miami, USA, December 2019
Artbox Projects Zurich, Switzerland, August 2019
Kilkenny County Council, Group Exhibition, 2017
Solo exhibition: ‘Ethereal and Neon’ Watergate Theatre Upstairs Gallery, Kilkenny, 2017
Media/Press & Events:
Community Radio Kilkenny City Interview art & Incognito participation
Nationwide RTÉ, TV interview as an Incognito artist, Jack & Jill Foundation, April 6th 2022
Twilight Group International Conference, artist guest speaker, March 2023
Collaboration project with ARTIQ 2020
Collections: My paintings are in private collections in Ireland, the UK, the USA, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Serbia, Slovenia, France, Montenegro, Italy and Austria
BA (hons) Painting, Art Academy University of Novi Sad, Serbia, 2001
Foundation in Art Therapy, Dublin Art Therapy College, 2016
Sonja Horgan is an Irish abstract artist, she has a BA (Honours) in Fine Art - Painting. Sonja uses acrylic, oil and mixed media to create her multi-layered paintings. When combined, the predominant blues, purples and greens in her paintings create an atmosphere of tranquillity yet add a vibrant decor to different types of interiors. Sonja has been working in Kilkenny City on her artwork as well as teaching painting workshops since 2009 (when she moved to Ireland) in her home studio. Some of Sonja’s main inspirations for her artwork are brightly coloured underwater worlds, Zen gardens, polar lights and ice, abstract landscape and abstract cityscapes. Sonja has a BA in Fine Art Painting and Foundation in Art Therapy Certificate, she is a member of several professional art associations. Sonja has had several solo exhibitions and has participated in many international group exhibitions. Sonja’s paintings are in private collections internationally. Sonja is originally from Novi Sad, Serbia.
Sonja resides in Kilkenny, Ireland, where she teaches art classes for groups as well as individual courses. She is a member of several professional art associations.
Sonja has a Foundation in Art Therapy Certificate from Dublin Art Therapy College.