Sonya Lee works predominantly in digital art layering photography, painting and drawing. Her works reflects on the moments that exists between emotions. We can be sad and also happy; we can laugh and cry at the same time. For Sonya it is important to express what emotions provoke in us, and not trap these feeling inside. Expressing our emotion helps heal, resolve, and repairs because all emotions are beautiful. What she loves most about her work is investigating and losing herself in a visual world of marks and colours not really knowing where she will end up. Then standing back and understanding how internal emotions and visual imagery come together in her work.
Sonya was born in Al-Hofuf, Saudi Arabia, with a British father and a Spanish mother, has lived in Madrid, Spain, for over 30 years. She graduated with BA (Hons) in Fine Arts in 2019 whilst bringing up two children. She has held a number of exhibition in Madrid. Her public works include: an exhibition of oil painting titled ‘Agua’ (2014); an installation piece exhibited in the public library within the Retiro park titled ‘Árbor de Lectura’ (2015); a solo installation ‘Re-Mapping ourselves’ (2018); several collaborative pieces titled ‘Surface Tension’ (2017) and ‘Priceless’ (2016); and an exhibition titled ‘Life full of Cracks’ (June 2019). Creator and curator of several exhibitions ‘In moment’, ‘Connection’ amongst other. She also taught art to adults with special needs and young children. In 2020, she launched an online platform Better Together Artists aimed at promoting artists worldwide. Her work also held in private collections in Spain and England.