— Sonya Tatham —
Whether I am painting landscapes or from life it is the essence of the subject that I seek to capture.
Living on the edge of the South Downs, I am constantly inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds me; its atmosphere and most importantly the light.
My work documents my surroundings and the seasons. Winter light through trees, the sky before snow, and the seed heads of wild flowers.
I am fascinated by the work of painters past and present including Gustav Klimt, Franz Marc, Anne Blockley, Cecil Rice and Brian Smith.
Art history is fascinating to me as it seems artists tend to lead such interesting and un-conventional lives.