Sonya Wise

First name
Sonya
Last name
Wise
Company/Organization
Sonya Wise Art
Bio

Sonya Wise is a native of Southwest Missouri.  Wise exhibited a strong penchant for drawing and creating from a young age and that fascination has continued throughout her life.  

Although Wise paints and exhibits a variety of subject matter, portrait and figurative art attracts her.  An intense study of human anatomy has increased her interest in the human form.  That, along with capturing a feeling in a single moment, both expression and movement, is challenging and exhilarating to her.

Wise is motivated by others reactions to artwork of all types.  Being a long-time Docent for the Springfield Art Museum, she channels that motivation of the experience of interacting with other observers views about the works into her own pieces.  

Wise strives to connect with her viewer.  Admiration for old masters and their techniques have greatly influenced her stylistically.  

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  Member of: 
 

* Docents of the Springfield Art Museum - Past President Two Terms
* NOAPS - National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society
* Neosho Arts Council
* Southwest Missouri Museum Associates
* Southwest Missouri Museum Associates Visual Artists
* Springfield Regional Arts Council
* Studio 55 Arts Guild

Juried Exhibits & Other art related activities

2018

*Brentwood Library November 2018
* Springfield Art Museum "An Evening with Studio 55" - 1st place Oil Non-Professional
* Waverly House Gifts October 2018 - Juried
*Botanical Center August 2018 - 2 paintings
*Waverly House Gifts March 2018 - Juried  2 paintings accepted
* Maschino's "Dreams of the New Year" January 9 - March 26, 2018 - Juried
* Springfield-Branson National Airport Sky Gallery Exhibit November 2017 - February 2018 - Juried
* Maschino's "The Art of Entertaining" December 2017 - January 2018 - Juried

2017
 

* Chairperson - Southwest Missouri Museum Associates Fall Fashion Show - Raising money to support Springfield Art Museum
* Studio 55 4th annual Fall Exhibit - September 2017
* Chairperson - Studio 55 Fall Silent Auction - September 2017

2016

* Studio 55 3rd Annual Fall Exhibit - September 2016
* Chairperson - Studio 55 Fall Silent Auction - September 2016
* Studio 55 Botanical Center Exhibit
* Waverly House "True Grit" Exhibit April - May 2016 - Juried
* Springfield Nature Center Exhibit
* Chairperson - Southwest Missouri Museum Associates Fall Fashion Show - Raising money to support Springfield Art Museum
* Artwork Donations for Silent Auction of SMMA Fall Fashion Show 
* Arwork Donations to Habitat for Humanity Springfield "Tool Belts and Bow Ties" event silent auction
* Springfield-Branson National Airport Sky Gallery Exhibit "True Grit" - Juried

2015

* Chairperson - Southwest Missouri Museum Associates Fall Fashion Show - Raising money to support Springfield Art Museum
* Artwork Donations for Silent Auction of SMMA Fall Fashion Show

2014
 

* President of Docents of the Springfield Art Museum - 2014 & 2015
* Chairperson - Southwest Missouri Museum Associates Fall Fashion Show - Raising money to support Springfield Art Museum

2013
 

* President of Docents of the Springfield Art Museum - 2012 & 2013
* Chairperson - Southwest Missouri Museum Associates Fall Fashion Show - Raising money to support Springfield Art Museum

 

Artist statement

I have always been motivated by others perception of artwork.  As a long-time Docent for the Springfield Art Museum, I channel that motivation of the experience of interaction with artwork into my own pieces. 

My media of choice is oil.  I love how the creamy texture mixes and it allows for unique blending.  Admiration for old masters definitely is an influence.  I paint a monochromatic painting of the entire picture.  Then, I start laying in color. Later, the ghosting resonates through to the surface. Many of my portraits begin in a monochromatic painting of green.  This technique was used by renaissance painters and was called Verdaccio.  By extending the original monochromatic painting color into the background it helps to unify the painting as a whole.

Portraits and figurative art attracts me, though my artwork is eclectic. I always strive to connect with the viewer in some way.  Perhaps a familiar feeling surfaces from a time in life or the observation of that emotion in someone else.  

 

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