“Painting is – regardless of subject matter – an emotional and physical response to the world.”

Sonya Diimmler

Dark Lake Hero Painting
Home page photo of Sonya at work

My Hope is to Convey Joy and Energy to the Viewer

My process is an alla prima pouring out of paint and silenced emotions. Their escape onto canvas and into the world informs my style, my voice and provides solace.

Whether painting colorful land and skyscapes, dogs or abstracts, it is from line and gesture that I derive great satisfaction. For that reason I prefer to paint large and loose, with bold colors, and without regard for the details of realism.


About Sonya

Award winning artist Sonya Diimmler paints colorful South Carolina lake and landscapes along with her favorite subject and muse her Bulldog Smedley and her Boston Terrier Mattie.

Sonya’s work has earned awards at the SC State Fair, Union County Arts Council and Crooked Creek Art League. Having just started painting in 2015, Sonya fell in love with the process and quickly began a daily painting practice. She continually seeks to improve through frequent workshops and has studied with Mary Bentz Gilkerson and Michael Story.

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