About

Home » About

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.  In 2016 she joined the Crooked Creek Art League in Chapin where she served as Workshop Coordinator and President and remains an active member.  She has participated in a number of community art projects including her popular “Ship of Drools” sailboat from The Arts Sail into Chapin project in 2019 as well as the colorful canine and feline portraits on the fence outside Chapin Veterinary Hospital on Columbia Avenue in Chapin, SC. Sonya now paints full time from her home studio in Irmo, South Carolina. Sonya is currently working on a series of landscapes for a solo exhibit at Columbia Metropolitan Airport scheduled for June-September 2021.

Sonya Diimmler Bio Pic

Public Artwork

PA SS Truck

S&S Destination Mural

Chapin, SC 2020
PA Boy fishing

Crooked Creek Park
Community Center Mural

May 2020
PA Sail Chapin

Arts Sail into Chapin
Ship of Drools

Summer 2019
PA Hooch

Chapin Veterinary Hospital

Chapin, SC 2018

In the Press

In the press 1

Featured Artist - Heading Home

CHAPIN MAGAZINE
Fall 2020

Last Time on the Lake

The Arts Sail into Chapin

WLTX Interview
July 2019

In the press 3

Featured Art - The Boston Terrorizer

CHAPIN MAGAZINE
2018

Exhibits

  • Chapin Chophouse and Decca Dessert Bar, Solo Exhibit, October-December 2021
  • Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Solo Exhibit, June – Sept 2021
  • Favorite Vacation, Group Exhibit, Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea, Apr – Jun 2021 (Ongoing)
  • Crooked Creek Art League, Annual Juried Show, Mar 2021
  • Postcard Art, Artists for Africa Charity Auction, Feb 2021
  • Midlands Moments, Group Exhibit, Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea, Oct 2020 – Jan 2021
  • Crooked Creek Art League Fall Exhibit, Nov-Dec 2020
  • Pawmetto Lifeline Adoption Show, Group Exhibit, Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea, Feb – May 2020
  • Crooked Creek Art League, Annual Juried Show, Mar 2020
  • Postcard Art, Artists for Africa Charity Auction, Feb 2020
  • SC State Fair, Juried Show, Oct 2019
  • Crooked Creek Art League, Annual Juried Show, Mar 2019
  • Chapin Chamber of Commerce, Featured Artist, Dec 2019
  • SC State Fair, Juried Show, Oct 2018
  • Union County Arts Council Art, Group Exhibit, Sep-Nov 2019
  • Crooked Creek Art League Fall Exhibit, Nov-Dec 2019
  • Palmetto Fine Arts, Group Show, Jul-Sep 2019
  • The Animal Show, Over the Top Gallery, Ridgeway, Group Exhibit, Feb 2019
  • Chapin Chamber of Commerce, Featured Artist, Feb 2019
  • Union County Arts Council Art, Group Exhibit, Sep-Nov 2018
  • Crooked Creek Art League, Annual Juried Show, Mar-Jun 2018
    Chapin Library, Solo Show, Jan 2018
  • SC State Fair, Juried Show, Oct 2017
  • Crooked Creek Art League, Annual Juried Show, Mar-Apr 2017

Awards

  • 1stPlace Amateur, Four Feet, Crooked Creek Art League Annual Juried Show, Mar 2019
  • City Art Award, David & Mattie, Crooked Creek Art League Annual Juried Show, Mar 2019
  • People’s Choice, Beach Solace, Crooked Creek Art League Annual Juried Show, Mar 2019
  • 2nd Place, Love Transforms Us, Crooked Creek Art League Fall Juried Show, Oct 2018
  • The Frank Hart Allstate Insurance Company Award, Magenta Earth, Union County Arts Council Art Exhibition, Sep 2018
  • 1stPlace Amateur, Brown Eyed Beggars, Crooked Creek Art League Annual Juried Show, Mar 2018
  • Merit Award Amateur, Grille Soleil, Crooked Creek Art League Annual Juried Show, Mar 2018
  • Merit Award Amateur, Orange Descent II, South Carolina State Fair, October 2017