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Sonja Gartner

Sonja Gartner

In 2007 I gave up my real estate career and took on a part-time job so I could paint. I couldn't imagine life without painting!!
My entire life now revolves around my painting - there are not many days in a year that I don't spend at least part of it painting, or doing some creative thing or other.
Even though I am not a math wiz, I find that I keep coming back to math and geometry all the time in my art. They are the basis for everything around us - think of perspective!
I find that (when the logical half of the brain "gives up" trying to identify what it sees) abstracts can "turn on" the right side of the brain, and interact through shape and color with the viewer's intuitive, emotional self.

"In its best form [abstract] paintings offer a spiritual experience." [Bridget Riley] Pythagoras described geometry as visual music!

I also have a regular art blog going on at Instagram under, for those who are interested, showing clips of me painting, or time-lapse...

I really love this site because it made it possible for me to connect with some amazing people, and get to "talk shop" - a heartfelt thank you for the warm support from my fellow artists! If you have trouble finding me via my new website name, please let me know!
Member since November 2009, and a Gold Member.
Latest comment Love the two cats looking at each other, I see no one else seems to have noticed then Sonja. It's a lovely composition x Graham Ibson

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Would you mind helping me with the title for this piece? Shouldn't I add more happiness with colours, more shapes?
It's beautiful, and I don't think it needs anything more. As I've said before, I'm not a believer in titles, as the comments here show everybody will have a... view answer
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