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Featured Artist: Soña Holman

Dreaming the World

Austin artist, Soña Holman‘s work is as progressive in appearance and technique as her life has been, traveling around the world and gathering culture to bring into her multi-media work.  It is no surprise that her work reflects movement and high energy, and her inspiration is found in the transient environment around her.  “I like to impart a sense of movement in my work, an aliveness, giving a feeling of shifting entry and change that connects to the spiritual. I use expressive, organic form in transient, shifting environments and the energy/life force inherent in all things,” she explains.

Beneath the Blue Sky

Soña’s rich, colorful paintings are a combination of acrylic and venetian plaster with wood-burned drawing on our basswood panels. She has been working with our basswood panels because the smooth finish and soft grain allow her to combine her drawing and painting in a completely original way.  Soña began wood burning upon entering a drawing exhibition in Austin, and it evolved with some input from a Sandra Duran Wilson workshop into Soña’s current series “Pyrographic Paintings.”  She compares the wood burning drawing to “drawing in butter” on the surface of the basswood, and credits Ampersand for making panels with high archival standards.  

Free Spirit

Soña exhibits her work frequently and has several pieces now hanging through April 5th at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport in the West Airside Gallery.  You can also see most of her current work on her website and blog:  www.sonaholman.com/paintings

All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
Ampersand Art Supply 

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