Sonia Chrystall

Originally from Auckland, Sonia works from her home studio in Havelock North. Primarily self taught, she dabbled with painting in her early 20s and after deciding to ‘get brave and just do it’, returned to this love 20 years later.

Sonia paints primarily in acrylics in a colourful abstract-realistic style which explores colour, light and focus. It is a very intuitive style – many layers which eventually take themselves in their own direction. This free, process driven approach is about the painting journey rather than following a theme. It is about letting go and allowing the painting to take on a life and a meaning of it’s own.