Combining the artistic talents of mother and daughter, Olga and Sonia, this exhibition brings together Renaissance inspired works with bold abstracts forming a wonderful explosion of colour, movement and light.
Olga was born near Turin in Italy into a family who loved the arts, and naturally loved drawing and painting from an early age. After meeting a young man during the war, she followed her heart and came to England, leaving a growing singing career behind.
In her 8th decade, she still enjoyed working with different mediums ie. pastels, oils, acrylics and watercolours as she likes the variety of textures and colours that can be created. The adage that you are never too old certainly applies to Olga, as now, at the young age of 92, she still sketches! This exhibition brings together a collection of her works.
She says “As an artist, my love of nature, animals and land and seascapes have inspired me”.
Sonia was born in Stratford and now lives in Leamington Spa with her family. She was naturally inspired by her mother to create art. She studied Fine Art at Warwickshire College and has been greatly inspired by the works of Jackson Pollock.
Her abstract art and photography, has a contemplative quality which has been created to engage the viewer spiritually, emotionally and intellectually. Her use of modern materials such as glass and perspex gives her works a truly futurist look.
Sharing her family’s love of music, many of her pieces reflect her emotional responses to the music she composes.
She says “When I hear music, I see colour. I believe Art is the concept of emotional expression. I also love to work with the energy from nature, and breathe life back into off cuts of wood and other unusual materials. I find art a wonderful way to express what I sense and feel”.
You can see some of Sonia’s and Olga’s work below: