My artwork was nothing to write home about in the beginning of my artistic journey. In fact, it often left me wondering why I wanted to pursue something that I clearly wasn't very good at. However, I discovered something about myself each, and every time I picked up a paintbrush, pencil, or crayon. I realized that I was my BEST SELF when engaged in art. Art quickly grew to become the love of my life, my food, my drink...my air.
I love my work, and feel so blessed to do what I do! Very fortunate I am. Yet, like quite a few artists I haven't found my stylistic niche'. As an self taught artist I'm always rediscovering myself, trying to find my own sense of style. As of right now, art for me is more of a spiritual experience. It's soothes my soul & releases my inhibitions. It gives me a platform to express myself freely. Art is my passion. It's buried deep in my soul. Unlike humans art is kind, has no judgement, and can never be wrong. Art is my expression of gratefulness to God. To one day become a great artist is my dream, my heart, my goal.
I wanted to connect more with my audience on Facebook by sharing my thoughts, dreams, and aspirations. So, in January 2014 I came up with "#ThrowbackThursday ~ Reflections of My Art & Soul", a tidbit status post about my journey as an self-taught artist, posted on Thursday's only. Since art has and continues to be the main outlet to express myself I decided that "Reflections of My Art & Soul" would be the perfect name for my blog as well.
Below is a pic of the pillow design "Freedom Wings" that was also inspired by my soul searching reflections. This design started the ball rolling on a lot of stuff I still have to share. Stay tuned...
As far as finding my signature style goes...well this is what I concluded...
I am a self taught artist who enjoys being totally free to create from my imagination without limitations. Allowing the creator to create through me as he does with all artists I believe. I bring new visions to the world of fantasy and imaginary places.
And, little by little, from my paint brush...a soul...an image... a piece of art emerges.
Until next time...peace and blessings ♥
Sonya M. Jones
|This pillow design "Freedom Wings" was inspired by FB tidbit posts "Reflections of My Art & Soul."|