Contemporary Japanese bamboo painting in shades of brown (sepia). The Japanese calligraphy is shgai no tomo (sometimes written as shougai no tomo), which means lifelong friend in Japanese. This painting includes a butterfly and dragonfly.
Soniei's Contemporary Art, Nova Scotia Member Since May 2009 Artist Statement I'm Soniei (pronounced sO.nE.A) and I was raised in Clare, a small Acadian-French community in Nova Scotia, Canada. For the past 12 years, I've called both Clare and Halifax (NS) my home.
I started taking drawing and painting lessons at the age of six and I always dreamed of one day becoming an artist. I didn't always have time to paint while growing up because I started traveling as a traditional Acadian dancer at the age of 12. By the age of 16, I began touring as a guitarist and singer as well. Soon after, I was getting my Bachelor of Arts, taught english in Japan, and went back to college for another diploma (Programmer Analyst / Internet Solutions Developer). My education in IT really opened the door for me to start my small online art business, "Soniei's Contemporary Art".
I've been painting contemporary Japanese art for 9 years now. Although I love this job with a passion, I recently found something I love even more than painting. I never thought I'd see the day! That thing is 3D art for video games. It combines my love for art, computers and video games!!!
I'm just an ever-evolving artist who's looking for a balance between my creativity and ... well... my geekiness.