Sonya Ireland Member Since July 2017 Artist Statement Many of the watercolor prints that are featured here which were created before 2010 were signed with my maiden name, which is Sonya Fedotowsky. After marrying into the Ireland family, I thought the new last name was very appropriate to the genres I tend to paint in, which is traditional European fantasy and folklore. Never fear, it's still me!
As a child my playground were the fields and forests around my backyard, so I grew up immersed in nature, which is my biggest influence. My grandmother also read fairy tales to me, and later that evolved into a love for fantasy themes.
I work in a variety of mediums, but I definitely enjoy watercolor the best. That is seconded by pen and ink which is often paired with watercolor. I also work digitally with Photoshop.