Painting and transmitting her knowledge and inspirations through the canvas - Sonia Poli

Updated: Dec 11, 2020

A citizen of the world, Sonia Poli was born in Brasil, not far from São Paulo. She studied Fine Arts. Her works were published in the catalogue '' Artes plásticas: Brasil ''. Poli has been painting for more than 30 years and comes to Portugal once a year. Her works are well known on the mainland - they were presented in Barcelos, Famalicão, Guimarães and Visela, as well in Funchal. Sonia has presented her work and provided workshops all over Madeira. Her name resounds in Germany, Colombia, Peru, Japan, Italy, and the United States.

When you started painting, how did you discover your talent?

Sonia: I started painting on canvas at the age of 25, however, very early, at the age of 15, I realized that I had a lot of interest and aptitude for the arts, drawings, shapes, colors and mixture of colors.

Sunset in Porto. Oil on canvas

Tell us more about your work, where do you find inspiration and motivation?

Sonia: My inspiration comes from within the soul and often comes suddenly, where I find motivation to draw, paint, photograph and take out everyday models so that I can portray on the canvas. Painting is a sensation that gives me a lot of pleasure and pride, which makes me dedicate myself to this wonderful art every day.

Lighthouse. Oil painting on canvas - Impressionism style

What do you think of art in Madeira?

Sonia: Madeira Island, with it's unique beauty, is an endless source of inspiration for any artist with it's beaches, mountains, gardens and stunning landscapes.

Color explosion. Impressionist Style -Oil on Canvas

Your hobbies? How do you spend your time?

Sonia: I spend my time like a normal person, going to shopping malls, parks, tours and trips, but my hobby is really painting, which gives me great pleasure.

Basket Cart. Funchal Wood Island. Oil painting on canvas. Impressionist Style

Would you support / participate in the renovation of the art project with open doors? What do you think about the project?

Sonia: I would participate with great pleasure and it would be a great honor and pride.

The "Portas Abertas" art project is a project that I consider very important for the island of Madeira and that greatly values ​​art and culture in the region and that should be encouraged.

Musicians. Oil on canvas. 75x95

Is there an artist you admire and would like to reach out to?

Sonia: I have many references and I admire many artists, but I follow my path without pretending to reach this or that artist.

Sunset. Impressionist Painting - Oil on canvas

Where do you see yourself in the future, plans, fears?

Sonia: I see myself always painting and transmitting my knowledge and inspirations through the canvas.

I have no defined plans or fears, I just follow my life day by day hoping that I will always have one more day to be able to share my art.

“Fishing Day” - Oil on canvas

Veronika Zhezhovska 09.12.2020






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