Enjoy the flavor of the South and other places around the globe through art as experienced by Sonya Marie Cromwell raised in the low country of James Island, South Carolina, just across the Ashley River from Charleston. Now living in the Tampa Bay Area, Florida by way of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Sonya brings the community to life with her bold use of color as she depicts the simplicity of happy African American and African culture through "Black folk"ure Art. Sonya expresses herself in pastels, oils and acrylic. Educated as an engineer, Sonya brings diagonals, observations, shapes, and lines together in her abstract paintings depicting the complexities of the human experience. Sonya defines herself mostly as a mother, a sister, a daughter, a friend, and community artist.
When looking at her art, Sonya wants to invoke joy. The specific purpose of her paintings is to invoke joy, laughter, faith, hope, love, giving and beauty in complete recognition of the Greatness of God and his Son, Jesus Christ. Many of her paintings have their foundation in Christian worship in the Southern Black Church. This art is for the enjoyment of everyone from all walks of life and backgrounds, having few limited edition prints with the intent of reaching the largest number of people around the globe.