Alley - Oil on canvas

After graduate and postgraduate studies in Fine Art Sonia Martin completed a Masters Degree in printmaking. Her work has been exhibited widely in solo and group shows including the Royal Academy, New Hall College, the Barbican, Lynn Painter Stainers Prize Exhibition, the Bankside Gallery and the Contemporary Art Society.

Awards include Fundacion Valparaiso Residency, Spain, Chhaap Foundation Residency, India, Cork Printmakers Residency, Ireland, Fundacion Amazonia Residency, Bolivia, GX Gallery award, Winsor & Newton Watercolour Prize, Eaton Fund for Artists and the  Oppenheim-John Downs Memorial Trust Award.

Her work is in collections including University of the Arts, Murray Edwards College, Southwark Art Collection, Cork Printmakers, Southampton City Art Gallery, Chhaap Foundation, Morley College, Lady Margaret Hall, Fitzwilliam Museum and the Ashmolean Museum.

Based in London, her themes are memory and mortality and the search for freedom.

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