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Sonja Rivett-Carnac (nee Chambers)

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"MONA LISA apres Leonardo"
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MONA LISA apres Leonardo
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"Terry, Ari & baby Chelsey"
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Terry, Ari & baby Chelsey
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Kenyan Woman
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"Portrait of General Ridgely"
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Portrait of General Ridgely
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"Young Frauke"
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Young Frauke
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Xhosa Maiden
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Memory
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White Veil
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"Spring Daisy"
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Spring Daisy
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"Musing"
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Musing
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"Old Man by the Sea"
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Old Man by the Sea
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Confrontation
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Kenyan Rose
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Garden Concert
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Reclining Diagonals
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Sonja Rivett-Carnac (nee Chambers)

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About Sonja

Sonja Rivett-Carnac (nee Chambers)

Life is Fragile - precious and forever changing. Loved ones pass on; friends come and go. I like to record LIFE through my painting.

By painting portraits my intention is to capture not only the outer facade, but the essence of a person - immortalising them in time. Sometimes recording a memory, life experience or validating a person's life.

I'm inspired by atmospheric portraits and the feelings conveyed through an expression, mood and the play of light & dark on interesting features.

The richness and versatility of oils is wonderful as a painting medium for the subtleties of portraiture. Gradually the work evolves until the moment when I exclaim, "Hello, look who's here!" and feel the person looking back at me from the canvas.

It's the most glorious sensation to be lost in a painting. In meditation I mix the oil paints until the colours are "just so" then brush them on the canvas - like a puzzle, piecing the face together with colour, tone, line and form ... Finding harmony with composition while discovering the person I'm striving to portray.

I also enjoy exploring new ideas and different ways of painting faces and shall continue to experiment with creative expression.

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."
~ Oscar Wilde

Price Range

US$ 68-1,673

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Exhibitions

Sonja's been an active member of SASA since 2002 and regularly participates in their Annual and Merit Exhibitions. She received a Highly Commended Award for her mixed media painting "Madonna Mirage" in 2010 at their 104th Annual Exhibition, and in 2015 a Commended Award for her oil painting "See me in a Different Light (13 faces)".

She's successfully completed numerous portrait commissions for local and international clients, including posthumous portraits from black and white photographs.

Education

Chris Ruthven, Marcelle Lyons, Michaelis (UCT)

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