Based in Edinburgh, Sonya Elder is a freelancing visual artist on a mission to share some Eye Joy with the world.

 

My practice is driven by a desire for beauty and order, where a sense of formalism brings an emphasis on compositional elements such as colour, line, shape and repetition to enhance the viewer's aesthetic experience. I absorb my subject matter from everyday life- patterns, photography, fashion, films and experiences- and store them in a visual index in my mind to be used almost subconsciously through my work. My aesthetically driven mind then filters the imagery and through my process translates it into personal reflections of my world in an intricate and often graphic manner.