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About Me

Hi World!

Hi, I'M Sonia farrell

Loving Life: I have a passion to visually represent things of personal significance that bring purpose to and help celebrate life. 

Loving art: I really enjoy and appreciate texture and vibrant colours, so working with mixed media is a natural choice to express my creative voice. Mediums include fine art quality acrylics, faux metal finishes, modelling past scented natural elements and other components that add texture and meaning for the viewer – especially in encaustic wax art. 

Loving the things you love: I love creating custom paintings, especially pet portraits as for those moments, I have the privilege of being interwoven with people and their pets they celebrate in their lives. I work with pet owners to help point to and share the treasures of their furbabies. 

My pet portrait paintings which feature non-realistic fur colours have been described as unique and intuitive. These custom paintings have been popular gift ideas that have been greatly appreciated by the happy recipient. 

I consider myself privileged to sometimes be creating artworks secretly in preparation for birthdays, Christmas, Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day, and even as wedding gifts. Sometimes loved ones have taken the easier choice of giving a Gift Certificate which then provides the recipient with the ‘experience’ of working together with me to create a very unique and customised painting of their beloved pet. 

Loving connecting with you: A highlight for me is to be able to chat with people about what they love on-line through social media, and face to face through my involvement as Co-Gallery Manager at Creative Hearts Art Gallery on the Gold Coast. You might also find me at some local pet-related events taking every chance to meet pet and their ‘hoomans’. 

Loving creatives: The opportunity to paint with other creatives of varying levels of experience and ages has been something I have grown to truly appreciate over the past year as I have designed and run art workshops for all ages (both in person and on-line). I believe everyone has a bit of creativity in them, and it is fun to see this in action when I facilitate a positive and fun art experience.  The result: a special artwork that is their very own - something they are happy to share with friends and family as it hangs in their own home. 

People like you loving my art: My artworks are in collectors homes in Australia, South Africa and in Japan. Some of the feedback and reviews I have received relating to custom paintings include the following comments:     

From Ros: Fantastic portrait artworks of people's pets. Some come alive off the canvas, due to the real looking eyes and nose, mouth. Part of the portrait is done in a stylised artistic way, using colours to bring out the character of the pet. Amazing creation is the end result. The artist, Sonia is a very lovely lady as well as wonderful, creative artist.

From Jenny: I have followed Pets Portraits for awhile and love Sonia's work. Late last year I was able to commission a portrait of my senior girl Leah. The whole process has been fantastic. Sonia's love for her craft and enthusiasm about getting to know the pet really shines through.

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Loving sunshine: Born in Zambia and having lived in a myriad of southern African countries, and New Zealand, I now find myself based on the beautiful Gold Coast in Australia. 

Loving good business practice: My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller' with the Art Storefronts Organisation which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.

I love animals, it is such a blessing to be able to paint people's pets... I get to work alongside people who love and appreciate the special things about their pets.

“Creativity doesn't wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.”                             —Bruce Garrabrandt

I find creating 'collections' of works truly helps explore and build creative expression.

Colour has a way of speaking to us intuitively. I use this element of art extensively in my art, often using vibrancy, texture and shapes to tell a story visually.


I am always looking for ways to creatively express my deep faith, as well as my love for animals.


I build into my art, imagery that conveys relationships, light, connection and vibrant colours.

career highlights

2022 Sheltered Pet Art Exhibition in collaboration with AWLQ

2020 Treasures of Africa: Creative Hearts

2019 Solo Exhibition: Cruising Chrome 

2019 First Prize Gold Coast Show

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I want you to be happy with your original paintings and/or prints you receive from me, so I will work with you as far as possible to ensure you have as much information, and as many images of the product as possible before it is sent to you. Once you receive the original artwork, and/or print and/or product, and you're not fully satisfied with it, please let me know within 7 days of receiving it. Please return the original artwork and/or print, in the same packaging (or equivalent level of packaging) to ensure it is returned in the best possible condition. To receive a full refund of the purchase price, the original artwork, print or product needs to be received by the artist in the same condition as it was when it was sent.) Note: The cost of returns will not be covered by the artist. Please Note: Costs for returns are for purchaser to pay. This cost for returns will not be covered by the seller (ie the artist)

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Original artworks created by Sonia Farrell are painted using artist quality materials including gesso, acrylics, inks, encaustic wax, mixed mediums and varnishes. Brands include Matisse and Liquitex which have of the highest lightfastness ratings and are archival quality. Canvases used are 380gsm premium cotton duck with heavy duty kiln dried stretcher bars.


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Thank you for taking interest in my Patreon Online Learning Membership. To give you an idea of what my online art workshop sessions are like, I would like to GIFT THIS PATREON ART WORKSHOP for you to enjoy.

Complete the form below and submit it, and I will be back in touch with the link to the Patreon Art workshop: 'Textured Roses'. 

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Once you've created your 'Textured Roses' masterpiece along with me in this online learning art workshop, please email/share photos what you have created, plus any feedback you'd like to offer!  It would be so lovely for me to share in your creativity and for me to know how you enjoyed your experience.

All the very best to you

Sonia :-)    Artist - All Heart by Sonia Farrell


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