Sonia Fynn SWAc has worked continuously as an artist and illustrator since leaving college where she studied fine art,
painting and sculpture. In the last ten years she has concentrated solely on painting, working from her studio in Chagford,
Devon located within the Dartmoor National Park. In 2006 she was elected to the South West Academy with whom she has exhibited
for the last eight years.
1959-1961 - Harrow School of Art Junior Department.
1961-1963 - Harrow School of Art.
1963-1967 - Farnham School of Art.
Artist and Illustrator to the Examining Boards
1967-1972 - In house artist and illustrator for the Associated Examining Board.
1972-2000 - Freelance artist and illustrator for the Associated Examining Board, The Southern Examining
Group (incorporating the Oxford and Cambridge Examining Boards) and The London and East Anglian Board.
1984-1994 - Throughout this period, one to one fee paying tuition in drawing and painting for students
requiring a portfolio for entrance to specific school and university courses also drawing classes for individuals
looking for improved skills.
Picture Composition, Tony Whelpton and Daphne Jenkins, Longmans, 1986
Talking about Pictures, Tony Whelpton and Daphne Jenkins, Longmans, 1988
The Mirror of Existence, Christine Parry, Daniel and Company, 1995
Language Matters, Various Authors, Associated Examining Board
Business Matters, Various Authors, Associated Examining Board
Science Matters, Various Authors, Associated Examining Board
Painting has always been Sonia Fynn's major passion. She is inspired by colour but her technique is based on
sound basic drawing skills developed from early success in drawing at Harrow. Her medium has developed from oils to
watercolour and most recently, the use of acrylic in overlaid washes. She has been most successful with landscape and
architecture, developing picture series in each of the areas she has lived, including the United States, at the
same time as exploiting her extensive travel in Europe. She has also undertaken a number of private commissions.
Her portfolio includes pictures from Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Buckinghamshire, Columbus, Ohio and Devon. She has
painted extensively in Spain, Italy including Venice, and Greece.
For the most popular picture series and certain drawings, Sonia Fynn has worked with fine art printers to produce
limited editions that have proved to be a successful and affordable alternative to the original works.
1998 Sightlines Open Exhibition
2000 The Conservatory, Columbus, Ohio
2001 Raffensberger Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
2005 South West Academy (Open Exhibition)
2006 South West Academy (Open Exhibition)
2007 South West Academy (Open Exhibition)
2008 South West Academy (Open Exhibition)
2009 South West Academy (Academicians Show and Open Exhibition)
2010 South West Academy (Academicians Show and Open Exhibition)
2011 South West Academy (Academicians Show and Open Exhibition)
2012 South West Academy (Academicians Show and Open Exhibition)
2013 The Lens And The Easel, (Exhibition of photographs by Michael Carter of SWAc Artists, and their work)
2013 South West Academy (Academicians Show and Open Exhibition)
2014 South West Academy (Academicians Show and Open Exhibition)
2014 21 Group of Artists, Ariel Centre, Totnes
2014 21 Group of Artists Birdwood House, Totnes
2015 21 Group of Artists, Theatre Royal Plymouth