Sonia Elphick

  • Painting

Through life's challenges, I endeavour to improve and expand my knowledge and skills. I love the magic a line, a colour, a brushstroke can create.

Studio Details

Blak Box Art Studio
1124 Caves Road

Opening Hours

  • Sat 9 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 10 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 11 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 12 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 13 SeptBy appointment
  • Thu 14 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 15 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 16 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 17 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 18 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 19 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 20 SeptBy appointment
  • Thu 21 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 22 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 23 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 24 Sept10am - 4pm

Studio is separate to the house, veer to the right of the driveway. Look for the black box!

  • Parking suitable for cars
  • Refreshments available

‘Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a painting of the artist and not the sitter’ - Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)
Painting is my joy but sharing my art will be my challenge. I am fumbling my way through this journey and feeling all the discomfort of ‘baring my soul’. I’m coming out from the shadow.
Painting has given me pride, passion and incentive. I persevere through life’s challenges, endeavoring to improve and expand my knowledge and skillset with every mark. I love the ‘magic’, a line, colour or brushstroke can create. The form, the layers and texture, it’s all an adventure. The initial images I’ve worked from, were chosen for their indifference, but the subsequent paintings permeate my sentiment across the canvas.
A large, STRONG painting when successful, excites and inspires me to go further. I want to extend my journey and continue searching for the ‘magic’ that eludes me. My paintings are big, they can’t be ignored.
I’m fortunate to have found painting in my life. The enjoyment and surprise, the power of self-discovery. It’s valuable to find an interest that consistently reinforces, questions, my self-belief.
‘The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize’. - Robert Hughes, (7th August 2012)