“A person of strength, who paints like hell,” is how one gallery owner describes Sonya Fe.
I’m not free, is Fe’s inner calculation. The nature of her work has always been a biographical depiction of her own life encounters. As an artist, she has chosen her subject matter to be the plight of women and children. “I feel there is a need for these to be seen by the public – for all those who have been through hell and back but have no means to express themselves, they will look and breathe a sigh of relief,” says Fe.
Sonya Fe received her BA in art from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She has published children’s stories and a drawing book to help children illustrate their own stories. She is a co-founder of Publishing Children’s Stories, an intervention program integrating literacy, art, and technology for elementary schools. In 1998, Fe received the National Artist Award from the California State Senate.