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Sonja Hamilton


Sonja Hamilton is a San Francisco born artist, teacher, author and caligrapher. Sonja is noted for her fluid, concise watercolors - whether landscapes, seascapes or flowers. She graduated from San Jose State University with a BA degree and holds a Lifetime Special Teaching Credential in Art, has exhibited widely, and has paintings in private collections in the USA, Australia, Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, Japan and China. Sonja has taught in adult education since 1967, has conducted several workshops in Hawaii, California, Arizona, Nevada, and was an instructor on a tour of Italy and Greece, the Canadian Rockies, France, Belgium, Swtizerland, and Spain. Amongst her numerous awards are several Best of Show, First Awards and the Grumbacher Gold Medallion. Sonja's watercolor (reference) book "Watercolor - Its only a piece of paper", now sold out, was published in 2015. "Although I draw and paint in many media, I find watercolor the most exciting, spontaneous, and challenging. When I paint, my cares leaves and I become totally immersed in what I am doing. Watercolor is exhilarating, yet most relaxing for me - a great joy. It is who I am."





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