Biography:

Vancouver born, I am inspired by the urban environment, and by the contrasting nature, water and mountains that are so close at hand.   Plein Air is one of my favorite activities.   Exploration of the medium of watercolour continuously surprises me and has me trying new ideas all the time.  Journaling, line and wash, florals, landscapes and abstracts make my journey in art ever expanding.

I instruct classes through the West Vancouver Community Center, at sea on various cruiseships and give demonstrations by request.

soniamocnik@gmail.com | soniamocnik.com 

Education:
• Foundations program with the Federation of Canadian Artists
• workshops and courses in Canada and Mexico

Selected Solo Exhibition:
• 2019 Café Mira, Solo Show, March 3 to April 2nd
• 2016 Unitarian Church, Artistic Journey, Solo Show, June 1 – August 3rd

    Select group shows:
  • 2019 Group Exhibition "Candy Views", Harmony Arts Festival, Ambleside, West Vancouver
  • 2019 Art Speak Exhibition "Riparian Rhapsody at Harmony",Harmony Arts Festival,
  • 2019 Art Beat - paired with Jones and Company Bespoke Framers July 31 to Aug 12
  • 2019 Small Art Works, July 15 to Sept 15, Federation Gallery Granville Island
  • 2019 Summer Show, July 3 to September 2, Hycroft Gallery 1489 McRae Ave., Vancouver
  • 2019 Mid Main Art Fair, June 9, Group One Day Show of the Mid Main Artists
  • 2019 Postcard Competition, May 1st to July 31st, online exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists,www.artists.ca
  • 2019 West End Art in the City May 3-5, booth 25
  • 2019 Bloom Show, “Bee in the Moment”, Federation Gallery (FCA) on Granville Island, Apr 2 to April 14,


• 2018 Harmony Arts Exhibition, “Buddha Flower”, Silk Purse Gallery, August 3-11
• 2018 Aire Exhibition, “Her Untold Story”, online portion of the FCA gallery show, www.artists.ca
• 2018 Landscape Exhibition, “Ete en Eze”, Federation Gallery, June
• 2018 Aquarelle et Pastel Exhibition, “Buddha Flower”, Federation Gallery, April 17 to 30


• 2017 Group Show, Canada 150, Vancouver Sketch Club, Gateway Theatre, Richmond, B.C. Sept
• 2017 Small, Smaller, Smallest, “Express”, Federation Gallery August 18 to Sept 8
• 2017 Westvan Memorial Library, ”Ferry to Bowen”, Instructors Exhibition Aug 22 – Sept 25
• 2017 Paint the Town, “Bombshell”, Turnbull Gallery, Semiahmoo Arts Center, White Rock,
• 2017 “Limitless” Federation of Canadian Artists online at www.artists.ca August – October
• 2017 ART BEAT, Harmony Arts Festival, BJ's Fashions, Dundarave, B.C. Aug 2 – 18
• 2017 Divercity, Deer Lake Gallery 6584 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, B.C. July 8th to Aug 5th,
• 2017 "0 Canada" exhibition, "Boats on the Fraser" Federation Gallery June 18 to July 2nd
• 2017 Mid Main Art Fair, Vancouver, B.C. Canada June 11 Show
• 2017 Crossing Boundaries, International Arts Gallery, International Village Mall, Vancouver, B.C.

  • Various shows and exhibitions Canada and Mexico 2009 - 2016

Awards:

  • 2018 1 of 12 finalist “Under the Umbrellas” selected from the Plein aire Grand Prix to move onto the Paint the Mountain Competition at the Harmony Arts Festival
  • 2017 3rd Place, “Bombshell” Semiahmoo Art Center, Paint the Town, Plein Air event
  • 2016 3rd Place, “Balloons Galore” Harmony Arts Festival 9th Annual Grand Prix Plein Air Challenge, West Vancouver, BC
  • 2016 2nd Place, “tlaquepaque” Watercolor Section, ASA Juried Show, Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
  • 2016 People’s Choice Award, “Women in the Shadows” International Women’s Week Art Exhibit hosted by the Chapala Sunrise Rotary Club and the Lake Chapala Painting Guild, Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
  • 2015 People’s Choice Award PAINT OUT AJIJIC, Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
  • 2015 People’s choice Award, Gibsons Landing Paint Out, Gibsons, B.C.
  • 2015 2nd Place, “Harmony in Action” Harmony Arts Festival Annual Grand Prix Plein Air Challenge, West Vancouver, BC

  • Teaching:
    • 2017 to present, watercolour courses at West Vancouver Community Center
    • 2018/2019 “Happy Accidents”, outdoor demonstration at the Harmony Arts Festival, August