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Sonia Mocnik Picture

P.O.Box 2612 STN Terminal

British Columbia, Canada
V6B 3W8
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My artwork captures colour, light and the relationship they make with the stroke of the paint brush.    The observation of life in a moment lends itself to details that otherwise would not be observed and also leads to wanting to further understand what the eye sees.

I am inspired by nature and the outdoors and spend time between Vancouver, B.C., Canada and the area of Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico.  The beautiful natural surroundings of mountains, ocean and parks in B.C. and the abundant bird life, vibrancy of color and charm of the small towns on Lake Chapala, provide many interesting themes for my paintings and drawings. I am drawn to watercolour, but enjoy pen and ink and acrylic as media.  Plein Air is one of my favorite activities.  I am an Active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver, Hycroft Painters and a member of the Vancouver Sketch Club.  I am also a member of the Lake Chapala Painting Guild and Ajijiic Society of the Arts in Mexico.

I have taken direction and workshops in watercolour painting from Alfonso Tejada, Ratrinadra Das, AWS, NWS, Enda Bardell, Miguel Nunez Flores, and workshops in acrylic from Jan Poynter and Andrew McDermot, IAPS/MC, SFCA,PSC, former president of the Federation of Canadian Artists.

My art works are held in Australia, Canada, US, Mexico, Germany, Netherlands and the U.K.

Instruction and Workshops:

West Vancouver Arts and Rec

Expressive Watercolors with Sonia Mocnik 35869

October 3 to November 7th, 10 to 1pm, Music Box, 1584 Argyle

Sonia will discuss composition, values, techniques, planning the painting and taking reference photos using your phone or tablet. Each session will begin with a short discussion of colour and a short critique of paintings. Detailed instruction will assist students in achieving their own masterpieces. There may also be a possibility to paint outdoors on location, depending on the weather. Some experience required.

Bring your watercolor supplies and Arches full sheets or Arches watercolor pads or Fabriano Studio Watercolor 140lbs cold press.


Watercolor with Sonia Mocnik 36660  

 October 5 to December 7th, 9 to 12pm, 2121 Marine Drive

Instruction will be focused on colour theory and composition. A variety of painting styles will be covered to help students discover what corresponds to their authentic self. Students will be encouraged to play with the medium and also the elements of the design to achieve a creative and personal expression in their paintings. Intermediate to advanced level of experience

Bring your watercolor supplies and supplies of your favorite watercolor paper and we will work with this and explore more.


Watercolor with Sonia Mocnik 36662

January 18th to March 15th,2018 9 to 12pm 2121 Marine Drive


Federation Gallery, 1241 Cartwright Street,  Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C.

Galeria Sol Mexicano, #13 Calle Colon Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico 



Sonia Mocnik belongs to the following groups:
 The Vancouver Sketch Club Vancouver
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