Sonja Mortimer immigrated to Canada from Denmark with her parents settling in Ontario. A chance visit to an outdoor children’s water-colour class, Sonja was inspired to create her first piece of work. She has had a paint brush or a pencil in her hand ever since.
Mortimer is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art, York University's Fine Art program and a former visual arts specialist/teacher.
Sonja is a member of the Colour and From Society.
Mortimer has worked with a variety of mediums throughout her career however, the primary focus in recent years is on acrylic painting and collage, .
Her body of work has grown increasingly layered in materials and meaning.
That meaning is grounded in a fascination with structure and space, whether natural or man made.
Selected Juried and Group Shows:
2022 Art Around Acton : public art Halton Hills
2021 Pelham Arts Festival : Online Art show.
2019 Colour and Form Society 67th annual Juried Show,
Etobicoke Civic Centre,Toronto.
Phenom/ Headwaters Arts Festival Gallery, Alton On.
Colour and Form Society New Members Show, Beaux Arts, Brampton
Artists and their Work/Helson Gallery, Georgetown ON
2018 Colour and Form Society 66th annual Juried Show,
Etobicoke Civic Centre, Toronto.
2017 Grounded, Headwaters Gallery Alton On.
Common Grounds Millcroft Inn Alton On
2016 Headwaters 20th Anniversary Arts Festival, Caledon On.
Common Ground, Glen Williams Visual Arts Centre, Georgetown ON
2015 Insight Show, Wellington Museum and Archives, Fergus On.
2011 Seeing Red, Alton Mill Gallery Alton ON.
Eye Full, Fifth Annual Summer Salon Show; Glen Williams Visual Arts Centre
Down the Garden Path, out door garden show, Inglewood ON.
2010 Summer Sojourn, Solo show, Alton Mill Gallery, Alton ON.
Two Artists, Four Directions , Glen Williams Visual Arts Centre
Insight Show, Wellington Museum and Archives, Fergus ON.
2009 Headwaters Arts Festival, Caledon On. Award
Details, Curiosity Books and Gallery, Creemore ON.
Art in the Park, Oakville On.
Insight Show ,Wellington Museum and Archives Fergus ON.
Alton Mill Gallery, Alton ON.
2008 Passion, Paul Morin Gallery, Rockwood ON.
Hills Of Erin Studio Tours, Burdette Gallery
Eye Full, Third Annual Summer Salon; Glen Williams Visual Arts Centre
Spaces Embraced, Glen Williams Visual Arts Centre, Halton Hills ON.
2007 Headwaters Arts Festival, Caledon, ON.
John Sommers Art Show, Georgetown ON. Awards
Halton Hills Artisan Show, Georgetown ON.
Eye Full, Second Annual Summer Salon; Glen Williams Art Gallery, Halton Hills ON.
Watercolours, Ceramic Relief Sculpture, Porcelain jewelry and masks
1990 Canadian Craft Show-One of a Kind 1986-1990 Toronto ON. Design Award
1985-88 Calgary Chamber of Commerce-Artisan Show, Calgary Alberta
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Artisan Shows Toronto ON.
Loveridge-Phoenix Gallery, Toronto ON.
Red Brick Cobblestone Gallery, Niagara-on-the-Lake ON.
Crossraods Gallery, Elora, ON.
Glen Gallery, London ON.