Inside the Studio

Sonnia Guerra

Favorite material to work with?
Acrylic and canvas.

What themes do you pursue?

How many years as an artist?
32 years.

What was the best advice given to you as an artist?
My husband’s advice: “Never give up!”

Where is your studio?
Brasilia, Brazil.

Art school or self-taught?
School of Fine Arts, Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Brazil.

Prefer to work with music or in silence?
With music.

What’s around the corner from your place? 

Where can we find you outside of the studio?
At home, with my family.

If you couldn’t be an artist, what would you do?
I can’t imagine.

Day job?
Night and day.

Favorite contemporary artist?
Gerhard Richter, Tápies, Chuck Close.

If you could only have one piece of art in your life, what would it be?
A Picasso work.

Who are your favorite writers?
Jorge Amado.

Use anything other than paint?
Golden leaves, sometimes.

Is painting dead?
Never will be.

Favorite brush?
Flat brush in bristle.

Palette knifes?
I use them sometimes.

Monet or Manet?