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Sonya Mahnic

Sonya Mahnic, The Tango Series 1, oil on board, 7 x 5 in.

THE TANGO SERIES 1
oil on board
7 x 5 in.
unframed
$325

 

 



Sonya Mahnic, The Tango Series 3, oil on board, 4.5 x 4.5 in.

THE TANGO SERIES 3
oil on board
4.5 x 4.5 in.
unframed
$275



Sonya Mahnic, The Tango Series 4, oil on board, 4.5 x 4.5 in.

THE TANGO SERIES 4
oil on board
4.5 x 4.5 in.
unframed
$275

Sonya Mahnic, The Tango Series 2, oil on board, 7 x 5 in.

THE TANGO SERIES 2
oil on board
7 x 5 in.
unframed
$325

Sonya Mahnic, The Tango Series 5, oil on board, 4.5 x 4.5 in.

THE TANGO SERIES 5
oil on board
4.5 x 4.5 in.
unframed
$275

 

 

Sonya Mahnic, The Tango Series 6, oil on board, 4.5 x 4.5 in.

THE TANGO SERIES 6
oil on board
4.5 x 4.5 in.
unframed
$275

Sonya Mahnic, The Tango Series 7, oil on board, 4.5 x 4.5 in.

THE TANGO SERIES 7
oil on board
4.5 x 4.5 in.
unframed
$275

Sonya Mahnic, The Tango Series 8, oil on board, 4.5 x 4.5 in.

THE TANGO SERIES 8
oil on board
4.5 x 4.5 in.
unframed
$275




Sonya Mahnic, Puppy, oil on canvas, 6 x 6 in.

PUPPY
oil on canvas
6 x 6 in.
unframed
$325

 

 





Sonya Mahnic, Two Pigs, oil on canvas, 5 x 10 in.

TWO PIGS
oil on canvas
5 x 10 in.
unframed
$350

 

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Sonya Mahnic, White Horse, oil on canvas, 10 x 8 in.

WHITE HORSE
oil on canvas
10 x 8 in.
unframed
$350

Sonya Mahnic, Bowler 1, oil on board, 5 x 5 in.

BOWLER 1
oil on board
5 x 5 in.
frameless
$250

 

 

Sonya Mahnic, Bowler 2, oil on board, 5 x 5 in.

BOWLER 1
oil on board
5 x 5 in.
frameless
$250

 


Sonya Mahnic, Scroll, oil on canvas, 4 x 4 in.

SCROLL
oil on canvas
4 x 4 in.
frameless
$275

Sonya Mahnic, Backyard in Winter, oil on canvas, 5 x 7 in.

BACKYARD IN WINTER
oil on canvas
5 x 7 in.
unframed
$325

 

 

 

 

Sonya Mahnic, Window on Horsfield St., oil on canvas, 10 x 8 in.

WINDOW ON HORSFIELD ST.
oil on canvas
10 x 8 in.
unframed
$475


 

Sonya Mahnic, Grand Entrance, oil on canvas, 16 x 12 in.

GRAND ENTRANCE
oil on canvas
16 x 12 in.
unframed
$600

 

 

Sonya Mahnic, Three Cellos, oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in.

THREE CELLOS
oil on canvas
24 x 36 in.
unframed
SOLD

ARTIST STATEMENT

About 10 years ago, in my early 40s, I had the opportunity to take up the cello. A few years later, I started playing in a school youth orchestra to gain some orchestral experience. While I probably occupy the space between never-will-be-very-good and adequate, it is something I enjoy doing and I get a sense of accomplishment from being able to play and produce such a beautiful sound as comes from the cello. For me, music is not just an auditory experience but a visual one as well. I've always taken pleasure in the visual beauty at a performance or practice - the way the lighting casts shadows on the stage, the rich, deep colours of wood instruments and the glint of brass, the delicate curve of a hand around the bow, the quiet stillness in the arrangement of chairs and the pause before the performance. I hope these paintings convey some of what I see and feel when I am watching or participating in a performance.

Sonya Mahnic, 2013

Sonya Mahnic, Flute, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in.

FLUTE
oil on canvas
18 x 24 in.
unframed
SOLD


Sonya Mahnic, Garlic, oil on canvas, 10 x 10 in.

GARLIC
oil on canvas
10 x 10 in.
unframed
$400

 

 

Sonya Mahnic, Cherry Pie, oil on board, 4.75 x 5.25 in.

CHERRY PIE
oil on board
4.75 x 5.25 in.
unframed
SOLD

 

 

Sonya Mahnic, Hockey Player

HOCKEY PLAYER
oil on canvas
6 x 6 in.
unframed
$300

 

 

 

 

Sonya Mahnic, Arrangement in Grey and Black, oil on canvas, 12 x 12 in.

ARRANGEMENT IN GREY AND BLACK
oil on canvas
12 x 12 in.
unframed
$490

 


Sonya Mahnic, Soccer I, oil on canvas, 10 x 8 in.

SOCCER I
oil on canvas
10 x 8 in.
unframed
SOLD

 

Sonya Mahnic spent her formative years in Lethbridge, Alberta. From a young age, she was known for her artistic ability, but feeling the expectations to get a "real" job, played it safe and took business courses at the local community college. Armed with a business diploma, she left for Calgary, where she worked for several years for Revenue Canada before returning to school to pursue a career as an artist.

Shortly after graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Calgary in 1991 with a double major in drawing and printmaking (lithography), her partner Mark got the chance to transfer to his home town and they left for Saint John. Once there, Sonya worked while setting up a studio and volunteering at the ABEC, Saint John's Art Centre. In the mid- 90s, Sonya and Mark decided to start a family, which then took priority, but Sonya was still able to develop her art. She has participated in group and solo shows and sold her work at various venues in Saint John (ABEC, Imperial Theatre, Handworks, The Space, Trinity Galleries) and Calgary and is currently with Citadel Gallery in Saint John and Gallery 78 in Fredericton.

She has had many private commissions over the years, and is especially known for her portrait work and nudes.