Welcome to my Studio: Here you will learn about my newest paintings and travels.


WEBSITE: www.soniahale.com EMAIL: soniahale1@gmail.com.

Monday, March 24, 2014

My new website is up: Commissions and Fine Art: Sonia Hale



It has been a joy to work on gathering my creative forces to put together my new website! Please visit it at website: www.soniahale.com

I am a former graphic designer, so it was fun to get back into that old familiar place of fonts, layout and photographs. My other website will be phased out.

If you have any questions or comments, it's always nice to get feedback. Please
email me at soniahale1@gmail.com

Thursday, March 6, 2014

New portrait commission: William



Dudley
oil on linen
28" x 22"
private collection

To go to my children's portrait commissions gallery

Sonia Hale is an award-winning, nationally-collected artist in Boston. She paints commissioned portraits for families and institutions nationwide. Her original landscape and still life oil paintings can be purchased at http://www.soniahale.com. For more information, go to http://www.soniahale.com. You can reach her by email at soniahale1@gmail.com.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The coast looking to Vineyard Sound

This view took my breath away last summer—even more than the views of the famous lighthouse at Gay Head. The sense of the light reflecting and glistening off the coast was quite notable.



Looking to Vineyard Sound
oil on linen
24" x 36"

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Sonia Hale is an award-winning, nationally-collected artist in Boston. She paints commissioned portraits for families and institutions nationwide. Her original landscape and still life oil paintings can be purchased at http://www.soniahale.com. For more information, go to http://www.soniahale.com. You can reach her by email at soniahale1@gmail.com.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Oceanside: Seascapes of Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard

I am starting to paint from some sketches and reference of my Cape Cod vacation time last summer. Here are a few of my newest works. I'm very pleased to be working on this oceanside collection.




Top:
Chatham Lighthouse Beach
oil on linen
24 x 30


Bottom:
East Chop Light, MV
oil on linen
18 x 24

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Sonia Hale is an award-winning, nationally-collected artist in Boston. She paints commissioned portraits for families and institutions nationwide. Her original landscape and still life oil paintings can be purchased at http://www.soniahale.com. For more information, go to http://www.soniahale.com. You can reach her by email at soniahale1@gmail.com.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Just Unveiled: Maisie, my latest children's portrait commission



This is my newest child oil portrait. This young girl is the third generation of New York City family members (at least) who have had their portraits painted at a very young age. I was truly honored to be asked as other family members have been painted by well known artists including Erik Haupt, a New York portrait artist who lived from 1891-1984. It was a pleasure to see the family's portrait collection and to become a part of their family tradition.

As her mother noted she is a self-assured four year old and I was most happy to be sure that all the details were to be finalized to her satisfaction. I was gratified to hear from her that she and her husband were absolutely thrilled with the painting.

To go to my children's portrait commissions gallery


Sonia Hale is an award-winning, nationally-collected artist in Boston. She paints commissioned portraits for families and institutions nationwide. Her original landscape and still life oil paintings can be purchased at http://www.soniahale.com. For more information, go to http://www.soniahale.com. You can reach her by email at soniahale1@gmail.com.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Holidays Gifts—Gift certificates for Portraits and Landscapes



For those looking for gifts for loved ones who already have 3 of everything, a gift certificate for a portrait or a landscape of their choosing is a lovely and memorable idea! Why not treat your loved one to something really unique thst the family will always treasure?

Please visit my website to see samples of my work:
www.soniahale.com


Sonia Hale is an award-winning, nationally-collected artist in Boston. She paints commissioned portraits for families and institutions nationwide. Her original landscape and still life oil paintings can be purchased at http://www.soniahale.com. For more information, go to http://www.soniahale.com. You can reach her by email at soniahale1@gmail.com.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Sargent Watercolors (and oils) at Boston Museum of Fine Arts


The Sargent Watercolors exhibition is one of the finest I've attended. Not only were there watercolors, but oils so that you could truly revel in what Sargent was communicating about his feeling for his subject.

It was moving to see in person his gorgeous paintings of his family including his sister Emily Sargent and niece Rose-Marie a frequent model. Seeing photographs of his settings in a few sparse places gave more information that I appreciated.

Sargent did not like to let go (or sell) of his watercolors and I could well see why. This is a fantastic quote from the exhbition catalog: "Sargent's watercolors 'were not to be obtained for love or money, but to fall to the lot of such of his friends as wisely as marry for them for wedding gifts or tumble out of a gondala and need consolation.' " Written by Edward V. Lucas, a popular Bristish writer.


Sonia Hale is an award-winning, nationally-collected artist in Boston. She paints commissioned portraits for families and institutions nationwide. Her original landscape and still life oil paintings can be purchased at http://www.soniahale.com. For more information, go to http://www.soniahale.com. You can reach her by email at soniahale1@gmail.com.