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Blue Lavender Gallery - Sonya Diimmler - July 2023

Please join us in congratulating this month's featured artist in the "Blue Lavender Spa Gallery," Sonya Diimmler. Sonya has served Crooked Creek Art League for several years in various roles - president, workshop chair, juried show chair, community projects. Sonya will be serving Crooked Creek Art League as Juried Show Co-chair in the new league year.

an acrylic painting of carnations in yellow and orange by artist Sandra Oliver

Artist Statement

Painting is – regardless of subject – an emotional and physical response to the world. I paint what excites me and that is most often dogs or cloudscapes. My process is an alla prima pouring out of paint and silenced emotions. Their escape onto the canvas informs my style, my voice. Whether painting colorful land and skyscapes, dogs or abstracts, it is from line and gesture I derive great satisfaction and for that reason I prefer to paint large and loose without regard for the details of realism. My hope is to thereby convey my energy and joy to the viewer.

About the Artwork

Title: "water breathes sun & sky"

Media: acrylic mixed media

Size: 24" x 36"


Artist Bio

Sonya Diimmler

artist Sonya Diimmler

Sonya Diimmler is known locally for her dramatic use of color, whether painting South Carolina landscapes or her favorite subject and muse, her bulldog Smedley.

Sonya’s lake and Lowcountry work regularly adorns the windows at High Noon (at the corner of Highway 6 and Dutch Fork Road) where it can be purchased. Her figurative work is prominently and permanently on display at Chapin Veterinary Hospital (500 Columbia Ave). Ten, four-foot square dog and cat portraits, as well as her “Ship of Drools” sailboat from Crooked Creek Art League’s wildly popular Sailboat project from 2019 are at the site as well.

You can follow her on Instagram @sonyadiimmlerart or reach her at


CCAL Gallery Host:

Blue Lavender Spa Logo

Blue Lavender Spa is happy to bring the beauty of original art into the spa experience by hosting the art of one of our artists in their lobby each month. We are proud to have Blue Lavender Spa as a business partner and are grateful for their support.

This exhibit features one piece of wall hanging artwork per month.

The gallery is located in the lobby of Blue Lavender Spa and Medical Aesthetics at 1400 Chapin Road in Chapin. It hosts a rotating display with a new piece from a Crooked Creek Art League artist featured each month.

For more on our public galleries, click HERE.


Interested in becoming a gallery display artist? For more information or to be selected as an exhibit artist, contact our Public Gallery Coordinator.


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