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Chamber Spotlight Artist May 2022: Sonya Diimmler

Congratulations to Sonya Diimmler for being the Chapin Chamber of Commerce's Spotlight Artist for May. Sonya is an active member of Crooked Creek Art League, having served as president and chair of several committees.

See her beautiful artwork in person at the Chamber if you get a chance!

Congratulations Sonya!

Oil Painting "High Clouds Low Country III" by Sonya Diimmler
"High Clouds Low Country III" by Sonya Diimmler

About the Artwork

"High Clouds Low Country III" by Sonya Diimmler (framed)


Size: 24" x 36"

Price: $899

Artist Bio

Sonya Diimmler

Photo of 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.

Sonya’s most recent solo exhibit, Seeking Solace, a series of large, colorful Lake and Lowcountry paintings, was on display at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, June-September 2021. Her work has earned awards and recognition at the SC State Fair, Union County Arts Council and Crooked Creek Art League.

While Sonya proclaims herself an introvert, she is an active member of the Crooked Creek Art League in Chapin where she serves as Workshop Coordinator and is a past President. She enjoys painting in good company, and even occasionally mentors beginner artists. You can follow her on Instagram @sonyadiimmlerart or reach her at

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.


CCAL Gallery Host:

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Each month, CCAL shines a spotlight on one of our own. The Chapin Chamber of Commerce graciously features the art of this artist in their lobby in the CCAL Spotlight Artist Gallery.

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

The gallery is located in the lobby of the Chapin Chamber of Commerce at 302 Columbia Avenue 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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