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Chophouse of Chapin/Deca Gallery with Sonya Diimmler

Get a taste of some great new art in the gallery at The Chophouse of Chapin and Deca Dessert bar.

Congratulations to artist, Sonya Diimmler, for her inspiring oil paintings. Her paintings will be on display from October through December. Check it out!

seven oil paintings by artist Sonya Diimmler
Oil paintings by Sonya Diimmler on display at Chophouse of Chapin/Deca Gallery

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

From left to right

Promise Me Things - oil, 30" x 40", $1,275

When Worlds Collide - oil, 30" x 40", $1,275

Where the Peaceful Waters Flow - oil, 48" x 60", $2,200

Teal Lake - oil, 36" x 48", $1,780

Que Sera - oil, 12" x 16", $289

Beating It Home - oil, 12" x 16", $289

Snowbird -oil, 12" x 16" $289

marsh scene with large clouds
"Dream Clouds" - oil, $24" x 48", $895

setting sun over water
"Never Leaving" - oil, 30" x 40", $1,275

sailboats moored in a harbor
"Dream Boat" - oil, 18" x 24", $330


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 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.

Sonya's most recent exhibit was at Rob Shaw Gallery and Framing featuring paintings from Sonya's Rose Garden and Dream Marsh series.

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


CCAL Gallery Host:

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Chophouse of Chapin


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the Deca Dessert Bar

The Chophouse/Deca Gallery is located inside the Chophouse of Chapin on inner wall shared with the Deca Dessert Bar at 301 Columbia Avenue in Chapin (across from the High School). We are excited to partner with the Happy Fork restaurant group to showcase the artwork of local artists.

A collection of art by one to two artists is featured in this gallery in a display that rotates every three months. The gallery is open to the public during normal business hours.

For more on this and all our other galleries, click HERE.


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