Sonia was educated at Glasgow
University, graduating with a B.Sc. in agricultural botany. She worked
in scientific publishing as editor of Chemoreception Abstracts.
In 1988 she started studying printmaking at Morley College. She is a founder
member of Half Moon Printmakers, a member of the cooperative Southbank
Printmakers and a past vice-chair of the Printmakers'
Her interest in animals started in childhood with a pig called Hilary,
geese called Charlie and Cassandra, and a mongrel, Pearl.
Training as a biologist meant, observing plants and animals, drawing them
to aid understanding. But now she can have fun with her drawings and making
them into etchings.