Sonal Raje is a professional artist based in Guelph, Canada. She is actively involved in the local art associations, as well as global ventures that promote the arts.
She is a member of the Canadian delegation that is invited to participate in the annual show of the Société Nationale des Beaux – Arts ( Est 1862) at The Louvre in Paris. She has shown her work at the 2014 and 2016 shows.
At this show, the prestigious Academy of Arts Sciences Lettres (Est 1915) awards Diplomas and Medals to selected artists. Sonal Raje was awarded the Bronze Medal and Diploma in 2014, and it has just been declared that she is the recipient of the Tin Medal and Diploma at the December 2016 show for her painting “MIRAGE.”
Sonal’s abstract art expresses emotions through the use of colour, form, and texture. Her cultural roots in India, travels through Europe, and the natural beauty of her hometown of Guelph have all contributed towards evolving her art in new directions.
Her art has been shown in solo and group shows in Guelph, Toronto, New York, Paris, Florence, Hungary, and Mumbai. She has received awards for a number of paintings.
She has a passion for promoting art as a medium of self-expression in the community. She facilitates a MeetUp group in Guelph to share her skills. Her paintings are displayed at the Art Gallery of Guelph store and the Guelph Artisan store.