Artist feature - Sonja Wimmer Apr 16 2017Nouveaux artistes
We're so glad to see that artist Sonja Wimmer has decided to join the ranks here at Advocate! The talented illustrator brings a lot to the table, which it goes without saying includes her lovely drawing style, which we feel has a diverse range and would be suitable for the 0-5 and 5 years to young adult age ranges. If you'd like to see more of her work, please visit her Advocate portfolio.
"Painting and storytelling are two big passions of mine. After studying and working for some years as a graphic designer in my hometown of Munich and in Brussels, I decided to pack my bag and move to Barcelona in Spain to study Illustration at the Llotja Arts and Crafts School. Since then I haven’t stopped painting. Over the last few years several of my books have won awards in the United States.
Now I live with my family and all kinds of wonderful tales near the German Alps between two rivers and loads of brushes, working as a freelance illustrator for publishing houses and other clients around the world.
I love drawing at the seaside, in the mountains or in a café, catching ideas in the songs of the water, the glance of a passerby or at the bottom of a cup of coffee. Illustrating means for me the opportunity to bring a little light to people, to move them, and to make them laugh, reflect and dream."