Sonia developed painting as a hobby thanks to her mother whose endeavour it was to keep her daughter busy during the summer holidays. In life’s roller coaster ride of general responsibilities, painting per se took a back seat for Sonia though her love for colours and expressions remained.
Post marriage when Sonia moved to the tea gardens, the array of lovely experiences of nature in all its magnificent and majestic glory had a great visual impact on her. When her husband was transferred and they moved to Kolkata, she had a strong desire to keep the brilliant colours vivid in her mind and the hues, unforgotten. She wanted to relive their beauty through paints and brushes and says painting which started as a hobby has, in these pandemic times, become a therapy and a source of happiness.