Sonya Palencia is a painter, illustrator, and sculptor, whom utilizes old world aesthetics to illuminate the peculiar. A native of California, Sonya embraced art at as a child using the intrigue of nature and local history to fuel her passion. She graduated from the Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, CA) with distinction in Film & Fine Art, and served 10 years in the film industry as a designer and sculptor. With an adoration of German Romanticism, Czech and Mexican surrealism, she has traveled abroad to research the classical arts and traditional folklore. She and her husband (fellow artist Jeff Nentrup) currently pursue their fine art on a ranch nestled within the inspiring Californian Los Padres National Wilderness.