Sydney M. Somoza
Art has always been an important part of her life, which first manifested itself in classical ballet and cultural dance forms. After Sydney began painting, she traveled extensively in Europe. She has lived in South and Central America, New York, Boston, the Midwest and the South.
While living in the Midwest, she was a Signature Member of the lowa Watercolor Society. She was also a Member of the Southwest Watercolor Society and participated in juried shows in New Mexico and Texas. She has placed best in show, and had several First Place awards in the Landscape and Floral categories and was nominated Artist of the Year in 2008.
Somoza's works are described as exhibiting a soft freshness and transparency that are unique to her impressionistic style. "It is my intent to spark an excitement in the viewers of my work...an excitement which enticed me to paint the painting...an excitement in the beauty of nature."
The artist's work is part of numerous private and public collections and can be found in her Garden Studio.