Sonya Coppo is a versatile artist who has created many kinds of art since she was a child. Coppo’s canvas art began in the 1990’s when, as an interior designer in the Midwest, she began designing and painting canvas floorcloths, table runners, placemats, and coasters for her clients.
After moving to Placitas, New Mexico in 2005 she began using her canvas to paint interpretations of the Plains Indian Parfleche envelope as wall hangings as well as purses in addition to her other canvas art. She designs and paints with acrylics and inks on heavy weight canvas. The purses are lined and sewn together with sinew. Her work reflects the colors, culture and spirit of the Southwest.
Her work can be seen at Handwoven Originals in Santa Fe, New Mexico; San Pasqual’s in Old Town, and Sumner and Dene, Albuquerque, New Mexico; the Roller Gallery in Placitas, New Mexico.
Visit her website: http://SonyaCoppo.net. She welcomes custom work and invites you to visit her studio by appointment in Placitas, New Mexico.