Modern Artists Gallery

Sonia Rollo

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LOVE A DUCK
MA BELLE
BLOSSOM
CHARLIE IS MY DARLING
CHE BELLA
PERSONAL BEST
HONEY HARE
PRICK UP YOUR EARS
AMBER EYES
ON THE TIP OF MY TONGUE
SPRING IS IN THE AIR
PICK OF THE PENGUINS
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
PRINCESS
WOOF II WOOF WOOF
YOU ONLY HAVE TO WHISTLE
APHRODITE
BUNDLE OF JOY
THE LOVE LIGHT IN YOUR EYES 2
ALFIE
TIMOROUS BEASTIE
HARRY HARE
HURRAH HAIRY
BOUNCY HARE
TOWN AND COUNTRY
GREY MALKIN
TO INFINITY AND BEYOND
SOUTH PAW
HARE IN A HURRY
YOU DANCING?
I'M DANCING
STARBUCK
OVER THE MOON
STARGAZING
LOOK OUT
WALTZ
HARE WE GO AGAIN
HOP ALONG
MY BEST BIB AND TUCKER
PLEASE RETWEET
FRANCIS DRAKE
ROSIE
DIAMOND GEEZER
QUEENIE
ANOTHER BAD HAIR DAY
THE SHY DODO
MEET DIDUD INEPTUS
CHARLOTTE GOOSE STEPPING
RUBY
MEET THE MALLARDS
FIFI
MAGGIE
STAN THE MAN
JESSIE
GRACE
LITTLE DENISE
EINSTEIN
DORIS
BIG MING
TINKERBELL
MAKE MY DAY PUNK
SWEET DREAMS
STEADY
WITHIN ONE BOUND
HER MISTRESSES VOICE
TULIP
RISE AND SHINE  ROOSTER
NUFFIN BUT PUFFIN
SQUABBLE OF STARLINGS
GINGER RODGERS
SEE YOU JIMMY
DOG DANCE
SPOT THE DOG
COME BYE
ITS A DOGS LIFE
WILFRED
HUGO
LIGHT AS A FEATHER
PROFILE OF QUEENIE
YOUNG MR BADGER
PECKHAM
LOOK WHOSE TALKING
MR BLUE BIRD
PORTRAIT OF A DODO
PREENED TO PERFECTION
ELVIS
DONT BRING LULU
MEAN, MOODY, MAGNIFICENT
MOOSE
CRAIGIE BEDLINGTON
ERIC HAMPSTER
MIKE AND LEN
A LOUCH MOUCHE
PAWS
WAIT FOR IT
MURDO MARGO AND MORAG
A HARE CALLED DAVID      RUN BABY RUN
A FISH CALLED MICHAEL


SONIA ROLLO
Etchings and Prints 2018

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SMALL:  £175

       MEDIUM:  £220      

LARGE: £275


Unframed Prints can be ordered by phone or post and delivered throughout the UK and Abroad.

Sonia Rollo was educated at Glasgow University, graduating with a B.Sc in agricultural botany. She worked in scientific publishing as editor of Chemoreception Abstracts.

Sonia Rollo studied printmaking at Morley College, London. She is a founder member of Half Moon Printmakers, a member of the cooperative Southbank Printmakers and a past vice chair of the Printmaker's Council.

Sonia's interest in animals started in childhood with a pig called Hilary, two geese called Charlie and Cassandra, and a mongrel, Pearl.

Training as a biologist meant observing plants and animals, drawing them to aid understanding. But now she can have fun with her drawings and making them into etchings.


Sonia Rollo has exhibited throughout the UK since 1993 and her work is often selected for the London Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. This is how the Modern Artists Gallery discovered Sonia's wonderful work over 15 years ago.

Technique
Sonia Rollo creates her animal etchings by first drawing the outline of the animal. Using a zinc metal plate covered with a fine dusting of rosin, which has been melted on. Areas, which are to remain white, are painted over with varnish. The plate is immersed in a bath of nitric acid to bite between the blobs of rosin. This makes the aquatint. The plate is then cleaned. Afterwhich the plate is covered with a layer of soft wax, drawing into the wax using a needle, a wire brush or often a pan scrub, to give the texture of fur or feather. The plate goes back into the nitric acid to bite the lines.

Each print is made by covering the plate with ink, then wiping off the surplus ink with muslin. The inked plate is put on a hand-operated press and covered with damp paper. The print arrives cold and wet off the press.

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