Invictus Nocturnum is an exhibition of new paintings by Sonya Palencia, inspired by her natural surroundings in the California mountains.
Beyond the veil of nightfall, a cast of characters flickers to life in these miniature paintings. You'll never know what you'll see, for there is no denying the unwavering heartbeat of nature.
Invictus Nocturnum! The undefeated night!
Sonya Palencia is a painter, illustrator, sculptor and woodcarver. Her work celebrates nature and the mystical with the romantic aesthetics of the Old World.
As a child, Palencia began creating art and studying the nearby wilderness, historical landmarks and the extraordinary past of her native California. She later traveled abroad to research the classical arts and traditional folklore of numerous countries. Palencia graduated from the Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, CA) with...