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Sonia Rollo

Sonia Rollo Art Cards


Sonia creates etchings and collographs of animals and birds. She begins with a simple line drawing allowing her to study form, muscle structure and examine a creature.

For the etchings, Sonia uses carmine paper to transfer the drawing onto a zinc plate. The animal is then fleshed out by using aquatint techniques.

To create textures of fur or feather, Sonia covers the plate with soft wax, then scratches into the wax with various tools. These include wire brushes, a metal pan-scrub, a rough sponge or a studded wheel called a roulette.

Nitric acid bites into the scratches to make grooves which will hold the printing ink. The final act is to print the image on a large cast iron Rochat press.

The background of the image is minimal or non-existent to allow the focus of the viewer to gaze on the animal. You look at the animal, and the animal looks at you. The eyes have it!

After over twenty years of using the strange complicated techniques of etching, Sonia is still surprised by the characters of the animals that appear.

'Call of the Wild' by Sonia Rollo (B343)


'Call of the Wild' by Sonia Rollo (B343)

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Greeting card reproduced from an original etching by Sonio Rollo. 175 x 125mm with off-white paper envelope. Published by Canns Down Press.

Price: 2.35

'Hare in the Lens' by Sonia Rollo (B227)


'Hare in the Lens' by Sonia Rollo (B227)

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Greeting card reproduced from an original by Sonio Rollo. 175 x 125mm with off-white paper envelope. Published by Canns Down Press.

Price: 2.35

'Hare Professor' by Sonia Rollo (B229)


'Hare Professor' by Sonia Rollo (B229)

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Greeting card reproduced from an original by Sonio Rollo. 175 x 125mm with off-white paper envelope. Published by Canns Down Press.

Price: 2.35

'Love is in the Air' by Sonia Rollo (B256)


'Love is in the Air' by Sonia Rollo (B256)

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Greeting card reproduced from an original by Sonio Rollo. 175 x 125mm with off-white paper envelope. Published by Canns Down Press.

Price: 2.35

'Maggie' by Sonia Rollo (B228)


'Maggie' by Sonia Rollo (B228)

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Greeting card reproduced from an original by Sonio Rollo. 175 x 125mm with off-white paper envelope. Published by Canns Down Press.

Price: 2.35

'Spring Fever' by Sonia Rollo (B226)


'Spring Fever' by Sonia Rollo (B226)

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Greeting card reproduced from an original by Sonio Rollo. 175 x 125mm with off-white paper envelope. Published by Canns Down Press.

Price: 2.35

'Stan the Man' by Sonia Rollo (B231)


'Stan the Man' by Sonia Rollo (B231)

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Greeting card reproduced from an original painting by Sonio Rollo. 175 x 125mm with off-white paper envelope. Published by Canns Down Press.

Price: 2.35

'Young Mr Badger' by Sonia Rollo (B012)


'Young Mr Badger' by Sonia Rollo (B012)

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Greeting card reproduced from an original by Sonio Rollo. 175 x 125mm with off-white paper envelope. Published by Canns Down Press.

Price: 2.35