About the Artist

Sonia O'Mara with her Daughters

New York Artist Sonia O'Mara is a graduate of UCLA, as well as the National Academy of Fine Arts in New York, and holds a Master's degree from NYU. Her landscapes and still-life paintings are as bright and sundrenched as her California childhood, and her original designs exude the duality of spirit of her homes in Manhattan and the Hamptons.

While Sonia has traveled extensively, she stopped when she fell in love with the urban poise of New York City. She studied traditional painting methods at the National Academy of Art in New York City and has a Master’s degree from NYU.

Though she chose Union Square for her studio, she is just as likely to be found painting on beaches and horse farms as she is on the bustling city streets. Her two young daughters often accompany her and, like their mother, are as comfortable in the urban density of Manhattan as they are in the wide open spaces of the Hamptons.

Not surprisingly, when she made the decision to start her own product line, her signature colors were sand, wood and sky blue. Among her creations are sturdy and stylish totes perfect for traveling from the city to the beach at a moment’s notice. She also designs lifestyle products that express her seaside philosophy – honest and serenely elegant.