Gullah artist Sonja Griffin Evans was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina; a true product of the South called the Lowcountry. The Lowcountry and her Gullah heritage have been incredible influences on Sonja's artwork, giving her inspiration and an uncanny ability to capture the beauty, spirituality and a pure representation of the Gullah Sea Islands and African American culture.
As a prolific mixed media artist, Sonja incorporates tin, wood and other materials in her art, while using rich vibrant colors on canvas, which are indicative of what has been acknowledged as the traditional Gullah style. In both mediums, she is careful about how she expresses her culture, so that it is represented in its purest form.
Evans believes that everything that God has created is not only beautiful, but has a purpose and that nothing should be wasted. She further believes that she merely holds the paint brush and God creates the art.