Sowolu is a lifelong classically trained aritst, writer, and photographer whose work is a combination of storytelling and portraiture. Her creations build upon a plurality of disciplines from her multifaceted background in journalism and research writing. Since college she has worked with a multitude of local media, businesses, private clients and photographers on a wide range of projects.

Her painting technique and strong research foundation create a haunting magical realism which has inspired an ongoing series delving into symbolism, myth and her dual heritage.




‘Sowolu’ is a Germanic rune symbolizing the Sun, the ultimate life force. This rune stands for wholeness and a sense of well being that is founded in the Suns’ energy, oneness and the cyclical aspect of life and the universe.




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