Updated: June 30, 2006|
Updated photos and info courtsey of Dewey Howard.
One of the most impressive piece of artwork in my collection. This limited edition litho print was sold at the Mega-Con Convention held in Orlando Flordia in 1992. This litho was limited to only 200 and is signed by the artist, Sonia R. Hillios. This print shown here is 55/200. I purchase this item from, Karen J. Miller of Oreland, PA on March 20, 1999.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Sonia R. Hillios is an award-winning painter and illustrator of
science fiction and fantasy and environmental subjects. Her work
has been commissioned by The Hamilton Collection, Pocket Books, DC
Comics, Lucasfilm Ltd., Paramount Pictures, SkyBox International,
Universal Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, and many others.
Sonia's work is the result of a lifelong interest in science
fiction and in art. From an early age, she read the works of such
science fiction greats as Robert A. Heinlein and Andre Norton.
Inspired by the work of renowned genre artists Tim Hildebrandt and
Michael Whelan, she also pursued drawing and painting as a hobby.
As a young woman she began exhibiting her paintings of scenes and
characters from the Star Trek universe, at fan conventions, where
they were always admired for their skill and accuracy. In 1982 her
work caught the eye of an editor at DC Comics, who commissioned a
Star Trek cover. Since then, Sonia has built a highly successful
career as an illustrator and painter of cinematic subjects,
including The Crow, Cocoon, E.T., and Close Encounters of the
A self-taught artist, Sonia works in airbrush, acrylics, oils and
mixed media, creating works rich in color and variety, and full of
the wonder and exhilaration of science fiction. Her lifelike
portraits of well-known characters, especially from the Star Trek
universe, have won the admiration of both fans and the actors who
portray these characters. Sonia is also known for her close
attention to detail in the imaginary universes she recreates. When
she painted the Millenium Falcon for the Hamilton Collection Star
Wars plate series, fans were captivated by the tiny images of Han
Solo and Chewbacca visible through the cockpit windows.
Sonia maintains a busy schedule of commissioned paintings for
posters, book covers, and other licensed collectibles. She also
takes time to answer letters from fans, and to visit several fan
conventions every year, to greet her fans in person and to
showcase her work.
A native of Massachusetts, Sonia has her studio in her country
home, which she shares with her husband Chris and her parrots,
Inca, Lucas, Poppy, and Jazz.
For information on Sonia's existing works, originals for sale, or
commissions, Please send comments, call or fax us at:
TIME LINE STUDIO
P.O. Box 90, Southampton, MA 01073