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Petra Groen

Sculptor, installation artist (insert pics here)

Petra, a native of Amsterdam, works with every medium from metals to nylon and explores themes of irony, the human body, play and the post-primal expressions of joy. Her art has appeared around the world in installments and in interactive permanent public displays as well as in large scale commission work. Petra also is an alumna of over fifty artist residencies and visiting artist programs around the world. She directs the first-year Fine Arts program at The Aki, (art academy) in Enschede, The Netherlands. Click here to visit her website.

Petra Says:

“Working with Tonya has helped me to articulate my artistic ideas from a new perspective. She helped me to view my art differently and write about not just what my art meant to me, but what it meant universally to others. Our sessions (often virtual since I live in Holland) were focused and extremely productive in a way I never experienced before. I will seek out Tonya’s services for future projects!”


Pamela Lessero

Pamela Lessero is a NYC artist and designer.  She wrote her picture book to answer her own childhood questions about the veggies that were left on her plate.

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Pam Says:

“Wanting to share my love for vegetables and eating healthy with children, I created pammy pea. Along the way I received invaluable support and suggestions from Tonya.  I found her input very inspirational.  In 2013 after years of hard work writing, designing, and illustrating, I self published pammy pea’s story.  Tonya’s patience and skill helped me to really trust and honor my personal artistic vision.  Thank you Tonya!”

Tonya has worked with burgeoning and experienced writers and artists in order to hone and re-envision their craft.  She also helps participants get in touch with their inner muse and the creative process down the road to public presentation.


Coaching topics may include: beginning and finishing your projects, breaking through fears and anxiety about your creativity, cultivating your personal process, the business of publication, expressing your artistic vision to the world.

Session Length: Hourly sessions, 1-6 month extended programs, virtual and in-person. Contact Tonya directly for more information.