Sonia Dobbs-Orr was born in Norfolk. She gained a BTEC Diploma from Great Yarmouth College of Art & Design and subsequently a BA Hons degree in Fine Art specialising in sculpture from Bretton Hall College, Leeds University. She continues to work in a variety of mediums from her studio in Castle Acre.
With Breckland Artists, sculpture will be her main focus. Sonia mainly works in bronze resin concentrating on the female form.
Her main influences are Degas, Rodin and Matisse.