Sonia Rollo was educated at the University of Glasgow, graduating with a degree in Botany. She worked in publishing as an editor of the scientific journal, Chemoreception Abstracts.

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In 1988 she started studying printmaking at Morley College. In 1990 she was a founder member of Halfmoon Printmakers. She is also a member of Greenwich Printmakers and Southbank Printmakers and a past Vice Chair of the Printmakers Council.

Sonia's interest in animals started in childhood with a pig called Hilary, geese called Charlie and Cassandra and a mongrel, Pearl. Training as a biologist meant observing plants and animals, drawing them to aid understanding but now has fun making them into etchings.