In 1974 Sookrah immigrated to Canada and attended multidisciplinary continuing education programs at the Ontario College of Art (OCA), George Brown College and Ryerson University. His beginnings in design and illustration opened a life of parallel passions. While continuing to paint and carve out his artistic existence, Sookrah involved himself in advertising and opened Engine Room Creative, a successful design development studio and advertising & marketing agency in Toronto. As the Creative Director of Engine Room, he has worked on provincial and national campaigns, as well as international campaigns in the US and UK.
His body of work includes portraiture, figurative, landscape paintings and ceramic sculpture.
An active member of the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto for twenty-four years, Sookrah
served many terms on the Club’s Art Committee and was the convener of its 3rd Floor Sunday Figurative Painting Sessions for nine years. Over the years his work was included in various juried group exhibitions at the Club.