Sophie is a contemporary British artist, known for her animal figure paintings. Exploring human emotion through non-human forms, her pieces invite us to contemplate and inquire into the nature of our own personal suffering through the tender expressions of her animal-like beings.
After graduating from Brighton University, with a BA Hons in illustration, Sophie worked for over twenty years as a freelance illustrator. A Buddhist practitioner, Sophie began to move towards a fine art practice that would respond to the rhythms of insightful meditation that fill her life. Through her own self inquiry, Sophie explores and questions the intimate connection between all living beings, creating images of pre-linguistic forms to challenge contemporary assumptions of anthropocentrism.
Working from her studio in Brighton, Sophie favours oil on canvas or gouache on paper, building up colour, stroke, and texture to create depth and dynamism. For Sophie, the creative process is intimately physical, turning her attention inward and channeling meditative energies for each artwork.