"My name is Sophie and I am a creative through and through! If I'm not painting, I'm knitting or sewing or thinking about painting, knitting or sewing! I have always loved drawing and painting, particularly people. At the age of 12 I distinctly remember deciding I wanted to be a fashion designer, and from that moment that was the path I went down. After school, I studied art and design at Central Saint Martins, then went on to study Fashion Atelier at UCA. From graduating, I worked on the design team at Ted Baker, but then made the decision to move back home to Cornwall to set up life with my now husband, who runs a surf school on the North Coast of Cornwall.
I am fascinated with people and clothes; I love to people watch; I love hearing about other people's lives and experiences. I think we can learn and grow so much from talking to others. And I love how clothes express who we are or how we feel. Through my paintings, I like to create characters, with stories, in a certain place and time. Usually walking the coast or swimming in the ocean or relaxing by the sea. The coast and ocean makes me feel a deep emotion, that I don't feel in any other part of my life. From this feeling, you will see that most of my characters facial expressions are lost in the moment or full of certainty and defiance. I hope that people feel a connection to a time, place or moment when they see my work. I love when my art finds a place in someone's home." SM
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