"Art is about aesthetics- you cannot separate this - no matter what the concept of the work is, there is always a visual return to this. For me it's about beauty and escapism, art allows our senses to travel without physically moving”
Sophie's work transcends across a range of art disciplines. Original mixed media artworks are created through collage, painting, printmaking, stitch and numerous media. The surface is the essence within Sophies's pieces.
A message from Sophie
Welcome to my art studio Sophie's emporium. Art for me encapsulates so many things; it’s a mechanism for escaping the world and chaos around us, paintings can take us to new places- whilst providing us with the opportunity to decorate our spaces expressing ourselves and our personality .
Art has always been an integral part of my life and the joy of creating things has been a passion from an early age through to my arts degree, many years of teaching and through my own practice as an artist. Art has a reputation for the elite , but it is my belief that art and the concept of being 'creatively different' and individual is indeed for all. Original art should be a sanctuary for us all. Art should be an expression of oneself, quality, peace, harmony, individuality and style.
After completing a BA Hons in Textile Design, I progressed to specializing in embroidered sculptural textiles, fashion, interiors and painting. I also hold. Post Graduate in Education. I have been teaching in schools and colleges across the North West of England for over twenty five years. This covers Art, Fashion, Textiles, and Photography. I very much enjoy the teaching aspects coupled with the opportunity to expand creatively. I have also worked as an education examiner and I now curate two virtual galleries and also my art school Sophie’s Createry. This is something which runs simultaneously with my own practice. I exhibit regularly in various galleries and you can find my original art and affordable interior pieces direct from my studio website and selected galleries and stockists. I enjoy exploring a range of techniques and a passion for textural surfaces which can be created with media. I am interested in the sense of well being which is created through not only the creative process but also through the visual experience. I think this is one of the magical capabilities of Art.
I hope my values and concepts resonate with you and I invite you to visit the links on my website and discover my Art. Would you like to be part of my journey by becoming one of my art collectors? I am right here to connect with you and request that you can unveil any pre conceived mysteries and discover how art is for everyone- sign up to my studio list for more. Living and experiencing art is revitalising, energising, enriching and will offer you so much reflection. I hope that I can share my joy and passion for creativity with you. Sending positivity to you Sophie