Artist Residency - Beckenham Place Mansion

Selected for the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition. 2020 and 2022. 


Sophia's South East London studio since 2016 is set within 200 acres of parkland and ancient woodland (her lifelong playground).  It's no wonder much of Sophia's work is inspired by this nature and urban mix.


Subject matter comes the from the abstract memory having absorbed the sights, sounds and redolence of places she has experienced this currently mainly focusses on large colourful to semi-monochrome abstracts with a visceral interpretation of the woodland undergrowth which she describes as the 'unsung hero of nature'.


Additionally, Sophia is working on a slow burning but relevant Series called 'Life Choices'. Using broad stroke figurative work to explain personal experience, questions and pivotal moments in her life.


What would have been if you had chosen differently at those pivotal moments in your life?  It's not always about the 'crossroads' but the smallest of gestures will alter your path.


Are there places and times you want to rewind to, in order to re-live or undo? Making the right life choices seems easy for some and hard for others. Is this luck, intelligence, instinct?


A slow burning series that comes from the heart. Questions, experiences, memories and regrets.

ROSE - Influence and circumstance.