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Abstract painter and colour lover

Sophie creates atmospheric paintings that capture the essence of a place in time. Living and working in Brighton, the sea is her backdrop, an ever-changing environment that she explores through her fluid and experimental style of painting. 


Memories of dazzling landscapes are sources of reference; seascapes, harbours, forests, city views. Sophie takes virtual snapshots and allows her paintings to take on a life of their own so they metamorphose into landscapes full of hazy memories.  These new works respond to time spent in Cornwall and the Scilly Isles, and the stunning sunsets and invigorating sea swims of the winter months in Brighton.

Areas of solid form, mark-making and motifs, underpinned by a rich build-up of colour create playgrounds for your imagination.

Sophie has worked on many commissions and collaborations including Habitat who created a gorgeous rug design from one of her paintings for their Brighton store launch.

"We have two large-scale paintings by Sophie Abbott in our new extension. They bring wonderful colour into our home and utter joy to all the family."

Hettie & Paul