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 which 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's work has recently been heralded by Habitat who created a gorgeous rug design from one of her paintings for their Brighton store launch.
From The Woods To The Sea
This new collection of paintings by Sophie Abbott are in response to woodland walks and sea swims enjoyed during the past few months. They are filled with expressive brush marks and vibrant colour combinations, the hallmarks of Sophie's work.
We will be exhibiting these paintings as a sole show the weekend of 14 - 16 August at the gallery in Hove.