Art is a method of communication that Sofia has always resonated strongly with. Mostly working with oil paint, but also relying on acrylic, epoxy resin, graphite, ink, and clay to bring her work into existence. As she gains experiences through travel and personal relationships, Sofia continuously uses art to represent the emotional connection that she has to those memories. Nature and empowered women are often represented in her work, subjects that share a duality of vulnerability and strength in the most beautiful way. She enjoys combining the two subjects to demonstrate this dichotomy. Sofia also has a deep love for animals. Spending hours of intense attention on every detail, down to the texture of a feather or fur, is her way of honoring the creatures she exhibits, as she feels it is more and more necessary to do so in todays global climate.
While the artistic process begins with photographic references as source material, they are also seen as just a tool. Sofia believes that it is the artist' unique view and expression within the brushstrokes and color choices that brings the painting to life, Doing this allows Sofia to be spontaneous in her creations and gives her the freedom to chose bold colors and more expressive marks that make her pieces unique.
Art forces one to respond to present internal feelings through which expressing it to the external world helps one understand themselves in a way that can be seen over a span of time. By forging our memories of life experiences, imagery that resonates within, and subject matter that compels us, it signals a response on canvas that is unique to every individual This curated response, not only helps in better understanding oneself, but develops empathy and understanding between the creator and the viewer. It is this belief that compels Sofia to continue in her art career.
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