SOPHIE M COOK
Sophie sees the act of painting as not so much about an accurate representation of form but an honest representation of her feelings about form and why she found the energy to record them. She looks beyond the subject in front of her to register it as an abstraction, a tapestry of intersecting planes connected by colour relationships and tonal shifts. The joy and life can be found in the treatment of the edges of these contours and planes and picking out moments of accent and interest. She uses direct painting methods for much of her work and her classical training underpins her way of looking and approach to painting.
Studied History of Art at the University of Sussex followed by a Post-Graduate Certificate in Scenic Art at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and further study at the London Atelier of Representational Art.
Exhibited at various group shows including Dulwich Art Group Show, BAS Group Exhibition, Chelsea Art Society, Portico Gallery, St Michael's and All Angels Summer Exhibition, Harper's Bazaar National Art Competition - Singapore, Linus Gallery - USA, California, Gallery Bayer and Central City Art Gallery - Bulgaria.