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Sophie Carter

Clarity
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Clarity

Mixed media
40 x 40cm
Cloud Watching
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Cloud Watching

mixed media on board
20 x 25cm
Cloud Whispers
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Cloud Whispers

mixed media on board
25 x 30cm
Daydreaming
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Daydreaming

mixed media on board
30 x 30cm
Essence
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Essence

mixed media on linen on board
80 x 80cm
Harmony
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Harmony

mixed media on board
21 x 30cm
Haze
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Haze

mixed media on board
22 x 30cm
Heat

Heat

mixed media on board
20 x 17cm
£475
Inhale
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Inhale

mixed media on board
20 x 30cm
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Memories
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Memories

mixed media on board
30 x 30cm
New Day
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New Day

mixed media on board
22 x 33cm
New Light

New Light

mixed media on board
40 x 40cm
£750
Play

Play

mixed media on paper
21 x 21cm
£475
Presence
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Presence

mixed media on board
21 x 30cm
Radiance
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Radiance

mixed media on board
70 x 60cm
Saltwater

Saltwater

mixed media on board
20 x 43cm
£575
Searching
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Searching

mixed media on board
26 x 40cm
Seclusion
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Seclusion

mixed media on board
21 x 40cm
Seratonin
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Seratonin

mixed media on board
40 x 40cm
Silence
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Silence

mixed media on board
20 x 30cm
Songbird

Songbird

mixed media on board
21 x 30cm
£395
Souls

Souls

mixed media on board
22 x 40cm
£575
Spindrift

Spindrift

mixed media on paper
21 x 21cm
£475
Uplift

Uplift

mixed media on board
40 x 40cm
£895

“I work intuitively and often from memory. Not knowing entirely where the painting will take me is partly what drives me as an artist. A large part of my practice is about the movement of paint and how it behaves with little or no manipulation. I apply paint, allowing it to rest as it chooses. I then work into this ground adding layers of interest, occasionally washing off partially or rubbing back. Ultimately, I allow the initial layers of paint to lead me to the final outcome of the painting. Working in my studio, I welcome the smell of linseed oil and turps. I’m comfortable in my old, paint covered clothes and bare feet, radio on. Once I’ve begun painting I’m in my own world. Painting is an escape for me, a retreat into my memories of the solitude and beauty of nature.”

Sophie Carter was born in 1972 and grew up in Cornwall. She drew and painted throughout her childhood and dreamed of being an artist, however circumstances led her to a career in horticulture. During this time she continued to paint, being constantly inspired by the nature around her. A career break to have a family lead to a strong desire to fulfil her childhood dream of becoming an artist.

In 2016 Sophie enrolled on the first of 3, year long courses at Newlyn School of Art, finishing with the mentoring course and she now paints full time.

Exhibitions
2020 ‘Contemporary Landscape’ – 3 person show at Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance
2019 ‘Summer Collection’ – Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance
2019  ‘Artists and Illustrators Artists of the Year’ The Mall Gallery, London
2018  ‘Fuse’ The Spring Gallery, Falmouth 2017 ‘St Ives Society of Artists Open Spring Exhibition’  St Ives
2017  ‘Defining Boundaries’, Harbour House Gallery, Kingsbridge, Devon
2017   ‘Spring Exhibition’, Stableyard Gallery, Trelowarren Estate, Helston
2016   ‘Imagine Falmouth’, Open Exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery

Cornwall Contemporary

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