I made the deliberate choice of including a studio space because sharing my personal approach and showing my artwork is modeling my own commitment to the courage of authentic presence and self-expression.
It is also a great joy to share with you what inspires me and my work. Visit my full studio and shop at www.viasophiastudios.com
Through making art I seek to:
Ultimately, the artistic process is one that challenges me to look at myself and how I show up in the world, gently leading the way toward the changes I need to make to live a more aligned life. Conversely, art teaches me to pay empathetic attention to what is on the outside of me, building proximity with my surroundings in a curious, respectful, and honoring way.
Most of my artworks are mixed media acrylic paintings that I then photograph in a specific context that tells a story.
The painting and the environment are interdependent, both having an impact on each other. I take a picture to bear witness to their relationship. This is a storytelling process in which the subtext of the painting unfolds based on the environment it is embedded in. It is like opening a letter from within that third space, in which a story is revealed and accessible to me in a language I understand.
The result is a form of collaborative alliance between painting and environment, both acts of creation, that speak truth to each other without imposing on one another. A non-dominant form of coexistence, seeking dialogue.
If you would like to connect with me about my art, please contact me via this form or visit the full studio at ViaSophiaStudios for more art, stories, and a chance to shop awesome artsy products.