Sophie Roberts: Painting a Garden
North Yorkshire artist Sophie Roberts will be presenting her first solo exhibition at The Garden Rooms at Tennants, in Leyburn this November.
Inspired by the natural world, Sophie Roberts paints from her home at the Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park near Masham, and much of her work includes the beautiful plants and flowers found there.
Sophie’s inspiration can be traced back to her love of botanical painting alongside the colours and patterns found in home interiors, all of which feature in her joyful paintings.
This exhibition presents a progression of paintings from this year, with vibrant still lifes combining bright colours with bold patterns for which Sophie is well known, to more detailed botanical studies of the magnolias and foxgloves from the garden where she lives. Through her art Sophie combines classical botanical painting with more free-flowing illustrative lines.
Sophie says of her work: “I take constant inspiration from the stunning plants around me, from the rare species of hellebores and magnolias in the garden, to foxgloves and grasses in the surrounding area. Nature is constantly offering up its next subject for me to paint.”
Sophie will also be holding a ‘Meet the Artist’ day on 17th November, when she will be painting live in the gallery, and available to talk to visitors about her exuberant and colourful paintings.
The exhibition will be free to enter, and all the paintings will be for sale.