Artist Sophie Huddlestone creating and selling paintings worldwide since 2011.
My art studio is filled with beach themed items to re-create that holiday feeling, sploshing about with paint in Leicestershire, at my imaginary seaside getaway.
A swirly style of painting which makes it easy to spot a Sophie Huddlestone artwork.
Painting is oxygen
Painting is my oxygen. It prevents my busy creative mind overloading, as a form of relaxation and well being.
An interest in art began at 11 years of age with complex themes that were not your typical house, tree and rainbow. I was in ore of Salvador Dali and would daydream in his pictures for hours.
My career started from sixfootsophie beginnings as a single unemployed mum with dyslexia read more …….
I have two strings to my bow with contemporary animals and surrealism artworks.
Above is a recent kingfisher watercolour which I painted in a more realistic style. I painted it as a birthday gift for my dad Norman Appleton, whom inspired me to paint and draw from such an early age. Examples of pets and other commissions are on the commissions page.
The portrait narratives are based on the complexity of hidden human emotions, adding messages within the art, aspects of past & present or things which will be very different in generations to come.
I often paint animal, bird and flower commissions but was a little nervous when asked to create my first portrait commission in March 2019.
It was for Russell Osman – he acted in the film Escape to Victory, Indian Super league football expert, TV Co-commentator, former footballer for England etc. and I was thrilled when he displayed my portrait on his Instagram @russosman and his Twitter @RussellOs5
Given free reign to create the portrait with any theme I combined his past film as the background, the England colours in the shirt he wore for the film and painting him as he looks today, plus some of my signature style swirly squiggles. To my relief he thought it was wonderful.
A handful of Sophie’s original paintings are being sold at Saatchi Art the world’s leading online art gallery based in Los Angeles. These paintings are also in Sophie’s online SHOP or purchase from Saatchi Art at https://www.saatchiart.com/sophieh
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Sophie specialises in portraits with a twist and animal paintings with a twirl. The swirly brush strokes makes it easy to spot a Sophie Huddlestone painting, the majority of collectors being from the U.S. and U.K.
The blue tinted glasses that Sophie wears are for Irlen Syndrome which could be the quirk that encourages the happy vibes in the colour combinations.
Having a degree with honours for industrial ceramics (Staffordshire University) and working with Wedgwood as a student, Sophie went on to sell pattern designs to Staffordshire Tableware. It was when she won the university’s Stuttgart surface pattern competition that the love and enthusiasm for creating swirly artworks took over the ceramics. Life events put painting on hold until her mid 30’s when the swirly artistic adventures began to unfold.
Past exhibitions have been at gallery’s in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.
Currently Sophie’s artworks remain on display in all the corridors of Vision House in Leicestershire. With future exhibitions being on hold due to raising a family Sophie prefers online displays, and has sold artworks to a few well known U.K. celebrities along the way, such as the Author Lynda Page and England Footballer / sports commentator Russell Osman.
Also in 2019 Saatchi Art (the worlds leading art gallery based in Los Angeles) includes a selection of artworks by Sophie Huddlestone.
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Artist Sophie .Com blog is a diary of articles about Sophie’s latest paintings being created right now, as well as her other creative hobbies (scribbling music lyrics, creativity muse and designer). It is at https://www.artistsophie.com
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