My art studio is filled with beach themed items to re-create that holiday feeling, sploshing about with paint in my seaside art studio.
Sophie has a swirly style of painting which makes it easy to spot one of her pictures.
Sophie Huddlestone’s is from Leicestershire in the U.K. painting when ever possible as a form of relaxation therapy and hopefully a continued career.
Painting is oxygen
Painting is my oxygen, I don’t think I could survive without a paintbrush in hand, it prevents my busy creative mind overloading and gives me the social aspects for my happy hermit lifestyle.
“I twist the lid of subconscious, and let creativity burst out of my swirly brain” Sophie Huddlestone.
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. The encouragement for my art at an early age was fantastic as I’d finally found something that I was good at. (It was unknown at that time that I had dyslexia and Irlen Syndrome).
Spreading smiles by adding a tiny hidden smile face or hidden messages in my artworks. The paintings page has a close up image of one of these smiles.
I had two strings to my bow with contemporary animals and a surrealism streak, but the flowing ideas for the ‘weird’ artworks remained bottled up.
I began to use my married name of Huddlestone for artworks in 2018 (instead of Artist Sophie Appleton) and dared to include the more unusual art works combined with portraiture.
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 this March.
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 decided to combine 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.
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Artist Sophie .Com
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
A handful of Sophie’s original paintings are being sold at Saatchi Art. These paintings are also in Sophie’s online SHOP. You can search for Sophie Huddlestone on Saatchi Art or https://www.saatchiart.com/sophieh
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Artist Sophie Appleton Huddlestone
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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.
I was thrilled to have my app approved to be on the list of available phone apps on the App Store and Google Play. It is called Swirly Soph Art and is available for free on the App Store and Google Play. New art on a live feed, occasional quiz competitions, live chat, app users art on display, discount codes on the bargains section etc. On a tablet search for it in the list of ‘phone’ apps.
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