Sophie Long

Sophie ' I am a Bristol artist who mainly works in Acrylics, exploring the boundaries of expressive art, usually in the way of exuberant animal portraits. Following in my father’s footsteps and growing up in an innovative family, I found it very easy to express myself creatively.
I knew sitting in an office for the rest of my life was never for me, but to take the plunge and say 
“I am an Artist” is the most terrifying but incredible thing I have ever done. You'll find pieces of my work from smaller canvases, all the way to entire house murals dotted around Bristol. Painting is my first language. '

 

 

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

Live paint at Cheltenham Paint Festival 8-9 Spetember 2018

 

I caught up with Sophie at Upfest 2018

Originals Available

 

About how she creates her work (and the work at The Berkeley House Hotel) Sophie says: 

 

“There is never usually a story. I know that’s very unimaginative but that’s how my brain works. I see things in colour and think.. ah yes that will work well with drips. 

 

Then I hunt for the image I can envisage and go for it. Other than that there is no reason why. The eagle was painted at 1am because I couldn’t sleep and recent got my hands on some luminous colours. The bison was a exploration of spray paint. And then the whales happened because I loved the first humpback I did and felt I wanted to recreate it with a baby.”

Bison
Sophie Long
Acrylic on mounted canvas
£845

The House of Kane exhibition at The Berkley

Bald Eagle+J:O
Sophie Long
120 x 120 cm
Acrylic on mounted canvas
£995

The House of Kane exhibition at The Berkley

Humpback
Sophie Long
Multi layered hand cut stencil and spray paint on deep edge canvas.
£905

The House of Kane exhibition at The Berkley