• sophart

  • Sophie Nixon is a Manchester based artist who graduated with a degree in Fine Art from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne before returning to Manchester and commencing a career in business. In 2004, she returned to her first love of painting and has been building her career in art ever since. Having worked out of Bankley Art Studios in Levenshulme for seven years she built her own studio in 2011 and now works from home. Her paintings are inspired by her life, a snapshot of the places she visits and the things she sees, often highlighting the conflict between the busy movement of city life and the isolation of light on structures in a landscape. These two sides to her are played out in the dramatically different styles of painting; vivid representations of the buildings and people that form her cityscapes, capturing the essence of the sulphur lights and blurred visions of the city - to the sublimely calm, bright sunlight cast shadows on a lone building or figure. Whichever scene Sophie is painting she is always drawn to the emotion and often the solitude of a particular person or event.
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