About Sophie

i'm a traveler. love to pack everything i need and live out of the suitcase, be settled wherever i am. at first, I studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, a private college in Los Angeles. Realizing the biz of fashion isn't for me, I then focused on fine arts with specialization in computer graphics at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Upon graduation, I moved to New York where I spent several years designing book covers for St. Martin's Press. I love books, so this was the perfect job for me, creating book covers, working in publishing. But the travel bug never left me and I just had to move around. After moving to LA, then Taipei, then Portland, then Newport Beach, I'm now settled in San Francisco where I'm painting and drawing and make things. During my travels to japan, i had an epiphany, and i began making art again. this whole thing traces back to the earlier decision to stop painting after i graduated, it was due to school. while in school, u r asked to death about why paint? painting is dead. i understand being an artist is a selfish choice. there might not be anyone interested, ever, in my paintings. why do u paint? what for? perhaps i don't have any social or political view in my art. nor am i trying to say anything of depth. but i just love painting and making things. it's an act of meditation for me, to do what i do. and i want to share it. share the beauty i create. perhaps someone out there may like it. this makes me happy. simple. why do i care if there's a philosophic or psychoanalytical reason to why paint? but i just simply like it. and i don't care.
Light & shadow are the dances of love.—Rumi

acrylic painting on panel finished. 18×36″. arabesque will live here in newportbeach sfartist oc caliartist blog

By |January 31st, 2017|

workinprogress of arabesque painting. oc newportbeach sfartist blog

By |January 29th, 2017|

New painting of acrylic and platicwraps reused here as stitched patterns as floaters. sfartist womenartists sf blog workinprogress

By |January 20th, 2017|

Hard to capture the color of my new cell arabesque painting in this photo. sfartist sf blog

By |January 19th, 2017|

A separate acrylic painting I’m working on concurrently in my studio. This is the base! sf sfartist blog

By |January 12th, 2017|

Just this line is using 4 plasticbags to fill for this hookrug painting I’m currently working on. Slow going but I’m liking it so far. sf sfartist. Think this canvas is 36″x48″ blog

By |January 12th, 2017|

The greens r shifting. A very slow process, but I can switch it up by doing other paintings that I’m working on. foodpackaging pladticbags sf sfarist. blog

By |January 6th, 2017|

New artwork for the newyear! blog sf recycle reuse plasticbags

By |January 4th, 2017|

workinprogress sf art blog sfartist

By |December 19th, 2016|

popup artshow tonight at @haightgallerysf blog sfartists sf

By |December 19th, 2016|