• 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 has recently built a studio at home. Her paintings are inspired by her life, the conflict between her busy career and social life in Manchester and the slower pace of the time she gets to paint and travel around Italy where her father now lives. 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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