Sophia Burnell is a figurative artist specialising in painting landscapes and portraits. She trained at Edinburgh College of Art and then went on to study at London Fine Art Studios where she was trained in the classical and rigorous atelier style.
Capturing a fleeting moment of beauty in nature is central to Sophia’s work. She paints en plein air to absorb fully the feel and magic of the scene before her and she seeks to convey this powerful impact to the viewer. Drawing and painting from life is a constant source of inspiration to Sophia, whether out in the landscape, or painting a portrait or still life in the studio. Sophia combines a rigorous attitude to drawing and composition with intuitive mark making and creativity.