Sofia Fernandes Art
My vision for my work is to share the beauty of the natural landscape and to bring a sense of calm to those observing. Each painting is unique and expressive in its own way and I hope that the colours bring warmth into peoples’ homes. I hope to share my work with as many people as possible and would love for it to be exhibited in more galleries and creative spaces.
My inspiration comes from the natural landscape and the work of artists such as Sandra Blow. I believe in the importance of process when forming a piece of art and manipulating materials to represent the many ongoing processes in the world around us. Having painted in Cornwall for three years, I take inspiration from the sea and the contrasting feelings of calm and ruthlessness that come from watching it. Within more recent paintings, I aim to replicate this feeling of calm with more of an earthy undertone to represent the greener landscape around me.
My work is very much mixed media painting as it explores the boundaries between traditional art materials and more unconventional materials, such as those found in nature. The surfaces of my paintings and drawings reveal different textures and portray the environment around us. Therefore, I use materials such as acrylic paint, oil bars, oil pastels and charcoal alongside sand and plaster. I aim to create an abstract surface of colour and calm that also represents the beauty of the natural landscape.