Art Exhibition: Paintings by Sophie Gidlow

The current exhibition in our downstairs gallery features a range of paintings by Sophie Gidlow. The exhibition will run through to the end of July.

I am an Essex based artist and educator, having trained at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design London. My practice comprises of paintings and drawings of both abstract and realistic art, however, I am currently concentrating more on abstract design.

I predominantly use acrylic as its fast-drying, versatile qualities ideally suit my way of working. It is left for the viewer to draw their own conclusions as to the context behind my work; I like to allow personal meaning for all.

Like other contemporary artists, I am interested in how the inner emotions of the painter are reflected in their work and find it an ideal medium to express my own mood and sentiments. The design and colour choice of a piece often take me back to the emotions I was feeling at the time the painting was created.

I am inspired by my surroundings, my loved ones and my life experiences, all of which significantly influence my work.

Additionally, I greatly enjoy teaching art to young adults and children, bringing years of experience in both private tutoring and teaching and supporting students in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form colleges.