- Sofie Swann
- Mixed media on birch panel
- Size: 48″ x 48″
Gray in May
Size: 48″ x 48″
Artistic Statement – Sofie Swann
My paintings are not about how I see the world, but how I feel about it. This emotional vision is sparked by something remembered—an experience, place or person, past or present, real or imagined.. And so the conversation begins.
The idea or essence of a painting is brought to life entirely during the creation process. I lay down gestural marks without considering what role they will play in the final composition. Many are obscured as the painting progresses, but they are an integral part part of the dialogue, part of the story. Other marks stay hidden until I find them and give them life.
In a way, my paintings are autobiographical, the repetitive shapes a language, telling my life story on canvas.