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Many of Sophie’s ink drawn stories, collected live from people in Liverpool over the last year, are up as part of a new display at The Museum of Liverpool which is up for five years and showcases the history of Pembroke Place in Liverpool 3.

Currently Sophie is undertaking a commission to draw 28 poets that the US organisation The Poetry Foundation has chosen as its list of poetry101s. So far she has made new collage and pastel portraits of Robert Frost, Audre Lorde, Elizabeth Bishop, Langston Hughes (above) Muriel Rukeyser, Maya Angelou, John Keats,
Sylvia Plath, William Shakespeare, Alice Notley, Juan Felipe Herrera, Gwendolyn Brooks, Emily Dickinson and Martin Espada.
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Sophie is an associate artist with Fermynwoods Contemporary Arts and Project Phakama.

In 2016 and 2017 she created all the visuals for National Poetry Day

Sophie’s paintings spangle around domestic ordinariness, fairy tale, poetry, the news – creating, via colour, rhythm and absurd juxtapositions a lively world of paradoxical questions and dramas.

Ink drawing is a daily practise that Sophie uses as a way of accessing the limitless material of the unconscious.

The fluidity of the ink matches the speed with which thoughts, ideas and feelings come and go.

Paintings

The Psychology of Hairdos ink drawing

Portrait of Pavel oil on canvas, 2014

Sofia Gonzales from 400 women

F, Box file Shrine, from The Venerated Alphabet

I have some Questions about Eternity. 5' x 4', acrylic on canvas, 2013

Q Box file shrine from the Venerated Alphabet

K, Box file Shrine from The Venerated Alphabet

You Can't Fight Your Destiny. 5' x 4', acrylic on canvas, 2013

Welcome Child, Eat or be Eaten acrylic on canvas, 2013

Princess of the Golden Dwelling acrylic on canvas, 2013

Drawings

Yes, We Whistle our Tunes. Ink on paper, 2013

Reading Poetry. ink on paper, 2012

Brush Man ink on paper, 2014

You Never Know Who You'll Get ink on paper, 2013

four drawings/prints in Bargehouse show The Poet flies out in her Pestle and Mortar

Your Leafy Thoughts are Freeing ink and gouache on paper, 2013

South London, a Dress. gouache, ink and collage on paper, 2013

Naked Surprise ink on paper, 2011

Siblings, ink on paper, 2012

Birth, ink on paper 2013

Water Nixie, ink on paper 2013