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Artist - Sophie McKay Knight

My work has always been based on the human figure. I am inspired by the things that make up a whole person, and what/where their sense of self comes from. This means I incorporate many things into my paintings – I ‘collect’ images of people from everywhere; often remembering a scene I have witnessed, sometimes responding to a fictional or historical character. I am interested in storytelling, everyday magic, memory and reflections. I use a mixed media approach in my work; combining acrylic paint with screenprint and pastel.

As well as depicting the outside of the body, I have also become very interested in what happens inside the body & mind – the idea that genes and DNA partly make up who we are and where we have come from. I recently secured funding from Fife Contemporary Art & Craft to pursue a project called ‘Human Self’ and to create a new body of work surrounding these issues. I will essentially be exploring the nature/nurture debate through my work focussing on specific children and their parents’ thoughts on ‘inheritance’.

I work out of a studio in Fife & teach workshops and classes to children & adults across a variety of venues.

Available Work

Secrets - £695 - 60cm by 60cm - Sold

A Magic Spell - £750 - 52cm by 52cm - Sold

Codes - £550 - 66cm by 54cm - Sold

Rhapsody - £895 - 62cm by 84cm - Sold

Summer Requiem - £1450 - 100cm by 100cm - Sold

Peter Pan - £850 - 65cm by 65cm - Sold

Yellow Bird - £995 - 80cm by 90cm

Cinderella - £800 - Sold

The Aristocrat - £850 - 54cm by 79cm

Heart and Soul - £695 - 50cm by 50cm

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