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Sophia Elise

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Journey of Life Mixed Media/acrylic
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Family Tree Mixed Media on Canvas 61cm X 91cm
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Journey of Life II Mixed Media on Canvas 101cm X 40cm
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Wahine Toa, 2010 Mixed Media and Acrylic
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Families Mixed Media on Canvas
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Ripple Effect Mixed Media on Canvas 40cm X 50cm
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Undecided Mixed Media and Acrylic on Canvas 50cm X 60cm
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Auckland, New Zealand
Birth year
1973
Lives in
Auckland, New Zealand
Works in
Auckland, New Zealand
Tags
mixed-media, modern, abstract, figurative, conceptual, sculpture, exhibition/performance
Statement

Sophia Elise is an Auckland based, self-taught artist. She is actively involved in the local art community as a founding member and Manager of the New Zealand Art Guild, member of the Trust Board for Mairangi Art Centre and a participant in the ART Generator Programme.

Since 2004, Sophia has been selected as a finalist in several NZ Art Awards and involved in numerous exhibitions throughout NZ. She has exhibited in London and Italy and also had her artwork selected to be created into original bangles by American jewellery company, Bajidoo Bangles.

Sophia has two very distinct styles of art. She is an extremely tactile person and this love of texture is reflected in her heavily textured, minimalist, abstract style which often incorporates resin. Her other distinctive style is created entirely with hand painted dots and inspired by the rich Maori culture.

When Sophia creates she believes it's important to "Make it Memorable". She achieves this by drawing inspiration from her emotions and forging it with her environment and experiences. By doing this she encourages the viewer to connect on a deeper level and explore places within themselves. Sophia creates unique, original art which is a window into her soul.

'If my art can reach into the soul of another and emotionally and spiritually touch that person, then it's all worthwhile.'


Contact Me
Email: sophia@sophiaelise.co.nz

Websites
Web:
www.nzartguild.co.nz/sophiaelise or www.sophia-elise.artistwebsites.com
Blog: www.sophiaelise.co.nz

Connect with me
Twitter: @nzartguild or http://twitter.com/nzartguild  
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sophiaelise.artist
LinkedIn: http://nz.linkedin.com/in/sophiaelise