Sophie Frieda

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Gradually my visual world has been drawn in to focus on the intricate layer and contours of leaves and plant life, where a similar tension is created between the layering and mesh of forms versus the simplicity of the actual form and space.

I immerse myself into the picture by exaggerating the strong organic shapes and vibrant colors, where I find a very positive and powerful life force. My goal is to envelope the viewer into this exciting and energizing world and come away feeling … Revitalized and Centered.

Education

1976 Chelsea School of Art, London

1977-80 Central School of Art and Design, London, BA Fine Art

1982 Studied at California College of Art

1980 Received BA Honors Degree in Fine Art

 

Related Work Experience

2002 Taught painting in adult education class, Brookfield, CT

From 2010 teaching painting privately in studio

 

Shows

1980  Royal Leicester Infirmary, Group show, UK

1985  Leigh Gallery, solo show, London, UK

1992 Group Show, Saxon House, Milton Keynes, UK

1994 Group Show, Richter Association for the Arts, CT

2003 Solo Show, Burnham Library, Bridgewater, CT

2003 Represented by Bainbridge Arts and Crafts

2005 Group Show, Commissioners Office, Port Orchard, WA

2005 Group Show, North West Design Center, Poulsbo, WA

2006 Edmonds Arts Festival, WA

2007 American Marine Bank, Bainbridge Island, WA

2007 Columbia Tower Club, Seattle, WA

2008 20th Annual Bainbridge in Bloom, painting selected for publicity poster

2008 West Sound Academy, dual show, Poulsbo, WA

2008 Woodenville City Hall, WA

2009 Selected for Group Health Art Catalogue and future purchase

2009 Adobe Gallery, Seattle, WA

2010 Art Studio Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA, Dual show

2011 Kitsap Arts and Crafts Show, WA

2011 Directors Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA

2012 Art in the Woods, WA

2012 North Point church, Poulsbo, WA

2013 Bainbridge in Bloom Gala auction, painting selected for Bainbridge in Bloom poster

2013 Treehouse Café, Bainbridge Island, WA

2013 Columbia Bank, Poulsbo, WA

2014 Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Group show “12 Years in the Woods”

2014 Bainbridge Working Studios, summer show, WA

2014 Edmonds Art Festival, juried show, WA

2015 Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, WA

2016 Treehouse Cafe, Bainbridge Island, WA

2016 Bainbridge Island juried Studio Tour, WA

2017 North Point Church, Poulsbo, WA

2018 Represented by Carrie Goller Gallery, Poulsbo, WA

 

Awards

2006 Honorable Mention, Edmonds Arts Festival

2011 Second Place, Kitsap Arts and Crafts Show

 

Work in Public Places

1980 Royal Leicester Infirmary, Leicester, UK,

2 large paintings purchased, main lobby

1980 New Cross School District, London, UK,

6 paintings purchased for corridor areas

1992 Saxon House, Milton Keynes, UK

Art in Milton Keynes (AIM) Project, 2 paintings purchased

1993 Gamlins Law Offices, Lincoln's Inn, London, UK,

2 large paintings purchased

2004 Cencom Building, Bremerton, WA, Kitsap County 1% for the Arts,

3 paintings selected and purchased.

Several private commissions completed in the UK, CT and WA