Sophie Newnham

Studio 5

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Oil paintings, watercolour, ink and pencil drawings

Studio 4- Botanical Art- Sophie Newnham

Welcome to my virtual Artists At Home gallery!

I am Sophie, a botanical and portrait artist and recently awarded Fellow of the Society of Botanical Artists in 2019. The main focus of my work over the last 20 years has been a series of large scale, botanical oil paintings, highlighting the beauty and intricacy of nature. I have painted many subjects but often find myself drawn to a beautiful flower that I feel compelled to paint. It is their energy, intensity of colour and ability to hold the observer in the present moment that I find so alluring. Much of life now is fast paced, rushing from one thing to another and it is rare that we make time for stillness and presence. To paint is a privilege as I am able to closely observe a living subject and condense what I see into a single piece that can be appreciated well beyond its fleeting lifespan. 

Portraiture has become another strong element of my work and I have made it onto the reserved list for Sky Portrait Artist of the Year twice with my self portraits in oils.  Fingers crossed for this year's entry!  I love to teach and run a series of workshops for both children and adults both virtually and in person.  Teaching has created a freedom in my style of working which I am keen to pursure further.

Thank you to all those who have visited, sent me uplifting messages and bought a piece of art to hang on their walls. If you would like to be kept up to date on future sales, have been inspired to try your hand at future still life and portrait workshops, or would like to sign your children up to a virtual art class, send me an email at sophienewnhamart@gmail.com 

To reserve an artwork for purchase, please email sophienewnhamart@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Pushing Through- Rusty Red Irises
Oil on linen canvas 30
Ref: 2021-5193
Bespoke frame included. Framed artwork is 31" x 31". P&P to be arranged at point of purchase, according to individual location.

£1,600

After the Storm - Irises (Holland Park)
Oil on linen canvas 30
Ref: 2021-4969
Bespoke frame included. Framed artwork is 31" x 31". P&P to be arranged at point of purchase, according to individual location.

£1,400

Rebirth- Anemones
Oil on linen canvas 24
Ref: 2021-4975
Bespoke frame included. Framed artwork is 25" x 33" P&P to be arranged at point of purchase, according to individual location.

£1,400

From Hiding to Living- Raspberry Ripple Tulips
Oil on linen canvas 24
Ref: 2021-4968
Bespoke frame included. Framed artwork is 33" x 25". P&P to be arranged at point of purchase, according to individual location.

SOLD

Standing Tall- Yellow Irises (Holland Park)
Oil on linen canvas 30
Ref: 2021-3007
Framed canvas measures 31x31" P&P to be arranged at point of purchase, according to individual location.

SOLD

Abundance - Hellebores
Oil on linen canvas 30
Ref: 2021-4967
Bespoke frame included. Framed artwork is 31"x31" P&P to be arranged at point of purchase, according to individual location.

SOLD

Triptych | Leafy Lemons | oil on linen
Oil on linen canvas Framed sizes 15.5
Ref: 2021-1521
P&P to be arranged at point of purchase, according to individual location.

£1,100

Peach Rose
Pen and ink on watercolour paper A4
Ref: 2021-5742

£75

Leafy Lemon
Oil on paper A4
Ref: 2021-4895
All pieces under £200 are for sale as part of the Artist's Support Pledge. When sales reach £1000 I pledge to buy another artist's work for £200. P&P to be arranged at point of purchase, according to individual location.

£120

Freesia
Watercolour and ink on khadi paper A4
Ref: 2021-5240
All pieces under £200 are for sale as part of the Artist's Support Pledge. When sales reach £1000 I pledge to buy another artist's work for £200. P&P to be arranged at point of purchase, according to individual location.

SOLD

Respite From Lockdown I
Ink on khadi paper 21x16.5 cm
Ref: 2021-5341
These 3 'Respite From Lockdown' drawings are being sold as part of the fund-raising auction in favour of The Upper Room, a local charity for the homeless. 50% of the winning bid for each of these drawings will be donated to the Upper Room. @theupperroomcharity works tirelessly to help improve the lives of vulnerable people in our community. Funds raised will help provide hot food, clothing, help with funding and applying for jobs as well as counselling for those who need it. . Bidding begins Monday Nov 16th, 10am, so add to your calendars now and get bidding! www.jumblebee.co.uk/artistsathomemakeabidandhelpthehomeless

£70

Respite From Lockdown II
Ink on khadi paper 21x16.5 cm
Ref: 2021-5340
These 3 'Respite From Lockdown' drawings are being sold as part of the fund-raising auction in favour of The Upper Room, a local charity for the homeless. 50% of the winning bid for each of these drawings will be donated to the Upper Room. @theupperroomcharity works tirelessly to help improve the lives of vulnerable people in our community. Funds raised will help provide hot food, clothing, help with funding and applying for jobs as well as counselling for those who need it. . Bidding begins Monday Nov 16th, 10am, so add to your calendars now and get bidding! www.jumblebee.co.uk/artistsathomemakeabidandhelpthehomeless

SOLD

Respite From Lockdown III
Ink on khadi paper 21x16.5 cm
Ref: 2021-5339
These 3 'Respite From Lockdown' drawings are being sold as part of the fund-raising auction in favour of The Upper Room, a local charity for the homeless. 50% of the winning bid for each of these drawings will be donated to the Upper Room. @theupperroomcharity works tirelessly to help improve the lives of vulnerable people in our community. Funds raised will help provide hot food, clothing, help with funding and applying for jobs as well as counselling for those who need it. . Bidding begins Monday Nov 16th, 10am, so add to your calendars now and get bidding! www.jumblebee.co.uk/artistsathomemakeabidandhelpthehomeless

SOLD

Respite From Lockdown I, II, III
Ink on khadi paper 21x16.5 cm each
Ref: 2021-5338
These 3 'Respite From Lockdown' drawings are being sold as part of the fund-raising auction in favour of The Upper Room, a local charity for the homeless. 50% of the winning bid for each of these drawings will be donated to the Upper Room. @theupperroomcharity works tirelessly to help improve the lives of vulnerable people in our community. Funds raised will help provide hot food, clothing, help with funding and applying for jobs as well as counselling for those who need it. . Bidding begins Monday Nov 16th, 10am, so add to your calendars now and get bidding! www.jumblebee.co.uk/artistsathomemakeabidandhelpthehomeless

£70

Green Pepper
Oil on wooden board 30cm x 30cm x 1.5cm
Ref: 2021-3928
P&P to be arranged at point of purchase, according to individual location.

£250

Egyptian Goose- Serpentine
Pencil on cartridge paper A2
Ref: 2021-4921
P&P to be arranged at point of purchase, according to individual location.

£250

Frittillaria Meleagris
Pencil on cartridge paper A2
Ref: 2021-2686
P&P to be arranged at point of purchase, according to individual location.

£250

Garden Peas
Watercolour and ink on coldpressed paper A3
Ref: 2021-4221
All pieces under £200 are for sale as part of the Artist's Support Pledge. When sales reach £1000 I pledge to buy another artist's work for £200. P&P to be arranged at point of purchase, according to individual location.

£150

Tulips
Watercolour and ink on Khadi paper A4 landscape
Ref: 2021-3933
All pieces under £200 are for sale as part of the Artist's Support Pledge. When sales reach £1000 I pledge to buy another artist's work for £200. P&P to be arranged at point of purchase, according to individual location.

SOLD

Myrtle Tree
Watercolour and ink on cold-pressed paper A4
Ref: 2021-4915
All pieces under £200 are for sale as part of the Artist's Support Pledge. When sales reach £1000 I pledge to buy another artist's work for £200. P&P to be arranged at point of purchase, according to individual location.

£75

Freesias
Watercolour and ink on coldpressed paper A4
Ref: 2021-3927
Price includes rose pink Moebe frame with built in matching elastic hanging. All pieces under £200 are for sale as part of the Artist's Support Pledge. When sales reach £1000 I pledge to buy another artist's work for £200. P&P to be arranged at point of purchase, according to individual location.

£150

Dahlia
Watercolour and ink on coldpressed paper A4
Ref: 2021-3930
Price includes A4 deep red Moebe frame. All pieces under £200 are for sale as part of the Artist's Support Pledge. When sales reach £1000 I pledge to buy another artist's work for £200. P&P to be arranged at point of purchase, according to individual location.

£150

Perching Greenfinch
Watercolour on paper 10
Ref: 2021-1520
All pieces under £200 are for sale as part of the Artist's Support Pledge. When sales reach £1000 I pledge to buy another artist's work for £200. Framed sizes 15.5"x 11.5" (Right + Left), 15.5"x 19"(centre).

SOLD

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