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Yorkshire based artist Mark Sofilas is originally from Western Australia but migrated to the UK in 2005.
He now paints from a studio in Leeds and has gained critical acclaim for his striking original oil paintings of the Yorkshire countryside. Mark is particularly fond of painting scenes from the Yorkshire Coast such as the fishing villages of Whitby, Staithes & Robin Hood’s Bay.
We’ve highlighted just a fraction of his work below. We hope you enjoy these stunning Yorkshire images as much as we do.
Yorkshire images – Mark Sofilas
The Yorkshire Coast
First Light Staithes
Last Light Whitby
‘My paintings are very heavily guided by the emotions a particular scene or moment evokes in me. It’s this feeling that I try to convey to the viewer.’
Soaring, Bempton Cliffs
Sunny side of the Street
‘I don’t do preliminary drawings; instead I prefer to adopt a more organic approach & design the paintings as I go. This helps the end product retain a freshness & feeling of spontaneity.’
Where to stay – Yorkshire Coast Cottages
The Yorkshire Dales
Up and down Dale
Where to stay – Yorkshire Dales Cottages
Another sunny day – Knaresborough revisited
‘I always have an image & mood in my mind’s eye that I’m trying to put down and I find that working this way allows me to be flexible and go with any happy accidents that more than likely will occur. It’s these little surprises that I can adopt & learn from and take into my next painting.’
Happy Days – Knaresborough
Where to stay – Harrogate Holiday Cottages
All of the images above are courtesy of Mark Sofilas. You can view more of his work here: www.marksofilasart.com