Meet Yorkshire-based artist Mark Sofilas holiday cottages

Meet Yorkshire-based artist Mark Sofilas

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

Blue Cliffs - Mark Sofilas

Blue Cliffs

First Light Staithes - Mark Sofilas

First Light Staithes

Last Light WHitby - Mark Sofilas

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

Soaring, Bempton Cliffs

Sandsend Sunset

Sandsend Sunset

Sunny side of the Street - Mark Sofilas

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.’

The Bay

The Bay

Where to stay – Yorkshire Coast Cottages


The Yorkshire Dales

Hebden Bridge - Mark Sofilas

Hebden Bridge

Up and down Dale - Mark Sofilas

Up and down Dale

Where to stay – Yorkshire Dales Cottages



Another sunny day - Knaresborough revisited- Mark Sofilas

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 - Mark Sofilas

Happy Days – Knaresborough

Last light - Knaresborough

Last light

Where to stay – Harrogate Holiday Cottages


All of the images above are courtesy of Mark Sofilas. You can view more of his work here:

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