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. I hope you enjoy these stunning Yorkshire images as much as we do…
Yorkshire Images – Mark Sofilas
The Yorkshire Coast
‘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.’
‘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
Where to stay – Yorkshire Dales Cottages
‘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 & go with any happy accidents that more than likely will occur. It’s these little surprises that I can adopt & learn from & take into my next painting.’
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
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