For the Love of Chaos.
Sophie Adair is a young, self-taught, British talent residing in France whose paintings have been featured in exhibitions internationally. Working primarily in oil paints, Adair creates realistic style seascapes and landscapes exploring the beauty of chaos within storms. Taking inspiration from old black and white photographs her work has gradually transformed into monochromatic landscapes and is characterised by her use of cool, limited colour palettes and great technical detail in the rendering of light and shadows.
Raging seas, dark landscapes and moody skies form the basis of Adair’s work: ‘My work focuses on storms and the light we find within them. I paint intimate and real scenes that invite the viewer to look closer and embrace the chaos.’
As a teenager Sophie left her home town of Preston, UK to move to Paris, it was there that she first picked up a paintbrush and fell in love with creating. ‘I knew from a young age I had a strong urge to create with my hands, it wasn’t until I found painting that it really fell into place’.
Since she began painting in 2018 Adair’s work has been shown in shows in the UK and France. She has gained an extensive base of collectors and has just been invited to her first curated artist residency in Pouch Cove, Canada.
What collector's had to say...
Sophie, THANK YOU again for working with me! The entire experience was so pleasant, thanks to your patience, flexibility and follow-through. -Nina
Even more beautiful in person. I was shocked at not only the detail in the art work but at the amazing detail she took in packing the piece to make sure it arrived undamaged. Sophie even went as far to send a thank you note with some suggestions on a frame that would complement her piece as well as some professional framers in my location. The thank you note was a picture of one of her paintings and I also had that framed as it was too beautiful to throw out. Absolutely amazing artist .. I consider my self to be a very lucky person to be able to share my home with one of her pieces. -Jodi
Sophie's work is phenomenal. The mood she can create in her pieces is palpable. The attention to detail is second to none, including the beautiful packaging and follow up service. When you buy from Sophie you're not just buying art but investing in a friend. - Lee