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Mark Sofilas

As well as creating original oil paintings which are exhibited in galleries across Yorkshire, the north of England and also in London, I produce limited edition prints of my paintings.
 
I am proud to be an exhibiting member of Leeds Fine Artists (founded in 1874).
 
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.
 
It might be something as simple as smoke drifting from a chimney pot or silhouette created by a particular light source. It may be the strength or history, which emanates from an everyday object or piece of architecture.
 
Over time I’ve discovered that I can best achieve this by exaggerating/characterising colour, manipulating perspective slightly & pushing shape & form to arrive, hopefully, at a nicely balanced place, where the image created has not only captured the physical qualities of the scene, but more importantly, the feeling of the occasion.
 
I’m a self taught painter & not locked into approaching my work with any particular procedure or direction in mind.
 
However, I take photographs of my subjects, but like to rely on memory & imagination, the ultimate goal being, to recreate exactly what I’m feeling onto a flat surface.
 
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.
 
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.
 
I enjoy the journey that this direct & unstructured approach takes me on & find that it enables me to either get close to achieving what I had in mind & heart or on occasion, arrive somewhere unexpected but as rewarding.

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Still Whitby

Artist: Mark Sofilas
Status: Available
Prints: Available as prints
Price: £1650

Venice dawn

Artist: Mark Sofilas
Status: Available
Prints: Available as prints
Price: £4250

Balmy Staithes

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Sunshine at Staithes

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Summer bunting

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Spanish suntrap

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La Mattina

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Tucked away II

Artist: Mark Sofilas
Status: Available
Prints: Available as prints
Price: £1750

Dancing light II

Artist: Mark Sofilas
Status: Available
Prints: Available as prints
Price: £1795

Sunshine and shadow

Artist: Mark Sofilas
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Prints: Available as prints
Price: £975

Sunny courtyard

Artist: Mark Sofilas
Status: Available
Prints: Available as prints
Price: £3250

The driveway

Artist: Mark Sofilas
Status: Available
Prints: Available as prints
Price: £925

A sidewalk chat

Artist: Mark Sofilas
Status: Available
Prints: Not available
Price: £925

Blue bar

Artist: Mark Sofilas
Status: Available
Prints: Available as prints
Price: £925

Blue boats

Artist: Mark Sofilas
Status: Available
Prints: Available as prints
Price: £2850

Fresh fall

Artist: Mark Sofilas
Status: Available
Prints: Available as prints
Price: £1750

Magical capri

Artist: Mark Sofilas
Status: Available
Prints: Available as prints
Price: £3250

After lunch stroll

Artist: Mark Sofilas
Status: Available
Prints: Available as prints
Price: £925
Icy morning run
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Icy morning run

Artist: Mark Sofilas
Status: Sold
Prints: Available as prints

Winter stroll

Artist: Mark Sofilas
Status: Available
Prints: Available as prints
Price: £2850

Parisian dusk

Artist: Mark Sofilas
Status: Available
Prints: Available as prints
Price: £1950
A few of my favourite places

A few of my favourite places

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'A few of my favourite places' Solo Exhibition at Atrium Gallery, Bexley Wing, St James Hospital Featuring 13 new paintings
as well as framed & unframed giclee prints February 4th 2020 until April 30th 2020 35% of all proceeds will be donated to Leeds Cancer Centre, the fundraising arm of St. Ja...more

Date: From 17/12/2019 To 30/04/2019
Location: St Jame's Ct, Beckett St, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK
cycle race

cycle race

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Date: From 21/10/2019 To 22/10/2019

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