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Mark Sofilas

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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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Evening Falls, Redmire

Artist: Mark Sofilas
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Winter Wonderland
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Winter Wonderland

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Whitby strolling
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Whitby strolling

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Waiting for the sea
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Waiting for the sea

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Venetian waterway
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Venetian waterway

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Venetian Dusk
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Venetian Dusk

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Venetian canal
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Venetian canal

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Venetian canal IV
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Venetian canal IV

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Venetian canal III
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Venetian canal III

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Venetian canal II
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Venetian canal II

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Two boats
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Two boats

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Towards Whitby mid
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Towards Whitby mid

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Towards the sun
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Towards the sun

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Towards Runswick Bay
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Towards Runswick Bay

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The lock 2
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The lock 2

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Sunshine on the Grand Canal
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Sunshine on the Grand Canal

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Sunrise at Staithes
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Sunrise at Staithes

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Sunlit Venice 1
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Sunlit Venice 1

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Sunlit beck
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Sunlit beck

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Sun trap
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Sun trap

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Sun drenched III
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Sun drenched III

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Sun drenched II
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Sun drenched II

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Sun drenched I
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Sun drenched I

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Stillness
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Stillness

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Solitary barn
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Solitary barn

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Secluded canal
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Secluded canal

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Santa Marie della salute II
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Santa Marie della salute II

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Santa Maria delle Salute
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Santa Maria delle Salute

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Sandsend delight
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Sandsend delight

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Reflective
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Reflective

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Out to sea II
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Out to sea II

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Millpond Staithes
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Millpond Staithes

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Light show
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Light show

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Late Winter road
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Late Winter road

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Late in the day
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Late in the day

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Lake study II
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Lake study II

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Lake study I
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Lake study I

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Knaresborough white
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Knaresborough white

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Inner calm
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Inner calm

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Home time
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Home time

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High Street stroll
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High Street stroll

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Haven
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Haven

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Grande blue
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Grande blue

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French windows
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French windows

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Early lights
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Early lights

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Dusk at Staithes
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Dusk at Staithes

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Dry stone
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Dry stone

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Dazzling
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Dazzling

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Dark sky
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Dark sky

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Country road
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Country road

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Country lane II
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Country lane II

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Country lane I
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Country lane I

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Coastline
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Coastline

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Canal boats old mill
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Canal boats old mill

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Bempton cliffs
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Bempton cliffs

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Back to Cowbar
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Back to Cowbar

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Awakening revisited
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Awakening revisited

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Autumnal
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Autumnal

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Autumn water
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Autumn water

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Another path to Spring
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Another path to Spring

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All still on the beck
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All still on the beck

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A new day Staithes
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A new day Staithes

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A dog his man
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A dog his man

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Waiting for the sea
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Waiting for the sea

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Sunlit Venice
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Sunlit Venice

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A time to reflect II
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A time to reflect II

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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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