Since graduating from a Fine Art degree in 2010, Sophie Berger now live and work in rural Devon where she has a studio at Kigbeare Galleries, just outside of Okehampton. Her work has a strong connection to the landscape around her, so living on Dartmoor has had a huge influence.
Sophie often walks and sketches on the moors, then tries to recapture the all-encompassing beauty of the rugged scenery in larger pieces back at her studio. As her surroundings change from season to season, she is inspired everyday.
The changeable, moody landscapes awash with colour, horizons and the vast openness inspired Sophie to explore the feeling of being in this environment, so to describe her works as landscapes would be to miss the essence of the places they strive to capture.