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Meet   the   Artist

Hello, my name is Sophie and I am happy to welcome you to my art space.

My biggest dream has always been to see my art in your home. The best feeling in the world for me is to know that you chose my art to be the one
that you look at every single day.

Thank you for making my dream come true!

Bio

Sophie Rodionov is an Estonian-born based in Israel artist. Since 2013, she has been a self employed full time artist, designer and illustrator. She has worked with art collectors, fashion and textile designers, brands and interior designers. 

 

Sophie is a member of the International Watercolor Society since 2017 and a co-representative of IWS Israel since 2019. 

Sophie's current work is a balance between abstract shapes and realistic forms, creating a layered world of captured moments. She finds inspiration in every moment of life, believing that each moment deserves to be shown and has its own unrepeatable beauty.

Sophie's works live in private collections all over the world, including United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, Netherlands and more. Sophie has collaborated with numerous brands to create illustration designs for their products. Among those brands are Papyrus, Metal Frame Works, Wendover Art Group and others.

Sophie also collaborates with not for profit projects, connecting to social causes through her art. Among these projects are BBC interior design show for people with disabilities, auction for an animal rescue farm in California, auction for ballet school, wall art for cat clinic of Wisconsin University and more.

Sophie has a background as a glass artist and holds a Bachelors degree of Fine Arts from Haifa University.
 

Fun Facts

  • I love art, live art, and breath art

  • When I can't paint, I continue to paint in my mind

  • I don't watch TV-shows

  • In love with nature daily

  • Married plus daughter plus cat - after 10 years of marriage I admit that it is the hardest "job" ever.

  • I don't remember any joke, ever. Even if I heard it 5 minutes earlier

  • I have political dyslexia

  • Asian philosophy and art concepts have a deep influence on me

  • My greatest achievement is to see my art on your wall.

And... yes, I can not stop painting

 

P.S. I love apples
 

Artist Statement

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My work is about moments. I see our lives and our existence as endless layers of moments. My art is about these moments. 

I believe that “space” is a subject that looks changes in relation to other objects around it. This is the reason for my extreme attention to composition in my art.

My art works whimsical, often layered, with a lot of abstract spots and points of realistic details. 

I paint with watercolors because watercolor is the best medium for representing a constantly changing structure of space. 
 

The transparence of watercolor and the unique painting technique, where loose and abstract strokes are used, result in artwork that is capable of capturing a moment that is open for interpretation. 

Through my art, I try to create moments that feel "familiar" to the viewer. Therefore, I have no favorite subjects. Everything inspires me to paint: every moment of life has its own beauty and deserves to be captured and to be shown. The only question is how? How to “create” this special moment on paper? How to make it smell like that moment, look like that moment and feel like that moment? These questions are the questions I ask myself during my art process and I always enjoy learning new ways of controlling color and new techniques and materials.

 

Space is endless and is made of countless moments and my art process is endless as well. I create every day and every moment. When I can’t paint or sketch, I paint in my mind. One moment leads to another. I just can’t stop painting.

Thank you for your interest,

Sophie