From one of the cultural epicentres of the world to The Moree Gallery all in one week, talented artist Sophie Mill believes good taste knows no boundaries.
The former North West local will be exhibiting her beautiful works at Estense Castle, Italy, before returning to Australia for her Moree exhibition three days later.
This Moree exhibition, opening Friday, November 5 at 10am will see Sophie’s career come full circle, as it was here that her brilliant career kicked off.
“Gig Moses of The Moree Gallery was the first person to give me a solo exhibition – I always knew I would be an artist it was just a matter of someone getting my foot in the door,” Sophie said.
And the door it seems is now well and truly open.
Since her first exhibition ten years ago Sophie has showcased her works across Australia, including Sydney, Newcastle and Noosa.
She has also continued extending her knowledge and techniques, last year attending the ‘Sotheby’s Institute of Art’ based in New York and studying Contemporary Art Markets in New York and Europe.
Most recently Sophie’s work has caught the eye of the Trevisan International Art Group, based in Italy, which has asked her to exhibit three works at the Estense Castle later this month.
“My works were chosen by the Trevisan International Art Group board of Art Directors, who really appreciated my personal and powerful abstract art.”
Judges commended her work, particularly her ‘natural interaction of spaces, forms, colour and connection which create an intense and emotional result, able to go beyond the physical limits.’
The self confessed ‘city girl’ followed her heart to Bingara, where she forged a life with her husband and children and also pursued her love of painting.
Yet five years ago the success of Sophie’s career was thus that the family moved to Newcastle to focus on her art. But she admits she still enjoys exhibiting in her old stomping ground.
“I love coming out to Moree to exhibit because Gig has always supported me and in return I love supporting The Gallery.”
“The works I have prepared for Moree this year are full of life, colour and energy. They are all oil on canvas ranging from mid conservative to abstracts.”
By Georgina Poole