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"Buddenhagen, who received her BFA from University of Houston in 2000, draws on travel and life experiences in creating mixed media canvases with a distinctive “surf art” style. Her layered graphic elements bring to mind features of street art, though authentic renderings of sea birds and playful depictions of other animals add stratum of visual interest to the works. Buddenhagen’s abstract canvases often incorporate her trademark textures and vibrate with the energy of broad, warm spectrum color palettes."

 

Jennifer Vickers -curator

Surf Nature and Yoga inspired Art

Texas Surf Shops where you can find Signed prints by Sophia Buddenhagen #shoplocal

 

Galveston Surf Shops

Southern Spears Surf  6026 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551

Ohana Surf and Skate  2814 Avenue R 1/2, Galveston, TX 77550

Surfsdide Loco Galveston 3802 Cove View Blvd Suite JGalveston, TX 77554

 

Surfside Tx Shops

Surfside Loco 1306 Bluewater Highway Surfside, TX 77541

Houston Surf Shops

Surfhouse 1737w34 Th St, Suite 400, Houston, TX 77018

ARTIST STATEMENT

My journey as an artist began at a young age growing up in a Greek-American family and living off the coast of West Africa. My inspiration comes from my travels, nature, surf and local culture. Since I was constantly traveling as a child, I don’t really identify with one place or culture. I am on a constant journey and my art is a product of that journey. Some call my work Surf Art, Beach Art, Yoga Art and more. To me it's my art, my emotions and what I am going through at the time. My process starts with patterns, words, numbers, letters, and multiple layers of color washes and various mediums with an image evolving from the background. I love creating local beach imagery in Texas and imagery based on my travels and local surf culture. The best part of being an artist is seeing someone feel a connection with a piece knowing that it takes them somewhere or a moment in time that I captured of them. Seeing that excitement and smile on their face is the best feeling to me as an artist.

Sophia Buddenhagen offers Beach and Surf Art, Prints, Tee shirts, Coffeemugs, Stickers  and Phone cases in the  US and international.                     

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Texas Surf Artist Sophia Buddenhagen