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Surfside Love
Mixed Media on wood
22.75" x 11.5"

This one was inspired by a Sunny January day surfing in Surfside Texas.
I was on the rocks watching freinds surf after I was done with my session. The roof of the house on the left was covered with seagulls. I snapped a photo then asked a group of surfers to give me one word they feel after surfing in Surfside. Vibe came up a few times and I put as many words as I could in the rocks. I loved all the positive words from everyone. Quite different than what you normally hear about our beaches. I love the vibe and positivity of our surfers and their love for nature and what we have right here at home. Home is where your heart is.

 

 

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. My process starts with patterns, words, numbers, letters, and multiple layers of color washes and various mediums with an image evolving from the background. The best part of being an artist is seeing someone feel a connection with a piece knowing that it takes them somewhere and puts a smile on their face.

 

 

BIO

Sophia was born to Greek American parents in Fulda Germany. Sophia currently resides in Houston, Texas where she studied at the University of Houston and earned her BFA degree in 2000. Sophia’'s travels and life experiences are reflected in her Abstract and Surf inspired art. Each painting consists of color, words, letters, numbers and familiar imagery. She uses mixed media such as acrylic, water color, spray paint, ink and oil paint sticks to enhance the visual multiple layers and textural aspects of her paintings. Sophia believes art is a way to help people expand upon their creativity and to become more aware of their world and people around them.

 

 

 

 

SOLD! Surfside Love

$275.00Price

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    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.

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