IN THE STUDIO

 

The studio is where the strange magic happens, the spark of ideas the mood and the creativity.


I wanted to show and let you explore the studio, the spirit, the soul and the tools of sophiafrances.

When I buy something for my home or for a gift I am always enchanted by the story, the context, the history and the process that drew it all together. The studio I think is the hub of this, so I thought I would let you into mine.

 
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Sophiafrances patterns and illustrations are created in my little studio in London.

Each one of the prints I design always starts with looking back and celebrating artists, movements and techniques from the past, wether its looking at brushstrokes of Matisse, the free painterly style of the bloomsbury group or the block printing techniques of the legend William Morris.

The creativity of the brilliant artists before me inspire me to look at what was done then and transform it into something that can translate to now.

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Know two days are the same here, some days are spent working on commissions for projects, researching ideas and others are working on production and photoshoots.

I like my work space to be bright spacious and colourful, it can be messy but in a creative ‘lets get work done’ kind of way.

The big requirement is that a kettle or coffee shop is a necessity.

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Here are a few of the creative greats in their work spaces;

Pablo Picasso in his studio, 1956

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American painter and artist Helen Frankenthaler photographed by Ernst Haas.

"There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about." - Helen Frankenthaler

"There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about." - Helen Frankenthaler

 

Dame Zandra Rhodes in her London studio

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