Sophie Louise White is best known for her contemporary wildlife sculptures and she is renowned for capturing the intrinsic essence of her subject. Irrespective of size, she sculpts with a harmonious balance of movement, elegance and motional poise.
With an astute eye for animal anatomy and forms that function, Sophie manipulates her materials to create an elegant, aesthetically balanced signature style.
Growing up on her family’s rare breeds farm, situated in Kent, Sophie was privileged to observe the beauty of the animal form first hand. This instinctive and insightful study has given her an enviable knowledge and awareness of each subject’s individual characteristics and distinguishing forms.
Now residing in Hampshire, her rural environment is enriched with the wildlife that continues to influence her work. She portrays the unique characteristics of the fauna that she sculpts in clay, soft wax and occasionally in plaster. Each composition is then cast in either Bronze or Silver using the Ancient Lost Wax method.
Sophie Louise White gained a First Class Honours degree in Figurative Sculpture from London’s University of the Arts before gaining a residency at a renowned Hampshire Bronze Foundry. This residency gave Sophie a valuable knowledge of the foundry process, and an ability to manipulate her materials with confident translation from subject to sculpture.
Often choosing to colour her work herself, Sophie finishes each piece with rich and varied patinas, consciously chosen to compliment subject and surface.
Her unique translation and elegant interpretation of her subject has brought Sophie Louise White recognition, which sees her catalogue of work and individual commissions sought internationally.
October 23, 2019
Sculpture, Illustration, Q - T