Monday, July 31, 2006
Painter, Sculpture and Graphic Artist
Sophie Peters born in Johannesburg (1968) moved to Cape Town in 1985 when she was determined to study Art. Completing a two-year course at the Community Arts Project (CAP) in 1987, Sophie lives her Art, both as a teacher and a creative spirit. Although primarily a painter and an avid muralist, she also works in sculpture and graphic arts. She has attended a few residencies / workshops both in Europe and locally and held her first solo exhibition at the Association of Arts in Belleville (1994). Since then she has participated in numerous group showings mostly in South Africa but also all over Europe, the United States and Canada. Her works are included in collections of the South African National Gallery and in the Durban Art Gallery. She has received numerous commissions from parties such as The Robben Island Museum and JUTA for illustrations in children’s books (for these she received an award). After 18 years of living and working from her art the city itself carries her flavour and style, apparent in her numerous murals found in the urban landscape.