Sophie McDarra

I am a self taught 17 year old emerging artist from Brisbane, where I am currently completing my year 12 education at boarding school. I paint in my boarding room for an hour after school every afternoon, and any time I get in between my studies on the weekends. I find great pleasure in the colour and patterns in flowers, vases and tablecloths. I enjoy working in bright colours and love how a painting can light up a space. I have recently found a love of painting still lifes, and have a particular soft spot for native Australian flora.

I started drawing before I could talk and have had a love for art for as long as I can remember. I hope to study visual art in university and pursue my dream of being a full time artist in the future.