The Captain’s Daughters is thrilled to be the first gallery on Cape Cod to show Sophie’s work. Come delight in this solo show; the vibrance of her color palette, the emotive brushstrokes, and most of all the feelings she captures in her paintings.
When asked about her work Sophie has this to say, “I paint because I love the way shadows and light can completely change an object or a place. I want to capture that feeling of being temporarily overwhelmed by the thing in front of you - when it feels both otherworldly and ordinary. I paint because I love the people around me and the way they make me feel. I paint the things I want to keep. The quiet at the river, the sun on my favorite shirt, the shadow on my best friends face. Through painting, I aim to capture not the likeness to an image but the overwhelming feeling of the space or a memory. In my studio, I work from recorded observations, often photographs and drawings, that then serve as a springboard to explore pattern, color, light and shadow.”
Sophie Treppendahl holds a BA in Painting and Printmaking from the College of Charleston. She lives and works in Richmond, Virginia. Learn more about the artist here.