Sophy Brown "The Inky Black" 27 x 28 Charcoal and Ink
Head-spinning, hat-losing 8 seconds of pure Americana. Sophy Brown dramatizes the rodeo life with hair-raising exactness using just ink, charcoal or acrylic. Sophy’s paintings of life on the road with rodeo horses ready to chase the barrels or depicting a cowboy stretched out looking for a soft landing over a bucking bronc gives the viewer a sense of living in the moment.
Knowing her subject matter, Sophy paints the horse with precision – a complete understanding of the anatomy, the physicality, the graceful demeanor even capturing a pony’s subtle detections of unfamiliar movements all translating the emotion and unpredictability of the horse on canvas.
She has a bachelor’s degree in fine art from Goldsmiths College London and a master’s degree in fine art from the University of Michigan.