Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Interview

There is an in-depth interview with me about my love of lace, my inspiration and painting practice, the addiction to dating lace, painting lace and my works for the BP Travel Award and other paintings on the blog ‘Lace News’ which me and other lace lovers follow.

Click here to read it.

Excerpt:

Interview: Sophie Ploeg, “The Lace Trail”, National Portrait Gallery

The BP Portrait awards are given in the world’s most prestigious art competition for portraiture. Artist Sophie Ploeg won the 2013 BP Travel award, and her show ‘The Lace Trail’ opens at the National Portrait Gallery in London on June 26th. Her work is truly remarkable. LaceNews took this opportunity to have an in-depth discussion with Sophie, delving into her artistry and her love of lace.
LaceNews: You must get many questions like, “Why portraits instead of some other form,” so let’s consider something different.  “Why lace?” What attracts you to this most serious of textile arts?
Sophie: I love painting textures. I love painting (and showing) beauty. I find it important in my paintings that different surfaces and materials show their qualities. I might not always succeed, of course, but I......
see more on the the Lace News site

For an organised list of ALL blog posts that I wrote during the BP Travel Award project (2 years), please see this page on my blog!

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