In 2015 Andrew Marr sat for a portrait by Sophie Levi. The verdict came back: he called her a proper artist! Equally impressive is that Prince Charles has one of her works in his collection.
To join the list of enthusiasts, head along to Thompson’s Gallery who inaugurate their new space in Marble Arch, with Sophie’s joint exhibition, from March 23rd.
Sophie will be showing London waterscapes in oils which were painted on location on Regent’s Canal and in Regent’s Park, the Serpentine and St James’s Park, and on the Thames at Eel Pie Island, Hammersmith Bridge and Westminster.
Sophie exhibits widely: last year in a two-person exhibition in Highgate, as well as in the BP Portrait Award, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Lynn Painter Stainers Exhibition, the Discerning Eye and the New English Arts Club.
One of Sophie’s paintings was recently shortlisted for what is the biggest art prize for a single work of art in the UK, the £30,000 Threadneedle Art Prize; and in 2015 she took part in the Sky Arts Landscape Painter of the Year competition.
Sophie’s growing reputation and collectability has resulted in her works being acquired by distinguished collections such as those of John and Frances Sorrell, Christopher Forbes and King’s College Cambridge.
Sophie can also be commissioned directly.
A Primrose Hill resident for over 25 years, Sophie is known locally as a former trustee of the Primrose Hill Community Association and as one of the founding trustees who set up Primrose Hill Community Library, as well as for her work to keep Utopia Village as a hub for small businesses and entrepreneurs.