SOPHIE MANHAM

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‘You cannot settle out of court. You are faced with what seems like an impossibility – fixing an image which you can tolerate. What can be where?'. Philip Guston

I was serious about drawing and painting as a child, but stopped when I went to college.

Some twenty years later, after a career as a TV documentary producer, and then as a Director of a creative consulting firm, I found myself wanting to make art again.

I joined a weekly life-class, and was soon taking a range of short public courses. This website features work made predominantly in those classes.

My next step is, I hope, to become a better painter. I'll be concentrating on painting, with a longer, more rigorous process of composition.

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 Background :

  • 1985 – 1988: B.A., English Literature, Clare College, Cambridge
  • 1989 - 1991: Assistant Film Editor, BBC
  • 1991-1993: BBC Production Trainee
  • 1993 – 1998: BBC Producer/Director (Music and Arts) & then freelance
  • 1996 onwards: Co-Founder and HR Director, SHM Productions
  • 2006– 2010: short courses at Central St. Martin's School of Art, followed by The Prince's Drawing School, Shoreditch
  • 2011 onwards: Studio

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