Frank Sofo *

Starry Night Studio

45 Harbor View Drive, East Hampton, NY 11937

t:    631.324.6119

www.franksofo.com

fsofo@optonline.net

EDUCATION

The High School of Art & Design.

School of Visual arts, Art Students League NYC

Studied drawing, painting, and illustration

 

EXHIBITIONS

Ashawagh Hall east Hampton NY,

Guild Hall East Hampton NY, Crazy Monkey gallery,

Lana Santorelli gallery Southampton NY, Walk Tall gallery

East Hampton, Southampton Cultural Center.

Society of Illustrators NYC,

Up coming shows…Open Studio tour august 23& 24,

“The Figure on Paper” September 19,20,21 at Ashawagh Hall

 

AWARDS

First place award Memorial day show Southampton

Cultural Center. Landscape  award Artist Magazine.

 

ILLUSTRATED BOOKS

“ The Time Shop” Ideals Children’s books

“ The Littlest Red Horse” Ideals Children’s books, “The Civil War Sub”

Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys series. Writing & Illustrating two new

Children’s books soon to be published  “ Vincent & Veronica”

And “ The Ship of Forgotten Dreams”

Special Mention… Artwork was featured on posters & t shirts

In the 2007 East Hampton Sand Castle Contest

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

I was classically trained in figure drawing and painting.

I was also trained in design & Illustration. The figure is still

A large part of my work . I find it a challenge to try and capture

The beauty of the human form in all its complexities and moods.

I work in a variety of mediums including oils watercolors & acrylic

I use a painterly approach with a strong use of color. I paint

What I feel about what I see. I like my paintings to have a sense

of movement to have a life of there own.  Since moving to the east end of long Island the world I paint are the beaches and the local landscapes  My goal as  an artist is through my work to be a reflection of the beauty of Creation.