SOPHIE TREPPENDAHL

Green Chair, Afternoon,  oil on panel, 24" x 28", 2018, $1,800 SOLD    Contact us for purchase

Green Chair, Afternoon, oil on panel, 24" x 28", 2018, $1,800 SOLD

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Sun Study (Bedroom Mirror, Pink) , oil on canvas, 11 “ x 14 “, 2018, $750    Contact us for purchase

Sun Study (Bedroom Mirror, Pink), oil on canvas, 11 “ x 14 “, 2018, $750

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Study,  oil on canvas, 11 “ x 14 “, 2018, $750 SOLD    Contact us for purchase

Study, oil on canvas, 11 “ x 14 “, 2018, $750 SOLD

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Study,  oil on canvas, 11 “ x 14 “, 2018, $750    Contact us for purchase

Study, oil on canvas, 11 “ x 14 “, 2018, $750

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Study (Pink),  oil on canvas, 8 “ x 10 “, 2018, $500

Study (Pink), oil on canvas, 8 “ x 10 “, 2018, $500

Study,  oil on canvas, 11 “ x 14 “, 2018, $750

Study, oil on canvas, 11 “ x 14 “, 2018, $750

Study,  oil on canvas, 11 “ x 14 “, 2018, $750

Study, oil on canvas, 11 “ x 14 “, 2018, $750

Study,  oil on canvas, 8 “ x 10 “, 2018, $500

Study, oil on canvas, 8 “ x 10 “, 2018, $500

Study (River Stripes),  oil on canvas, 10 “ x 10 “, 2018, $600

Study (River Stripes), oil on canvas, 10 “ x 10 “, 2018, $600

Study (River Stripes),  oil on canvas, 10 “ x 10 “, 2018, $600

Study (River Stripes), oil on canvas, 10 “ x 10 “, 2018, $600

Study (River Stripes),  oil on canvas, 11 “ x 14 “, 2018, $750

Study (River Stripes), oil on canvas, 11 “ x 14 “, 2018, $750

Tillamook Beach Part One , monotype, 22.5 x 30 inches

Tillamook Beach Part One, monotype, 22.5 x 30 inches

Untitled , monotype, 22.5 x 30 inches

Untitled, monotype, 22.5 x 30 inches

Tillamook Beach Part Two , monotype, 22.5 x 30 inches

Tillamook Beach Part Two, monotype, 22.5 x 30 inches

Rose Dock , oil on Panel, 22 x 24 inches, $1,200

Rose Dock, oil on Panel, 22 x 24 inches, $1,200

I paint because I love the way shadows and light can completely change an object or a place. I want to capture that feeling of being temporarily overwhelmed by the thing in front of you - when it feels both otherworldly and ordinary.

I paint because I love the people around me and the way they make me feel.

I paint the things I want to keep. The quiet at the river, the sun on my favorite shirt, the shadow on my best friends face.

Through painting, I aim to capture not the likeness to an image but the overwhelming  feeling of the space or a memory. In my studio, I work from recorded observations, often photographs and drawings, that then serve as a springboard to explore pattern, color, light and shadow. When creating, the representation becomes secondary, my primary focus becoming the painting process itself. As I translate reflection, pattern, and shadows through paint, the image lends itself to abstraction, manipulation and exaggeration. Through this, the painting takes on new life. And instead of creating a hollow representation of a moment that once was, I hope to create something altogether new - a painting imbued with the vibrance of that instance, the glow of how it felt, and the love of translating it through paint.