Sophie Frampton on how she started Poire Studios and her beginnings as an artist.
In 2019, Sophie Frampton established Poiré Studios to create classical and timeless custom art pieces that can be cherished for generations. Her attention to intricate details allows her to celebrate all the specially designed features of each subject that she meets.
At a young age, Sophie can recall using picture books she received as a child to practice copying the illustrations. When she was nine years old, her parents enrolled her in the art lessons that she would continue to take throughout high school. Although she knew since childhood that art was her passion, her freshman year at Lee University was a pivotal moment in her life and artistic career.
“I took my first oil painting class and immediately fell in love with the medium. Funny enough, I worked with colored pencil and charcoal my whole life, fully believing I’d never pick up a paintbrush,” Sophie says.
She received her first commission from the International Board of Jewish Missions to paint a mural for their Everlasting Nation Museum. She was then commissioned to do her first oil portrait. As her commissions began to quickly increase, she decided to open her own studio.
“I started realizing I was paying to go to school for a job I already had,” Sophie said. “With the amazing support from my now-husband and family, I officially started my art studio in June of 2019. I love getting up every day to create something new.”
She is inspired by artist Gordon Wetmore, who painted her and her brother when she was four. Since then, his work as a portrait artist has always influenced her creations. Ultimately, Sophie acknowledges that her prime inspiration is from God.
“The first reason I’m inspired to paint is because the artist of all things has given me the capacity to also create. I wanted to study God’s creation and praise him through painting what he’s so beautifully designed.”
Sophie is committed to her growing clientele, and her goal is to see that support only increase as she develops her skill and opens her new, at-home studio.
To learn more about Sophie and her work, visit her website or follow her on Instagram.