Sophie Parkin – SP as Helene Schjerfbeck 2019


Oil Paint on stretched linen canvas 20x30cm  2019


Helene Schjerfbeck b 1862 -1946 was a remarkable Finnish modernist painter  renowned for her self portraits. An icon in Finland, she spent time in Brittany and St Ives Cornwall as part of the landscapes expressionist artists drawn to the light.

I found it bizarre that yet another woman artist who was so ahead of her time seemed to have been erased from art history outside of her homeland. My self Portrait as  Schjerfbeck is in homage to her.

Sophie Parkin b1961 B.F.A -Artist writer owner of Vout-O-reenees. Trained st Martins, Leeds, Maidstone. Last one man show The Stash Gallery July 2020.