'Why Myrina? As you know if you've been following me for a while I usually steer towards female names for my paintings, females who have influenced me in some way, some of them I know personally, Some of them are fictional and some of them lived hundreds of years ago. So who is Myrina? And why is my painting named after her?
Myrina was a Greek Amazon, who led her her ALL WOMEN army to victory in a battle against the atlantians. In our current predicament (hey Corona!) we are at war. I painted this piece as my escape from reality, I wanted her to be powerful, beautiful but most of all a warrior. Because we need that strength right now. Don't you think?'
Painted during lock down in France, Sophie spent many hours escaping reality with 'Myrina'. She wanted to create a painting that signified strength in the most difficult of times. The name, 'Myrina' comes from the Amazonian Queen. The foamy waters reach out to pull the viewer into its scene, dark waters contrast with the whites of the foam and create a fantastic visual.
Myrina is 60x80cm oil on canvas varnish and signed.