As with music, it’s Art when it’s moving. Art is eternal, timeless, universal. Technique, media, concept, subject, style – all are vehicles to exercise and express the subconscious. The latter reveals the chemistry of perception – reality is transformed by our spirit. Layers of observation are imprinted in our psyche – let it show its colors and impressions. The juxtaposition/overlapping of ideas and images reveal truths. Painting starts where the power of words finds its limits. Art transcends emotion, conveying a sense of mystery and interconnection. When spirit overtakes intellect, one becomes one with Art itself.

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Sophie Plassard is a graduate of l’Ecole Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré à Paris, where her studies encompassed drawing and painting, sculpture and engraving, as well as graphic arts and design. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Paris (Gallery Pernety), Antibes (Musée des Remparts), and in numerous galleries in California and Florida. Her paintings are held in private collections in Europe, Japan, and the US. In France, she trained extensively as an educator in children’s centers and camps. After teaching for several years in the US, she launched the La Jolla Art Studio in 1994, offering classes for children aged 4 to 17, and private lessons for adults. She’s taught art to countless children and teenagers, inspiring many to pursue professional careers in art and design. In 2009 she relocated to West Sonoma County, where her focus is on painting.