Sophie Tivona

Drawing & Painting Instructor

Sophie grew up wandering in gardens around the Bay Area and dreaming of flowers, rocks, soil and water.  She was raised by her single mother who has been a professional gardener for her whole life.  She has always loved to create paper products and would find quiet spaces in the yard to make little treasures.  Sophie has followed a meandering path to find her way to a career in illustration and she’s overjoyed to share her love of nature through painting and drawing.  Watercolor is her muse and she loves its unpredictable, unforgiving qualities;  it is her daily joy to harness the wildness of the medium and reveal its delicacy and strength.

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