Sophie Layton | In Bloom

22 November - 3 December 2023

View the full exhibition online here


Eames Fine Art is delighted to be welcoming Sophie Layton back to the Print Room for In Bloom. This exhibition brings together over 30 new monotypes and drawings and is Sophie's first new collection since her hugely successful exhibition at Eames Fine Art in 2021.

'I very rarely make work depicting people because I don’t believe that mono-printing lends itself very well to capturing and expressing the human figure. However, with these new works, by introducing Roman vessels decorated with expressive figures, I have found a playful way of depicting people amongst my floral displays. I love this new element to my work; particularly the relationship between the characters and the flowers - I have enjoyed placing the figures so that they are gesturing and looking towards the lilies. 

I love all the contrasts in these new prints and drawings: the expressive figures on these ancient (Roman) pots in monochrome contrasted against the brightly coloured (Japanese Ikebana) flowers and plants which are essentially still-lifes yet full of expressive life in full bloom.'


- Sophie Layton, 2023