do many kinds of art, but our specialty is montage paintings and sculptures.
A montage is artwork that contains several different elements or scenes. It is
a kind of collage painting that combines to tell a story. It can be the perfect
personalized retirement gift art. It can be a montage
portrait, a theme portrait, or can even
be a painting regarding a municipality’s history or a region’s history.
The possibilities are endless. It can be religious art, civic art, or a painting
of a person’s interests and/or accomplishments.
We are expert at creating these collage paintings and sculptures. Very often
they involve people, as the principal subject, thus montage
portraiture, whether it be a corporate portrait or a personal portrait, is
one of our most common commissions. Nothing portrays the wide range of a person’s
interests and achievements like a montage painting. Because the artwork tells
a story, it is a narrative painting and is ideal for a corporation’s anniversary
or to commemorate some other special event in a business’s history. A montage
painting or sculpture can include such elements as important individuals, family
members, building depictions, logos, awards, occupational symbols, historical
references, and key events.
Many times when a company’s founder or key employee is nearing retirement,
we have been called upon to create a memorable and personalized retirement painting
or sculpture to honor that individual’s contributions. Your imagination is the only limitation. Montage paintings are also perfect to represent family memories,
a child’s favorite pastime, or even a special bond between two
Patrick Soper’s many years as an illustrator and portrait artist combined with Celia Soper’s talent as a bronze
portrait sculptor, has culminated in a broad area of expertise in many fields
of commissioned art. They also do traditional fine oil
portraits on canvas and bronze portrait busts. They have been fulltime artists
for over 25 years, working mostly by commission and in the field of representational
art. People, animals, landscapes, figurative art,
from small statuettes to life-size statues in bronze, from pencil
sketches to large painted canvas murals are all a significant part of Soper
Aside from people as subjects, both Celia and Pat love to do animals, especially
pets. Patrick has painted many wildlife commissions and
received much recognition for his talent in this genre. Nudes are another favorite
subject and styles range from classical to neo-expressionism.
Basically, at Soper Studio we love art and we love working with clients to
fulfill their custom artwork needs. Please check out our work and see what others
say about us in the testimonials. Your ideas and
our talent are all that’s needed to create an exceptional and enduring
piece of fine art!