This weekend I visited Frank Sofo's studio in the Springs. My main purpose was to pick up copies of his Veronica books for my niece, but I was also looking forward to seeing his studio. Once there, I witnessed a treasure trove of color. Beautiful work! Frank kindly allowed me to photograph both his studio and himself without advance warning.
Fine artist Frank Sofo has written and illustrated a series of three children's books featuring Veronica the cat and her adventures with Van Gogh, Monet and other famous artists. The books are charming and the illustrations are amazing. Every illustration is from an original oil painting, many of them still available and on view in Frank's studio.
Paintings from the Veronica books.
I love Sofo's version of Van Gogh's bedroom at Arles with the sleeping Veronica. An inspirational book of Van Gogh's works lay in the studio nearby next to a jar of collected beach glass.
Angel of the Sea by Frank R. Sofo
Sofo is also a painter of Hampton's scenes such as the iconic lifeguard stand at Main Beach, East Hampton. Thank you Frank for sharing your studio and your time with me.