Michael Sofroniou initially studied English Language at Oxford, then went on to do BA hons, in Fine Art & Illustration, at Camberwell School of Art. His bold and vibrant paintings of still lifes and interiors are strikingly individual, and instantly recognisable.
He says of his painting: "My work is usually based on direct observation. I either work immediately in front of a subject or work from drawings and studies done on the spot. Colour, shape and pattern arise as a visual interpretation of the subject. A painting may be worked and reworked to incorporate changes of mood, light and atmosphere until the piece takes on its own life or it may be produced in a single session as an immediate response to a moment in time."