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Snape: Artist brings vitality to images left otherwise neglected online

PUBLISHED: 11:00 01 September 2014

Suffolk artist Sophie Elinor Martin is exhibiting her latest work in a solo show called Found taking place at Snape Maltings.

Suffolk artist Sophie Elinor Martin is exhibiting her latest work in a solo show called Found taking place at Snape Maltings.

A Suffolk artist has been overjoyed with the response to her latest solo exhibition, which continues at Snape Maltings until Thursday.

Suffolk artist Sophie Elinor Martin is exhibiting her latest work in a solo show called Found taking place at Snape Maltings. Suffolk artist Sophie Elinor Martin is exhibiting her latest work in a solo show called Found taking place at Snape Maltings.

Sophie Elinor Martin, from Clopton, near Woodbridge, has already built a reputation for her charcoal animal paintings, some of which were last year chosen to market high quality British beef for export.

For her latest show, Found, which opened over the weekend at The Workshop, Snape Maltings, she was inspired by the idea of bringing a new identity to uncredited online images abandoned in cyberspace.

The former Suffolk College student and Norwich University of the Arts graduate, said the opening had been “fantastic”, with more than 80 people in attendance.

Sophie will be donating 5% of sales to UNICEF and in particular the children of Gaza. She has already given a portion proceeds from five sales to charities this year.

Few of us can imagine what it feels like to be born in a body that you do not recognise as your own.

Police have launched an attempted murder investigation after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed in Osborne Street, Colchester, in the early hours of this morning.

A new road, which ran almost £5m over budget, faces fresh controversy after it emerged a council employee involved in the project also completed work for the road’s developers through his private company.

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

Emergency services were called to an incident in Stoke-by-Nayland where a car overturned and ended up on its roof.

A Suffolk family had the BBC’s DIY SOS team spend 10 days at their property in November.

Witham MP Priti Patel is urging schools in the region to take advantage of the opportunity to visit the infamous Holocaust concentration camp Auschwitz, as part of a nationwide programme to educate pupils of the atrocities.

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