The Student Artist of the Month at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School is Sophia Harrison.
Growing up in a family full of artists, Sophia can’t remember a time when they weren’t doing something art-related. Whether it was building clay pieces with her grandmother, or learning new painting techniques with her Poppy, she was always surrounded by art fanatics who were constantly encouraging her to use my creativity.
One of her favorite childhood memories was when her Poppy sat for at least an hour, letting her paint a portrait of him. He made her feel like a professional artist even let her use his good canvas and acrylic paints. Although her painting was way out of proportion, and only slightly looked like him, Poppy made Sophia feel so proud of her painting and art skills. This moment made her want to continue to paint and draw, and has influenced her to complete many of my favorite art pieces.
Sophia loves every type of art whether its pottery, watercolor, acrylics, charcoal or printmaking. She plans on becoming an occupational therapist, but still plans on continuing art as a hobby. Art is a big part of her life, and will continue to be moving forward.