Mia and Erin Chaplin are South African born artists both living and creating in Cape Town, South Africa.
Mia (b.1990) completed her BFA at Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2011. Since completing her degree at Cape Town’s top University, Mia has gone on to host four solo exhibitions locally, as well as two international solo exhibitions. Mia predominately works with oils and although her most recent work is made up of a muted colour pallet her impasto artworks are expressive and thought provoking.
Erin (b.1988) is a self-taught artist. Her main subject matter and focus has been still life and portraiture, however in more recent years Erin has been experimenting with abstract art. Her work is deeply personal, and Erin feels it holds a sense of vulnerability which she feels almost every time she releases an artwork into the world. Erin also uses heavy brushstrokes and her thickly applied oils create a sense of movement and texture within her work. Within the last six years Erin has participated in more than 10 exhibitions, both group and solo.
It seems all too fitting to have the Chaplin sisters exhibiting at Blewcoat as we officially open our showroom this month. Sophie’s deep love and connection to South Africa has allowed us to welcome these talented sisters into our space.