Sophy Lewis, a London-based portrait artist, works primarily with acrylics. Although she didn't study fine art, her history degree sparked a fascination with how art shapes societies and can be a powerful political tool. Her self-portraits explore themes of stability and inner strength, using vulnerability to evoke solidarity. Her work invites viewers to form their own personal responses and ask their own questions. Rather than curating their feelings, Sophy purposefully leaves room for interpretation, resulting in powerful and thought-provoking pieces.