Artwork by the talented and lovely Sophia Ehrlich. Rest in peace beautiful lady; you live on in the art you left us with. Love you forever “Just Sophia.”

Horse and Rider 05 10 2003 Sophia Ehrlich

Untitled (Horse And Rider)

“Untitled” (Horse And Rider) Painting by Sophia Ehrlich, May 10, 2003 Watercolor. After seeing this painting of a horse and Native American rider, I asked Sophia if she would be interested in illustrating a book for children. She declined, saying to have to paint rather than being inspired to paint, would ruin the fun.

Pleasure 05 2006 Sophia Ehrlich


“Pleasure” Painting by Sophia Ehrlich, May 2006, Watercolor. This is the last painting Sophia finished before she passed away. She had started one more, a black horse running, but was not able to finish it. Pleasure was supposed to be a study in color but the entire painting is wonderful. No one would know Sophia was just playing with her paints. The end result looks like a masterpiece to me.

Paso Fino Horse watercolor painting by Sophia Ehrlich

Paso Fino

“Paso Fino!” February 2006 Watercolor by Sophia Ehrlich. Sophia loved horses and even had her own horse, Foxy Jane, when she lived in Reno. I think Sophia loved horses for their beauty, power and grace, but as I study her horse paintings I see a common theme: All her horse paintings have some magical quality about them.

Bandit 01 2006 Sophia Ehrlich


“Bandit” Painting by Sophia Ehrlich, January 2006 Watercolor. When Sophia saw a picture of Bandit she told me she had to paint his face. Sophia had a talent for capturing the emotions and mood of her subject and I can almost see Bandit’s tail twitching in anticipation of a good pounce. This painting is truly stunning and the intense stare from Bandit really pops out.

Waiting in Pakistan 11 2005 Sophia Ehrlich

Waiting In Pakistan

“Waiting in Pakistan” Painting by Sophia Ehrlich, November 2005 Watercolor. Sophia painted “Pakistani Women Waiting,” before she painted “Waiting in Pakistan.” This painting shows her talent for capturing emotion through her masterful executive of color, tone, texture, and detail.