Born in London, 1970. Sophie grew up in Swanage, Dorset, the eldest of seven siblings. She studied at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design and Central St Martins. From 1993 Sophie has worked full time as a painter, illustrator and textile maker.
Her paintings are inspired by artists such as Milton Avery, Mary Fedden, William Scott, Klaas Gubbels, Etel Adnan, Bonnard, Ken Done and Matisse. Sophie’s work is all about simplicity, harmony, balance and colour and the feelings that colour evokes by its interaction and the possibilities to glow, clash or sing.
Working mainly from life and sketches and occasionally photos she paints moments from her life: a collection of objects in the home, seasonal fruit and flowers, a morning spent on the beach or at a Cornish garden. By simplifying objects and scenes she aims to create feelings of joy, escapism, calm and stillness with a focus on the small and simple joys in life.