Sophie grew up in an artistic family with the creative gene running on both sides. She was encouraged from an early age to draw and paint at home and at school.
She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 1992 with a BA Hons in Fashion and Textile Design and proceeded to work full time as an artist, illustrator and textile designer. Sophie spent many years designing best selling greetings cards, gift wraps, children’s posters and home wares for brands such as Marks and Spencer, Woolworths, Dunoon and The Art Group. Many of her designs have been published worldwide.
Her paintings have been shown in galleries in the U.K. since 1988. For the past few years she has been focused on painting and printmaking. Sophie’s work is concerned with capturing the simple joys in life by painting the essence of a scene or group of objects. She is primarily driven by colour and it’s ability to evoke positive emotions.
'I was always doing something creative from a very young age. When I was very young I used to peel the wallpaper off my walls and draw on the blank wall underneath. I grew up with original art throughout our home. My granny was an artist and our house was filled with her gorgeous paintings and beautiful post impressionist work by my great great aunt Jeka Kemp. I’m lucky to have inherited quite a few and I love them as they’re part of my childhood.'
'I hope a young mind will feel joy and positivity when they look at my work. It’s well known that colour has an effect on the mind and I hope that with my use of colour my work has an uplifting effect.'