Sophie has been developing her artistic style since childhood, with an ongoing interest in the traditional forms of representational art, including potraiture and figurative, landscape and still life art. However in adulthood has explored abstract, expressive and imaginative art freeing herself from a relatively conservative upbringing. Sophie has learnt how to use many different art materials including pencil, pastels, charcoal, watercolour, ink and acrylic and oil paint, which has culminated in her current mixed media style.
Sophie has worked with clay to create small figurines and also digital media creating obscure short films and many photographs. Sophie has a keen interest in all forms of photography, she is married to an analogue photographer. She often works from photographs as source material for her paintings and drawings.
A passion for drawing is the basis of Sophie’s art, with a natural talent combined with a determination to always improve her skills. With a lifetime of practice, research and observation, Sophie has developed her distinctive style in both drawing and painting.
In terms of formal art education Sophie has the following qualifications in Art and Design, GCSE, A Level, Foundation Diploma University of the Arts London (UAL). Sophie also attended The Princes Drawing Summer School in Shoreditch where she studied Life Drawing and Painting. She considers her time at Metafora Art School (Barcelona) where she studied Contemporary Art Practice and began painting from her own studio, the beginning of her professional life as an artist.
Sophie was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia to a British mother and Bolivian father. Sophie grew up in Loughton in Essex, however travelled widely throughout Europe and has lived in Catalunya, Spain and in the South of France.
Discouraged from doing art at University Sophie completed a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Kings College London in 2005 Sophie, here she had the opportunity to learn anatomy through the dissection of cadavers at the prestigious dissecting rooms at Guys and St Thomas' School of Biomedical Sciences. Sophie still works professionally as a physiotherapist with her current interest being in manual therapy.
Sophie has been living and working as an artist in East London now for the last 10 years and has exhibited in group and solo shows and more recently art fairs. In 2012 Sophie successfully curated 'Celebration' a large exhibition involving 26 artists, overlooking the new Olympic park and was funded by East Village property developers.
Sophie shared a studio in the Old Peanut Factory in Hackney Wick until 2015 and then moved to Thameside Studios in Woolwich (www.thames-sidestudios.co.uk) where she currently creates her artwork. Sophie has recently started teaching through Obby and privately, providing workshops to individuals and groups who are interested in learning art from beginners to advanced levels.