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Sophie was born and brought up in the Midlands and has had a passion for art from childhood to present day. After studying Art and Design at Nottingham Trent University, she travelled the world with her sketchbooks and camera. Later she settled in Brazil where she taught Art in a school, had her own English school and also painted and designed signs for many local restaurants, shops and bars, painted original works of art inspired by the tropical location and designed bikinis.
After returning to the UK, Sophie concentrated on teaching in colleges and bringing up her twin daughters. She still teaches now alongside her painting.
A few years ago Sophie moved to Swanage, where she had spent many a childhood holiday. She is inspired by the extreme natural beauty that she sees on her walks with her lovely lab Ruby and takes her camera along to capture the amazing surroundings. Although constantly experimenting with different mediums and techniques, Sophie is currently working on a series of seascapes using oil inks that show the ever-changing mood of the sea and sky on the wonderful Dorset coastline.