Since a young age I have always had a passion for the arts. Whether it is painting, music or drawing, I have always involved myself with art and loved it. Leaving school and continuing my education in art was a natural step for me. After completing my Foundation Diploma in Art & Design in Swansea University, I had been accepted into every University of my choice to undertake a degree in Graphic Design. However, I had a choice to make. Did I pursue my passion in art or did I play it safe? The art industry can be a turbulent roller coaster to ride, and the risk of three years study with no guaranteed job proved too much of a gamble for me to take. I played it safe. I didn't continue on to a career within the arts, instead, after a number of varying jobs I found my calling within the Royal Navy as a Medic.
After deploying around the world and being lucky enough to be involved with teams helping people on nearly every continent, I found myself specialising in the medical field as an Operating Department Practitioner. Despite a stimulating career and rising through the ranks, 10 years later I constantly found myself being pulled back to the day dream of making a career from my original passion, and asking myself "What if?" - Art had become the itch that I couldn't scratch.
After designing and creating an A3 playing card as a house warming present I was inundated with requests by friends and colleagues to create pieces similar for them as either personal effects or as gifts. And just like that, Sophie's Studio was born. I put my love and passion into each piece and I feel that you'll see that with my work.
Since founding Sophie’s Studio I’ve been lucky enough to raise money through selling artwork for military associated charities such as: Royal British Legion, All Call Signs, Ukraine Crisis Appeal (British Red Cross) and now the Royal Marines Charity.