Art historian | Artist | Tutor

Sophie Ploeg

I am an art historian, artist and art tutor. I love how history can put things in perspective and in my paintings and research I aim to celebrate the great human story we are all part of. 
I write about and teach painting, especially in oils and pastel, focussing on my favourite subject matter of portraiture and fabrics. 
As an art historian I currently split my attention between the seventeenth century and the Romans. I am working on the depiction of lace in early seventeenth century portraiture, while finishing an MSc in Ancient History. 

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The Artist Magazine
How to Paint Lace in Oils

February 2023 Issue (out 16 December 2022)

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