I am a Dutch-born artist, art tutor, writer and art historian, based in the UK. I run my online Art School with courses in oil and pastel painting. On my blog I write about everything art: painting tips and tricks, exhibition and book reviews and so much more. Check out The Art Cafe for a free and supportive community of like-minded arty folks
In my own painting I try to find a dynamic between the past and the present in my painterly depictions of lace, silk, and velvet as well as my portraiture. My portrait work has been exhibited at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the BP Portrait Award and elsewhere. I paint in oils and pastel and am available for commissions.
Explore my paintings in greater detail. Find out about my inspiration and all the latest exhibitions. Works are for sale.
A large resource of articles on art history, pastel and oil painting tips and techniques, exhibition reviews, musings and inspiration.
Short videos, tutorials, product reviews, course excerpts and peeks in the studio on Sophie’s Youtube channel
the past is not so far away after all
finding new meaning
through snippets of History
Busting some Painting Myths along the way
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