Sophie Ploeg Artist


Hi, I am Sophie.  I’ve been an artist for nearly 20 years, although I have been painting all my life. I paint in oils and pastel and mostly paint portraits and still life. Most of my still life will have some drapery or just a piece of fabric in it, as I love painting the textures of fabrics such as lace and silk. 

I have exhibited my work at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Pastel Society and the BP Portrait Award amongst many other great places. I have published articles in Artists & Illustrator's Magazine and of course write in my own Blog regularly. 

I have developed my art by trial and error and have been honoured to be able to show my work at prestigious exhibitions in the UK and abroad. In-person teaching  moved to online painting courses and I now run my own online art school with a variety of courses.

I have taught workshops from my kitchen for a few years and have now moved my art school online. Here you can enjoy support, a friendly community, workshops and courses and so much more. I love teaching online; it is amazing to be able to help someone on the other side of the world as well as someone just a few miles away.  

I started blogging some 20 years ago, initially just to record my painting adventures. It has grown into a popular blog and resource for around 20 thousand visitors a month. There are well over 250 articles on painting, art materials, art history, exhibitions and book reviews, product reviews and so much more. 

I currently spend most of my time supporting my students, writing, and researching art history.