CV

Selected Exhibitions

  • Harley Gallery, Welbeck Abbey, Identity & Dress, solo exhibition, Worksop 2016
  • Catto Gallery, duo-show, London 2016
  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018
  • Manchester Art Gallery, Artists in the Frame: Self Portraits by Van Dyck and Others, 2015
  • BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London 2013, 2014
  • Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Royal West of England Academy of Art RWA, Bristol 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
  • Royal Institute of Oil Painters ROI, Mall Galleries, London 2011, 2015
  • Society of Women Artists SWA, Mall Galleries London 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017
  • Royal Birmingham Society of Artists RBSA, Portrait Prize Exhibition, 2013, 2017
  • Royal Society of Miniature Painters, 2017
  • Bath Portrait Prize, 2012
  • Bath Society of Artists, 2017, 2018, 2020
  • Blackheath Gallery, London, 2016
  • Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol, 2014-2015, 2019
  • Haynes Galleries, Nashville/Thomaston, USA, 2013 – 2016
  • Principle Gallery Alexandria, USA, 2014

Selected Publications

  •  A Guide to Soft Pastels, Jackson’s Art Blog, August 2019.
  • Artists & Illustrators Magazine, Oil Myths Busted: Toxicity, September 2018, pp. 52-53.
  • Artists & Illustrators Magazine, Oil Myths Busted: Brushes, August 2018, pp. 56-57.
  • Artists & Illustrators Magazine, Oil Myths Busted: Medium,  Summer 2018, pp. 66-67.
  • Artists & Illustrators Magazine, Oil Painting Myths Busted: Supports, July 2018, pp. 66-67.
  • Artists & Illustrators Magazine, Pastel Papers, June 2018, pp. 58-59.
  • The Bark, The 17th-Century Golden Age of Dutch Paintings: Dogs are Everywhere, Fall 2017, issue 91, pp. 72-79 (read here)
  •  Oil Painting on a Copper Panel, Jackson’s Blog, November 2017
  •  The Lace Trail, Blurb books, 2014. (publication by Sophie Ploeg to coincide with the BP Travel Award)
  • The Jackdaw, The Lace Trail, 2014
  • The Pastel Journal, The fabric of life: the texture of textiles, February 2014, p. 48-55

For academic publications see the Research page

Awards

  • 2d Prize International Artist Magazine Still Life Competition, 2015
  • BP Portrait Award: Travel Award, 2013
  • Winsor & Newton Choice Award, Society of Women Artists, 2011
  • Finalist Artist & Illustrator’s Self Portrait Competition, 2007

Art Work Published in

  • Natalie Milner, Costume Drama, Artists & Illustrators Magazine, December 2016, pp. 43-47, (Article about Sophie's work: read here). 
  • Work published in Artists & Illustrators Magazine, 2007, 2008, 2012.
  • International Artist Magazine, 2015
  • American Art Collector, 2015
  • 500 Portraits: 25 Years of BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, 2015
  • BP Portrait Award, exhibition catalogue, National Portrait Gallery, 20132014
  • Pratique des Arts, issue 103, 2012

Education

  • Ph.D Art & Architectural History, Vrije University Amsterdam, University of Groningen (The role of classical rhetoric in English baroque architecture)
  • MA Art & Architectural History, Vrije University Amsterdam
  • MSc Ancient History, University of Edinburgh (in progress)