Sophie’s Art School - The Cafe

Sophie’s Art School has gained new virtual premises with a public cafe for all artists and art lovers. The Art Cafe is an online community, free and public, where art school students can hang out and share their work and experiences. Non-students are very welcome. Join this warm and supportive community to learn, share and support each other’s creative journey!

Lime Tree Gallery Exhibition

Opening on 24 January 2019, Lime Tree Gallery in Bristol is hosting a group exhibition titled 'Every Kind of People'.  Sophie will be providing 2 new works. 

Video Mini-Course Published

Colour Mixing in Pastel is a brand new short video course which you can find in my Art School !  

Interview with the winner of Sky Landscape Artist of the Year!

I interviewed Jen Gash, the winner of Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2018 on video.

Black Friday Lace Painting Sale is on Now!

offer valid from 21 - 25 November 2018. More info here.

What am I working on Right now?

In my studio in South Gloucestershire I am busy with a number of projects

  • A very exciting pastel painting ecourse
  • Two large portrait commissions


  • Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol: exhibition, Every Kind of People, 24 Jan - 26 Feb.
  • South Gloucestershire Arts Appreciation Society
    Art Talk: Painting Lace & Art History 
    21 March 2019
    Bradley Stoke, Bristol
    South Gloucestershire Arts Appreciation Society

  • 12 May 2019: Open Studio

Bruges, Belgium

Sophie Ploeg Apostelientje

Lace shop ’t Apostelientje in Bruges, Belgium

July 2018
Antique lace shop, 't Apostelientje in Bruges will soon have some of my paintings available. They already sell my greeting cards. 't Apostelientje is a gem of a shop in the middle of gorgeous historic Bruges. They sell antique handmade lace and lace making accessories. 

Oil Painting Video Demonstration

My online oil painting demonstration ‘Painting Drapery’ is now available to buy and watch! I am very excited about it and look forward to hearing what you think of it.  
More info here.

New Painting for Sale

The painting that you can watch being created in the above video demonstration is available for sale. Look in my painting shop for more info, or just get in touch.

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