Hi, I am so glad you found my blog! I am Sophie Ploeg; a Dutch born artist living in the United Kingdom and wandering the world of art and art history.
As a painter I enjoy sharing my experiences, techniques and materials, as an art historian I love sharing my love for Dutch and English 16th and 17th century culture.
I am a self taught artist. I never learned to stretch canvas in art school, I never was told how to set up a palette, let alone how to survive as an artist. And so I learned the little bit of what I know by trial, error, reading and asking. And some might argue that is the best way of learning. The learning process never ends. There are many, many artists out there who have been in business much longer than I have and they know a lot. Thankfully I can ask some of them what to do when I get stuck. But it is great to be in this place where I can help others too. That’s why I write this blog and teach workshops.
How I can Help
I hope my paintings can provide joy and beauty in your life, my blog articles can help you get back on the road of painting and creativity and finally I hope you will enjoy learning some art history along the way.
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