Sophie’s contemporary watercolours present visions of the natural world, reminding us where we come from and highlighting what we can still find around us. Her work plays with memory and the innocent eye for seemingly-insignificant natural treasures. It contemplates how we can explore without the fear of loss and preserve what continues to inspire us. Each of Sophie’s paintings “grows” from pigments, paper and vellum in a slow and laborious process. The result is a realistic and tranquil style that maintains a distinct painterly quality, presenting timeless compositions with an eye for detail.
Sophie studied Art History in the Netherlands and Germany (B.A. & M.A.) and obtained her doctoral degree in Munich (Ph.D). Her work is informed by her academic background in the historical depiction of everyday life and the natural world. Sophie works in watercolour on paper and vellum, and also does illustrations in pen and ink. Her paintings reside in collections worldwide. She is based in Heidelberg, Germany and welcomes commissions and collaborations.
Member — GEDOK Federation of women artists and patrons of the arts
SBA Fellow — The Society of Botanical Artists
2021 — DipSBA(Dist), The Society of Botanical Artists
2016 — Ph.D Art History, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
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