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Sophie Crossart (b. 1989) is a representational watercolour artist and botanical illustrator whose work is deeply inspired by Nature.
She is fascinated by the contrast between the awe-inspiring fortitude of Nature, and its simple elegance and ephemeral quality. Her larger watercolours are composed with an airy feel and explore Earthly Nature as the product of a magnificent Universe full of life and death. In her smaller paintings, Sophie enjoys recreating the seemingly insignificant natural treasures she collected as a child to reinstill our innocent admiration and gratitude for Nature.
The act of creation is integral to Sophie’s work. Each of her paintings “grows” from pigments, paper and vellum in a slow and contemplative process — mirroring the way life creates beauty in Nature. The result is a realistic and tranquil style that maintains a distinct painterly quality and instills her works with a love for life.
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.
Fine artist and illustrator (Freischaffend Künstlerin)
Online and private tutor, sophiecrossart.com
Teacher at the Volkshochschule Heidelberg
SBA Fellow — The Society of Botanical Artists
Founding member VBKD — Verein Botanische Kunst Deutschland
Member — GEDOK (Heidelberg division) Federation of
women artists and patrons of the arts
2021 — DipSBA(Dist), The Society of Botanical Artists
2016 — Ph.D Art History, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
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