Sophie Thurlow, Artist

Sophie Thurlow

“Pet Portraits and Nature Inspired Art and Gifts.”

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About Sophie Thurlow, Artist

Sophie Thurlow, Artist

Dog Portraits and Nature Inspired Art

Hi, my name is Sophie Thurlow and I live in a small village in North Somerset, close to the Mendips. I’ve just started a new role as a part time, charity shop manager, for Prickles Hedgehog Rescue, but I am also an artist too. I love being creative, I NEED to be creative! I’m quite a behind-the-scenes kind of a person. I love my family, my pets and my home. I’m a wife, a mother of two children and owner of Milo our Miniature Schnauzer. I’ve had a passion for art from a very, young age. I spent my childhood copying pictures from my books or my birthday cards. I particularly enjoyed the drawings in the series of Brambly Hedge books by Jill Barklem. As I grew up, my parents took my sister and I for days out to National Trust houses around England. Whilst there, I would spend ages studying the beautiful portraits in the houses, trying to work out how they had painted the clothing to make them look so much like the velvet, or silk, that they were wearing. Beatrix Potter also had a considerable influence on me. I loved visiting her home, Hill Top, in Cumbria and seeing the different rooms and items that were featured in her much loved, little children’s books. I also have a deep love of this beautiful planet of ours and hope that this comes across through my artwork.