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About | Sophie Rae Illustration

Sophie Rae is a freelance artist specialising in printmaking. Based in Bristol, Sophie’s passion for art has seen her travel the world taking inspiration from natural landscapes. This has included being Artist in Residence at Chhaap Printmaking Studios in Gujurat, India.

Sophie has developed her own unique way of printmaking. After sketching out her designs she carefully cuts them into stencils, then she mixes her oil-based inks to create beautiful colours. The stencils are placed onto paper and a roller is used to apply the ink through the gaps, gradually building up layers of shapes until the image is complete.

Sophie is also part of a collective called Drawn in Bristol, a group that supports and profiles Bristol based illustrators. She shares a studio space in Hamilton House with many of the members.

You can send her something in the post to her studio address: Sophie Rae, C/O Drawn in Bristol, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY.

Selected Exhibitions:
The Musgrove Gallery, Taunton: Sept 2016 – Feb 2017
Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol: August 2016
Prema Arts, Uley: July 2016
Paintworks, BocaBar, Bristol: April – May 2016
Folk House, Bristol: July 2015
The Tobacco Factory: Bristol, June 2014

Hamilton House, Bristol: May 2014

The Royal West of England Academy, 161st Annual Open Exhibition, Bristol: Nov 2013 – Jan 2014

The Print Shop, Bristol: July – Dec 2013

Redfest, St George’s Park, Bristol: August 2013

The Grant Bradley Gallery, New Visions III, Bristol: June – July 2013


The Living Arts and Crafts Fair, Hertfordshire: May 2013

Chhaap Printmaking Studios, Gujurat, India: February 2013
Windmill Hill City Farm: Bristol 2012

Flaxton Ptooch, Camden: London 2012

Bath Fringe Arts Festival 2012

The Truman Brewery, London 2011

The Lighthouse, Poole 2011

London School of Economics 2010

Residencies:
Artist in Residence at Chhaap Printmaking Studios, Baroda, Gujurat, India

Selected Commissions:
NHS mental health website: onyourmindglos.nhs.uk
Church Road Community Mural, Bristol
Southmead Hospital, 31 prints for a ward at the new hospital
The Collaborators; Packaging and branding for Bird & Wild
The Policy Press; Publishers, Book cover
Branches Arc; Album artwork
EPDA Magazine; Issue 18 and 19 (European Parkinson’s Disease Association)
East Dorset County Council; Editorial, booklet