An 80 square meter mural commissioned by the Church Road Town team, funded by Bristol City Council. The design was informed by community engagement workshops, helping us to respond to local residents/businesses wishes. The design incorporates images relating to local areas, such as parks, cafes, festivals and also some of the local history, such as the trams.
This mural transformed the play area for the children at St George Pre School. Working in collaboration with Zoe Power, a colourful woodland scene, was painted using oil based paints.
This exterior wall measures 6 x 3 meters. Commissioned by the Life of Breath Project, Sophie led workshops with pupils at Shirehampton Primary School to find out what they thought about breathlessness. The final design was based on the outcome of these workshops.
A Testimonial from the client: "Life of Breath collaborated with Sophie to create a mural in the playground of Shirehampton Primary School along with running a workshop with the pupils. We were so pleased with the outcome and her creative expertise that we immediately commissioned her for another mural in the BRI Respiratory Department waiting room. Working with Sophie has been a wonderful experience. She was professional, easy to work with, very sensitive, and enthusiastically engaged with the spirit of our project's aims to produce two beautiful, uplifting co-created works of art (with students, staff, patients, and researchers) for the community to enjoy."
Sophie was commissioned to create a mural for the waiting room of the respiratory department at Bristol Royal Infirmary. She carried out a consultation process with staff and patients to find out what they wanted to see in the space. From questionnaires to taking her designs into the waiting room and wards for feedback. She created a scene that is uplifting, inspired by nature, bringing the outdoors in, and has some smaller details, such as bugs and a cup of tea to keep people interested.
Sophie’s signature style comprised of colourful layers of vibrant botanical shapes for Kongs Bar Bristol.
A mural for Wonderfields Festival 2018 with a subtle environmental message. The Orangutan is under threat due to the destruction of the rainforest. This has been caused primarily by human activity (intense illegal logging, conversion of forest to palm oil plantations and timber estates, mining, clearing forest for settlements and road construction).
A mural, painted live for Wildscreen Festival in Bristol, inspired by the documentary 'Chasing Coral'. It beautifully captures the devastation of the coral reef. This is depicted in the bottom grey section of the mural, which shows what happens when the algae leaves the coral as the temperature of the water increases.
Sophie also loves working on decorative murals such as this for Quay Street Diner in Bristol’s city centre. The warm botanical vibes are in keeping with the Californian theme of the diner. Sophie loves to combine abstract and botanical shapes, often mixing texture with flat areas of colour, until a balance of elements is created.