Sophie Botsford was brought up in rural Cambridgeshire, where she has since set up her studio in the comfort of her family home.
Sophie grew up on an arable farm, which has had a huge inspiration for much of her artwork today. With a keen interest in her farming background, Sophie gained a degree in Rural Enterprise & Land Management from Harper Adams University in 2013.
It was Sophie's intention to pursue a career in land management, however in November 2013 she was given the opportunity to undertake an 11 month internship with figurative painter James Gillick.
It was within this 11 month period that Sophie realised she could make a lucrative career from the hobby she had loved from an early age and from there plucked up the courage to start up her own business.
Since then Sophie has designed a wide range of greetings cards, as well as building up a homeware collection, consisting of fine bone china mugs, placemats, coasters and lots more! She also dedicates a lot of her time to commissions and building up her portfolio of original graphite drawings and watercolour & oil paintings.
If you would like to view Sophie's oil paintings, please visit www.sophiebotsfordfineart.com