Get to know some more about our Paper Daisy trader Arty Splendour, run by Sofia, before you meet her at our Small Business Saturday Christmas fair!
How did Arty Splendour start?
I've always been a very creative person from a very young age, from making flowers out of tissue paper with my mum to creating fun collage art at clubs. When I was about eight years old I saw my mum draw Thumper, from the animated Disney film Bambie, and I was so impressed and amazed at the likeness that I decided right there and then that I wanted to draw just like that, so I've been drawing almost everyday since, whether that be doodles in my sketchbooks or actual paintings.
How has Arty Splendour developed since?
I eventually progressed to Manga in year four where I fell in love with one of the art books that I pestered my dad for at a World Book day event, it's only in the recent years that I started using more colour in my work.
What's your favourite thing to create?
Animals have become my favourite subject and Watercolour has become my favourite medium, it's very therapeutic and capturing that thoughtful look that the animals I paint tend to have adds to my enjoyment of painting and drawing them.
If you want to check out some of Sofia's wonderful drawings you can find here on:
If you can't find what you're looking for on there then contact Sofia about a bespoke order. All commission inquiries can be made via email.
Why not check out some of our other Paper Daisy traders:
Wit & Whimsy
Katie Creates UK