My name is Katrina. I am an artist and freelance illustrator living in Nottingham, UK. I am greatly inspired by everyday life and the natural world – I enjoy taking walks in the nature reserves and countryside of the Peak District and looking after my abundant houseplant collection.
I predominantly work with watercolour for my products. I also love using oil and fine liner in commission work. I enjoy experimenting with new materials and techniques, such as printmaking and ceramics.
In 2014 I started my online shop to sell my illustrated products. I strive to develop my range of products and bring you high-quality homeware and stationery with an illustrative and handmade feel. I want to show the wonder of nature through my illustrations.
I design, create, and package my products from my home studio in Nottingham. I care about the environment, use 100% recycled materials where possible, and all the paper stock I use is FSC certified. I try to keep my business ethical and sustainable by reusing and recycling materials, and buying from local or UK suppliers.
I choose my materials mindfully so my products are of the highest quality and long lasting. The paper I use for my giclee prints is from the Hahnemuhle range – beautifully textured and luxurious so they look almost like the original paintings. Being giclee prints, they are lightfast for over 100 years and provide incredible colour accuracy and quality. My cards are textured to bring out the watercolour really well. If I get my products made by suppliers, I always ask for samples to ensure good quality.
A selection of my products are also available to buy from any of my stockists, please see my stockist list here.
Work With Me
I accept various commissions and freelance work – from bespoke portrait paintings to editorial illustrations to alternative wedding stationery.
I am honoured to have created many bespoke illustrations for my clients, and have worked on some amazing collaborations with fellow artists.
Learn more about my services here!
I blog about creativity, art, photography, places I have visited and news from the studio. I believe that you don’t have to be ‘talented’ to lead a creative life, and I aim to promote creativity and provide inspiration. Follow my blog via Bloglovin.
I currently don’t have any upcoming events. Keep checking back please! Or get in touch.
Craft in the City, Waterstones Nottingham, December 2017
Newstead Abbey Christmas, December 2017
Nottingham Etsy Made Local Christmas Market, December 2017
Northern Craft Fair, Northern Monk Brewery, October 2017
Northern Craft Summer Fair, Northern Monk Brewery, August 2017
Handmade Nottingham, Malt Cross, November 2016
Handmade Nottingham, Malt Cross, August 2016
Pexmas Christmas Market, December 2015
Made In Camberwell Market, December 2015
Shape Gallery Christmas Fair, November 2015
The London Artisan, Old Truman Brewery, November 2015
The Fairy Tale Fair, Brighton Open Market, October 2015
Designers/Makers, Old Spitalfields Market, August 2015
Made In Camberwell Market, June 2015
Made In Camberwell Christmas Market, December 2014
Camberwell Open, 2015
Brynn & Co
Features & Publications
Prettygreentea | Sunday Sharing 13
Made By Mrs M | Renegade!
Coggles | Katrina Sophia
Tesco Food | Twitter
Tesco Food | Instagram
Worship Blues | Recurring Themes
Altas Addict | Analogue of Soller, Majorca
Be A Goddess | Flamingo Card
Buckets & Spades | Animal Illustrations by Katrina Sophia
Made By Mrs M | My New Favourite Instagram Accounts
Year of Creative Habits | Interview with Artist Katrina Sophia
Adventures And Tea Parties | Meet the local artist Katrina Sophia
A Year Of Creative Habits | Katrina Sophia
Prettygreentea | 12 UK Based Indie Makers To Support This Christmas
For The Creative Heart | 8 Small Webshops For One Of A Kind Christmas Gifts
Erin Veness | The 100 Day Project
Just A Card | Katrina Sophia
Hunter’s Bohemia | 10 Gifts For The Plant Lover Who Can’t Keep Plants Alive
Northern Craft | Katrina Sophia on art as self-care
HuffPost | 10 Gifts For The Plant Lover Who Can’t Keep Plants Alive
Printed Forest | Interview: Artist & Illustrator Katrina Sophia
Stylist | How craft fairs became cool