Hi! My name is Katrina. I am an artist, freelance illustrator and creative lifestyle blogger living in Nottingham, UK.
I started running my business in 2012, and started creating and selling my illustrated products in 2014. My art is heavily inspired by everyday life and the natural world.
I design, create, and package my products from my home studio in Nottingham (previously, London). I care about the environment, and use 100% recycled materials where possible. All the paper and card stock I use are FSC certified. I buy my materials and packaging from the UK. I try to keep my business ethical and sustainable, such as reusing and recycling materials. Additionally, I use eco-friendly and odourless sealer for my clay creations.
Everything in my shop are available for bulk order at a lower unit price. Please get in touch if you would like to see my wholesale catalogue!
Private Portrait Commissions
I started my business in 2012 taking commissions, before I opened my shop. I love creating portraits with oil, colour pencils or watercolour. I also paint pet portraits. It makes a great gift for your loved one, or yourself! Check out my past commissions and if you like what you see, drop me an email!
Handlettering and Illustration Services
In 2016 I started accepting handlettering commissions. Many of my handlettering projects involve illustration work too, e.g. wedding invitations. Have a look at my handlettering portfolio here.
I illustrate a wide range of subjects, such as portraits, animals, foliage and food. I primarily paint with watercolour. You can view my portfolio to see what I have illustrated in the past.
My past work includes invitations, wedding stationery, books, greeting cards and social media campaigns. I accept commercial (and private) commissions so get in touch if you are interested in my work.
I blog about creativity, art, photography, places I visited and news from the studio weekly. I believe that you don’t have to be ‘talented’ to lead a creative life, and aim to promote creativity and provide inspiration. Follow my blog via Bloglovin.
Northern Craft Fair, Northern Monk Brewery, Saturday 14th October
Nottingham Etsy Made Local Christmas Market, Saturday 2nd December 2017
Newstead Abbey Christmas, 9th and 10th December 2017
Craft in the City, Waterstones Nottingham, 16th and 17th December 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