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, the British countryside in particular, which is one of my most favourite things.
I design, create, and package my products from my home studio in Nottingham (previously, London). If I outsource, I keep it UK based.
I care about the environment, and use 100% recycled materials where possible – greeting cards, notebooks, art prints and gift tags in particular. 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 as much as possible, 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 are interested in placing a wholesale order!
Private Portrait Commissions
I started my business in 2012 taking commissions, before I opened my shop. I loved (and still do!) painting portraits with oil, colour pencils and sometimes 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 – send me an email to talk about what you’re looking for.
Handlettering and Illustration Services
After practising for a long time, I’ve reached the point where I am happy with my handlettering technique and I am now accepting handlettering based 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 (my favourite!) I primarily paint with watercolour, and I have a good eye for detail and colour. 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. Looking forward to hearing from you!
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.
I currently don’t have any upcoming events. Keep checking back please! Or get in touch.
Handmade Nottingham, Malt Cross, 13th November 2016
Handmade Nottingham, Malt Cross, 14th August 2016
Pexmas Market, 2015
Made In Camberwell Christmas Market, 2015
Shape Gallery Christmas Fair, 2015
The London Artisan, Old Truman Brewery, 2015
The Fairy Tale Fair, Brighton Open Market, 2015
Designers/Makers, Old Spitalfields Market, 2015
Made In Camberwell Market, 2015
Made In Camberwell Christmas Market, 2014
Camberwell Open, 2015
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