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 love 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 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.
See here for my upcoming market events.
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 post a few times each month about creativity, places I have visited (including beautiful greenhouses and the Peak District, and photos taken with my iPhone or analogue cameras!) and news from the studio. I also share my advice about being an illustrator and online shop owner, and talk about my experience of indoor gardening.
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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
Corduroy Company | Meet Katrina of Katrina Sophia Art