Sophie Rees

Based Bristol, UK
Sophie Rees - artist


Welsh artist living in Bristol; graduated from the University of Brighton. I grew up near Abergavenny in Wales, UK surrounded by the Brecon Beacons National Park which instilled a love of nature and exploration.

Central to my work is a deliberate unsettling of our perception of pictorial space. The abstract qualities within the works relate to a history of art, which is about constantly coming up with visual metaphors for experience, much more than it is about narrating experience. Colour, shape and reflection all conspire to create a sense of a non-place. Within my paintings are natural and architectural forms and pattern: pattern obscuring, decorating, repeating, accidental and expressively: pattern as pattern and pattern as content.


  • 2008: BA hon’s degree fine art painting, University of Brighton
  • 2005: Diploma in Art and Design, City of Bath College

Selected Exhibitions & Awards

  • 2019: North Bristol Artists, Bristol
  • 2017: Bristol Art Trail, Bristol
  • 2015: Double Rainbow, Color Elefante, Valencia, Spain


  • 2012: Hackney Citizen Newspaper, ‘The Art of Simplicity
  • 2007: ‘Mind Box’ magazine, July issue, ‘Artists profile’
  • 2007: @Home magazine, Strutt & Parker, May issue,‘ Contemporary Art’
  • 2007: Artists & Illustrators Magazine, May issue
  • 2006: The independent newspaper, November 11.11.06 ‘ Brit-art the next generation’
  • 2006: The Guardian Newspaper, December 06 ‘ Stuart’


  • Internationally exhibited
  • Represented in international private collections

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  • Achievements & Goals

    • Selling paintings to collectors all over the world
    • To financially support myself completely through my paintings
  • Genre & Style

    • Abstract
    • Contemporary
  • Inspiration & Vision

    • Colour
    • Nature
    • Pattern
  • Sales & Trajectory

    • Already sold works
    • Self-funded through curating and writing
  • Technique & Material

    • Acrylic
    • Oil
    • Spray paint

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