WELCOME and thank you for taking the time to visit my official website. Contemporary Watercolour Artist Sophie Appleton :-)
I've been told my paintings look happy and cheerful with the swirls and movement, giving a feed good factor when viewing them, take a look at all the pages on this site and decide for yourself. Postage worldwide from rainy old England.
SOPHIE'S STORY. After 12 years of employment in computer digitizing, I was made redundant in 2006. With bills coming in, alone and with and a son to look after I decided to turn my hobbies into a small business and also I returned to school as a mature student. I had kept a small jar with a mixture of foreign notes, from holidays before my son was born. Taking this into a shop in Hinckley, I eagerly waited as the shop assistant counted the different currencies. It resulted in a total of almost £120. With a determination to succeed and a small amount of money to assign creating a web page I got stuck straight into learning how to make a website myself and bringing all of these hobbies and interests on to one site. SixFootSophie
Originally starting this web site in 2006 by making stamp designs and hand made cards. My business then changed in 2008 towards children's nail art parties and painting peoples photographs black & white onto canvas. But the biggest change happened in May 2011 at age 37 when I sat happily in the garden on a beautiful summers day, picked up an old watercolour set from my college days, and painted a picture of some flowers. Little did I know that just one painting would start my swirly watercolour adventure.
On This Website:
This website has several pages. A range of more affordable Art 4 SALE only £13.95 each painting.All fourGallery pages show hundreds of past sold paintings I can re-paint just for you. The Gallery ACEO is mini sized original art. Sale price original paintings are onPaintings 4 SALE page. The latest freshly painted original is on theNewly Painted which is a bigger scale, to view its detail.
Other pages like Sweaters andGifts are the items I make and sell myself, made by 'Country Swirls' owned by my hubby Keith and I. The Framing Advice
page will help you choose the right frame for your art work. Catch up
on the latest news about how my creative adventures are going by viewing
A variety of safe payment options and details about commission paintings from your own photographs are on the Order/Paymentpage. If
you do not like to pay for items over the internet, you could always pop a cheque in the post. Don't miss out, view the Email Reminderspage.
Yaaaay ! I've gone Global. TheCrazy Itemspage has two of my watercolour images, on crazy items.
Both these crazy item designs, Steampunk Bunny and the Eye Color Love, have over 40 available products, sold on Redbubble global marketplace.
Happy Paintings :-)
If you look very carefully on each watercolour painting with ink detail, you will eventually find one of my own personal secret markings, its a small face in ink (eyes, nose & smile), mixed in among all the swirls of the pen work :-) some people look and look and can not find it for a long time as it is only a couple of mm in size.
Painting is now my favorite pastime, most days are
spent with a paintbrush in hand, creating new paintings each week. My
art studio is in Burbage, Leicestershire and you may see me out and
about walking my old Black & Tan dog.
I have 'Irlen syndrome' which is an eye sight aversion to daylight , bipolar disorder, and I also have dyslexia. But this has not hindered my determination and I wear special blue tinted irlen glasses enabling me to now read and paint with more clarity, which was missed throughout my school years, during the diagnosis I was found to have a higher than average IQ which makes me feel like the scarecrow from the wizard of Oz finally finding a brain ! It was thanks to my tutors at Hinckley College whom spotted my difficulty in reading, thanks to their referral for dyslexia testing at age 35 I have my irlen glasses.
Being happy in changing my career also made me
more happy in my personal life and I got married in
December 2012, at 39 I was finally off that dusty shelf. As I was already quite well known in watercolour circles and some
galleries I have kept my maiden name Sophie Appleton for all my art works.
Get involved, get the app !!!
Swirly Soph Art phone app is free! Not all app's get accepted by Apple to be included in there app store search, I was chuffed the one I made was accepted. View it onGoogle Play for Android phones, or the App Store for iOS phones.
View the gallery pages paintings on a larger scale. Facebook.
To view a variety of paintings on larger photographs you could visit my Facebook page (even if you are not a member of that site you can still view photos) my page is this link https://www.facebook.com/SwirlySophArt I love to chit
chat on my posts, so please pop on and say hi, or messenger me @SwirlySophArt .If you are a Facebook member and you 'Like' my page, please continue to comment, share or like my posts, so that future posts will still appear in your
feed. Sadly Facebook doesn't favor the non paying business pages and without your input my paintings remain unseen.
Contact me via the on screen order form on the Order/Payment page, or email@example.com or Facebook messenger @SwirlySophArt or telephone/text 07932 606867. As a busy mum working from my home studio, and with a toddler attached at the hip, I may not get to my phone in time, so please leave a message.
Copyright of all Sophie Appleton's paintings and embroidery designs remains
with the artist, and any copying or printing will be followed up
Thanks for reading my waffle, now swirl away on the other pages and view some of the happy artworks, lovingly created, waiting for there forever homes.