Sophie Parkhill

Sophie Parkhill is a 30 year old, multi-award winning, emerging artist, residing in North Wales, UK. Sophies main medium is soft pastel, with many of her originals and limited edition prints, found in private collectors homes across the UK, USA & Australia. Since 2022 Sophie has also focussed much of her time in learning more about the fascinating world of acrylics. As a member of the Association of Animal Artists & ARTNorthWales, she exhibits her paintings, in several exhibitions across the UK every year and has recently held her own solo guest exhibitions too! Since 2021, Sophie has received many awards for her wildlife and portrait art, including winning the 2023 Inaugural Chairmans Award with the Association of Animal Artists, “Best In Show” in 2022 and winning the “All Womens” worldwide art show with Light Space Time. Most recently, Sophie was selected as one of the final wildlife 100 with Sketch For Survival, and has even been selected as one of the finalists for the SAA Professional Artists of the Year 2023 award. (Exhibition taking place late 2023 where final winners will be announced!) Sophie’s aim now, is to use her artistic abilities to make a positive impact on wildlife conservation work & supporting the fight against wildlife crimes. As well as supporting Africa Wildlife Art, Sophie also donates portions of her sales to the conservation & rescue work at Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, DSWF, RSPB, Sea Shepherd UK and more... You can find Sophie's work published in SAA Paint & Create magazine (May 2022 & July 2023), I Love Shelties books 2022 & 2023, IAPS The Globe Spring 2023 and The Pastel Guild of Europe's Scribbler Magazine January 2023